This episode follows the angst and drama leading up to the Iowa caucuses, with a showdown brewing between Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and the GOP's first real test of outsider candidates versus the establishment.
|Episode Title:||Tension City|
|Airs:||2016-01-31 at 20:00|
This is one circus worth attending, a series bottomless in its capacity to fascinate.Wall Street Journal Full Review
The show is at its best when national politics is at its worst.The A.V. Club Full Review
Cheerfully cynical yet with a sincere appetite for the game, The Circus is both a document and an example of the superficiality of today’s elections. It may not be a three-dimensional picture, but it’s a vivid one.The New York Times Full Review
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. And the grizzled McKinnon, a veteran of five presidential campaigns, lends a knowledgeable insider's perspective.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
While The Circus might be sporadically colorful, at a time when the inside-baseball of politics has become daily grist for the hungry media and its own spectator sport, with all due respect, it’s anything but a game-changer.Variety Full Review