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Judge Judy used to be my favorite television judge, but that position has now been usurped by the very honorable - and very beautiful - Marilyn Milian. Pooh-pooh to you, pooh24, I don't know which court show you're watching, but I think Judge Milian is the exact opposite of what you make her out to be. Not only is she easily the most eye-friendly and photogenic judge on TV, she's also the most fair. She can be funny, wise and sarcastic when she wants to be, but she is also caring and compassionate toward her litigants. Unlike Judge Judy, she won't fly off the handle at someone who doesn't deserve it. When she does go a little ballistic, it's only because the litigant she's yelling at is acting like a jerk. And she sure is fun to watch when she does go ballistic - especially when the throws in some of the trademark Spanish phrases she's become known for. It's very nice to see a Hispanic television personality who isn't a Speedy Gonzales-esque stereotype or caricature and who is very proud of her heritage. Also, Judge Milian is not sexist in her judgments, at least not as sexist as Judge Judy can be. If the plantiff is a female and is obviously behaving like a jerk or taking advantage of the defendant (for example, a woman I saw the other day who sued her former friend, who had bestowed upon her all kinds of gifts, including a nose job, and was suing him for not paying for her trip to Texas - her case was dismissed, incidentally), she will tear into her as well as she would a male plaintiff. On top of it all, she's not as cold and businesslike as Judge Judy can be - she'll ham it up with the litigants sometimes, and once when disco singer Carol Douglas was on the show as a plaintiff, the judge had her sing a little of her biggest hit, "Doctor's Orders." Overall, she has made this a very fun show to watch. I'd bring a case before Judge Milian before I'd bring it in front of any other judge on TV. Ten out of ten stars!
I think this is the best court show on television. Judge Jerry Sheindlin was a good judge, but for some reason I seem to enjoy Judge Milian more (I guess it's because she is a woman, though I hope that doesn't make me sexist). Judge Judy is too annoying and rants off too much, so if you want to see a GOOD female judge, watch The People's Court.
The Peoples Court is definitely the best of the TV court shows. Just to clarify a point, the Peoples Court started in 1981 with Judge Joseph Wapner, not with Ed Koch. The reason why this show is the best, is because this show is mostly about the law, not the theatrics of the Judge. In most of the other TV courtroom shows, the judge humiliates the litigants and the decisions are not based on law but based on the entertainment value of the decision. Not only is Marilyn Milian fair, but she treats the litigants with respect. She also explains in full detail why the judgement is made and also explains what type of paperwork and actions should have taken place and accompanied them. She will at times show her wit with the litigants, but without humiliating them.
Judge Marylin Millian's intelligence, wit, charm and INCREDIBLE yet tasteful sense of humor, combined with integrity, honesty, respect and caring, makes this show a blast since she took over in 2001. Since then, she managed to have another baby (she's only 39, has 3 little kids and lives in Miami) and quickly resumed her TV career, getting better and better. I could never stand other TV court shows, and now it's the only thing on TV I am regularly taping! Great entertainment, great intellectual stimulant, best hour on TV, eye opener, occasional shocker, not to be missed!!! Watch this passionate, beautiful Cuban genius in action and you'll see why other TV judges are mummies! 10 out of 10! Will also teach you how to talk back and argue your point at a business meeting, a small court case, a bout with your landlord or anywhere else, where viewpoints do not converge...
Funniest show on TV. You can't write this stuff. Just saw the one about
the lady who sue'd her neighbor for $2000.00 for not returning her
$3.99 copy of "Essence" Magazine! What!!!! Then she called child
protective servicing on the woman 2 days before court because she as
crying too much. It was also the first time I'd ever scene Judge
Millian award damages for defamation.
Judge Millian called her crazy to her face. Sad thing was the woman admitted suffering from a Bipolar disorder.
Still funny show though.
With all of the other scripted and unscripted garbage, this at least allows you to learn something about the law AND human nature.
This show has it all, for a court TV show. It has audience
participation, interesting cases, and Judge Marylin Milian, who's
gorgeous, but carries a big Gavel. This show gets my vote. For those of
us who are stuck at home on week-days, watching The People's Court, is
an enjoyable wait to be entertained.
It's also goo, because Harvey Lrevin, the guy who interviews people outside the courtroom, gives legal advice regarding the court cases. Judge Milian is usually pleasant and even-tempered. But she does go off once in a while, when she's particularly exasperated with a litigant. This court TV show, is definitely wroth your while.
I enjoy People's Court, although I prefer Judge Judy's no-nonsense
approach to the foolishness of so many of the litigants.
So glad to see others commenting on Curt's behavior. I haven't really noticed the touching, but his ridiculous smart-alecky comments, akin to the old no-win question "So, have you stopped beating your wife?," are just childish and way beyond irritating. He's practically making faces and saying "I know you are but what am I?" like an eight-year old on the playground. Harvey's comments, while silly at times, at least have some measure of thought and truth behind them.
It's absolutely jarring to go from Judge Milian's classy, professional courtroom session to the buffoonish antics out in the hallway. It cheapens the whole show, and he adds nothing at all to it. The show should follow the example of Judge Judy and Divorce Court - let the people make their own comments afterward. As we see every day, they make better fools out of themselves just by opening their mouths than Curt's curt comments ever could. The only one he makes look bad is himself.
She's cute, she's funny, she's sassy, and she's getting better every
day! She has 1000 expressions and they're all cute. Scripted TV cannot
beat her natural talent. I love it when she gets mad. Just let it all
out and be yourself, Marilyn!
I will agree that sometimes she doesn't hear the arguments and sometimes she seems to make judgments based on her own prejudices. But ... it's small claims court, so what can you do? She's not perfect, but she's great.
I learned a lot about basic law from watching Joseph Wapner back in the 80's. Get it in writing. Preponderance of evidence. Making you whole. Who's the liar? Get three bids. Dogs must be leashed. Etc. etc. etc.
Marilyn is just as informative as Joe and a LOT hotter!
I would love to see a "Best of People's Court". It would rock! I'm compiling a few myself. If you ever saw the case with Alana Sheridan trying to date the wanna-be wise guy -- it was a scream!!! Or the guy who wanted his garage demo'd, so he hired the job to a guy who sold it to get rid of it. Or the woman who set her apartment on fire, then sued her landlord. Fantastic!
I wish the show would come back to southern California. New York people are interesting but I want to see MY PEEPS in court again!
Of all the judge shows this one is the best going today. Judge Marilyn really adds drama and a quick pace to the show. She is a lot more likable than Judge Judy. She is also quite a looker in my opinion. She is much more self assured of herself, and doesnt have the aura of false celebrity.
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Judge Marilyn Milian of The People's Court is an excellent judge. She respects everyone who comes in her courtroom (although her litigant interviewer and attorney-poller do not). This is highly recommended over all courtroom shows. Unlike other television judges, Judge Milian never resorts to curses, and is actually very funny. Judge Milian is the best judge yet on the show, and is a great improvement over previous judges. In fact, this series is better than the original The People's Court. This show is highly recommended to children over the age of ten (because younger children will not digest the suits or will be bored out of their minds). Hopefully, litigant interviewer Curt Chaplin and attorney-poller Harvey Levin will learn to respect people, and then The People's Court will be absolutely perfect.
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