The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth: Season 1 Reviews

May 30, 2017
Solid docu probes 2016 election, tries to be unbiased.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2016
Whatever terrible revolution we're watching, it definitely isn't being televised with analysis and curiosity here.
July 11, 2016
Unlike coverage on Fox News or MSNBC, The Circus offers truly objective analysis of the campaigns. It also shows a more human side of the candidates, painting a clear picture of how grueling life is on the campaign trail.
March 8, 2016
The Circus is an elegant, intimate, frequently funny look at a process that lives up to the show's title, but like most political coverage these days, leaves a brutal hangover.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 3, 2016
The Circus is a kind of reassuring sanity break for politics nerds. There may be treacherous currents roiling this election, unknowable changes to come. But for one sharp half-hour every week, it's all just a show.
March 1, 2016
The election season show I'm most enjoying is Showtime's The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.
February 26, 2016
If anything The Circus represents merely another example of exalting the process of politics - the long bus trips, time spent time away from home and strategizing - without offering much that's new or compelling in terms of substance.
February 26, 2016
We're still only at the beginning stages. All the more reason to treasure an enterprise that preserves the small details as The Circus does.
February 26, 2016
It's by far the most cleverly shaped and enlightening coverage of U.S. politics right now.
February 26, 2016
Halperin and Heilemann, authors of the best-sellers Game Change and Double Down, certainly know their stuff, even if they inject themselves a little too enthusiastically into the proceedings.
February 26, 2016
Watching the show made me ache for the kind of candid, outraged political reportage that simply doesn't exist anymore.