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The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth 

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Come one, come all to THE CIRCUS. This documentary series pulls back the curtain on the Trump era of presidential politics, revealing the stories behind the headlines.
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John Heilemann ...  Self - Host / ... 54 episodes, 2016-2020
Mark McKinnon ...  Self - Host / ... 54 episodes, 2016-2020
Alex Wagner ...  Self - Host / ... 42 episodes, 2016-2020
Mark Halperin ...  Self / ... 34 episodes, 2016-2017
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Come one, come all to THE CIRCUS. This documentary series pulls back the curtain on the Trump era of presidential politics, revealing the intense, inspiring and infuriating stories behind the headlines. Key characters and events are presented in real time, as they are happening. THE CIRCUS is a non-partisan, never-before-attempted take on one of the most fascinating and consequential political periods in modern American history. Written by SHOWTIME

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Started Strong, Finished Weak
18 June 2019 | by PoliSciGuy88See all my reviews

I thought the first couple seasons were solid and well-balanced, but as the series went along (particularly with the introduction of Alex Wagner) it became nothing more than a Democrat talking point echo chamber. As an Independent, this evolution was very disappointing.

The move away from balance led the series to make a number of veiled predictions and analyses that, in retrospect, turned out to be comically wrong. Even worse, the series attempted to ridicule and marginalize anyone with a view different than their conventional wisdom which, again, turned out to be mostly wrong.

Overall, a good microcosm of what happens when people/organizations become hyper-partisan. Too bad because this series had a lot of promise.


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