The People's Court (1997– )

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Former Florida prosecutor and judge Marilyn Milian decides actual small-claims court cases. Participants and onlookers are interviewed, and viewers are polled on the cases via a Web site.

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Former Florida prosecutor and judge Marilyn Milian decides actual small-claims court cases. Participants and onlookers are interviewed, and viewers are polled on the cases via a Web site. Written by Anonymous

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Best Court Show on Television
12 September 2000 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

When Ed Koch presided over "The People's Court," it was a good show. Now that Jerry Sheindlin is on the bench, it's a GREAT show! "Judge Jerry" is a great personality, less combative than his wife Judge Judy, but fair, incisive, and a great sense of humor.

What sets "People's Court" apart from the rest, though, is its emphasis on the process. Judge Sheindlin's rulings are methodical, and Sheindlin is careful to explain them, not just present them. Furthermore, each case (three per episode) are bookended by legal reporter Harvey Levin, who polls a small audience gathered by the Manhattan Mall, as well as delving into the legal aspects of each case, and at times recommending the proper actions to take if you find yourself in a similar situation.

Overall, its "The People's Court's" non-exploitive nature that makes it excellent. Like its predecessor, and unlike most court shows today, it depends on the cases themselves and not strange, Jerry Springer-esque litigants (and cases) or a judge's temper to entertain. Bravo!


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