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  • Summary: A camera crew follows Democratic Florida Congressman Robert Wexler and his staff as they go about their daily duties during the 2004 election cycle in this 6-part series.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. The access is such that you almost wish every member of Congress had a TV crew. [25 Aug 2006, p.81]
  2. The dealmaking and image-shaping are eye-opening, but the single most unnerving aspect of the show is just how young the army of political aides who make the system run really are.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    A slickly produced and irresistibly engrossing docu series that offers a multilayered look at various forms of politics.
  4. [It] gets high marks for capturing the spirit and idealism of the staff but only passing grades for storytelling.
  5. The series is slick and usually interesting, but until the final episode (covering the debate over withdrawal from Iraq), not completely compelling television.
  6. 50
    The problem is that seemingly everything is touched on... but the narrative is little more than a series of snapshots of how a congressperson’s office runs.
  7. Reviewed by: Tad Friend
    30
    Its creators apparently didn’t want to compromise their vision by making the material needlessly comprehensible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. MauriceF
    Sep 11, 2006
    10
    The dealmaking and image-shaping are eye-opening, but the single most unnerving aspect of the show is just how young the army of political The dealmaking and image-shaping are eye-opening, but the single most unnerving aspect of the show is just how young the army of political aides who make the system run really are. And on a sour note, the access is such that you almost wish every member of Congress had a TV crew. I like it Expand
  2. Matt
    Aug 24, 2006
    10
    Can't wait to hear about some more fun things to do!!!
  3. John
    Aug 25, 2006
    0
    What a sappy show. Why would anyoe care about this guy's boring life? Politics has never been worse.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Aug 25, 2006
    0
    I usually like documentaries, but this is just bad and sloppy. It's most dramatic topics are so boring it sickens me. I highly recommend I usually like documentaries, but this is just bad and sloppy. It's most dramatic topics are so boring it sickens me. I highly recommend not watching it. Expand