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Two quick things this morning...

I really like "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth," the new weekly documentary series on Showtime that is chronicling the current presidential race. Not surprisingly, since it features "Game Change" authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, it has the same breezy quality of their books about the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns (one of which became a terrific movie on HBO). And because it also features Mark McKinnon, a longtime GOP campaign strategist who founded the "No Labels" political advocacy group, it also has a behind-the-curtain flavor that makes it compelling viewing.

I suspect that we all may want to take a shower by the time this presidential election is over, but in the meantime, "The Circus" may be one way to get a 30-minute update each week on how the game is being played. One caution - it seems to me that the focus is going to be more on strategy and tactics than on policy, so policy geeks may find it frustrating. But on the other hand, more than any other election in our history, this may end up being an election about personality rather than policy ... so maybe that's appropriate.

"The Circus" is on Showtime, Sundays at 8 pm EST.

I'm also looking forward to finding time to watch "Mad Dogs," a new Amazon series that has all 10 of its first season episodes available for viewing today. I liked the pilot when I saw it last year - it is about four middle aged guys who go to visit an old friend who has sold his company and now lives in a gorgeous Belize mansion. There is the bit of "The Big Chill" about the story, except with a creepiness that gets more pronounced until a moment well into the hour that changes everything.

I want to see where "Mad Dogs" goes from there ... and if nothing else, it'll keep me entertained until the second season of "Bosch," based on the Michael Connelly novels, that premieres on March 11.

That's it for this week. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you Monday.

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