Judge Greg Mathis gives sentences to thous in his court room.



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Greg Mathis ...  Self / ... 3,982 episodes, 1998-2018


Judge Greg Mathis gives sentences to thous in his court room.

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Real people with real disputes before a real judge delivering real justice




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Narrator: In the '70s, a kid from Detroit dropped out of school.
Judge Greg Mathis: Life was rough! We had to make due.
Narrator: He made the wrong friends, the wrong choices. He got caught; he did time. Then...
Judge Greg Mathis: My mom told me she was going to die.
Narrator: He promised he'd turn his life around.
Judge Greg Mathis: I made the law work for me!
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I think this show is a joke.
26 October 2005 | by studentmom64See all my reviews

If you watch this show thinking that you will learn what life is like in an American small claims court, you will be sadly disappointed. Calling the proceedings "real" is false advertising and a true disservice to the American Court System. After watching Judge Mathis these past few weeks I've decided that I don't like this show. He does not behave in a professional manner. He appears to be bias and flippant. He tends to get into irrelevant issues merely for the sake of viewer titillation. Many times he makes totally irrelevant inquiries into the sex-lives of the participants. He makes cruel and tasteless jokes that would never occur in a real court of law. He makes sexist remarks that I find offensive but I assume are supposed to be considered "humorous". He tries to come across as "hip" and "cool" rather than serious and professional. Unfortunately, this seems to be the rule for daytime TV judges rather than the exception. The only TV judge I've seen that appears to even attempt a fair, unbiased, professional manner is Judge Joe Brown. This show loves to trumpet the fact that Judge Mathis is a "real" judge. He is (or was) a judge for Detroit. But he is nothing but a clown on this show. He plays for the camera and couldn't care less about true justice. If Judge Mathis is being held up as a success story for inner-city youth, God help us. Sad. He is a man that has sold out to the big money media.

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1998 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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