Judge Judy continues to be dishing out justice in reruns on daytime TV, however if you’d like new instances? You’ll have to go to IMDb TV, the place the honorable Judith Sheindlin stars in a brand new courtroom present, Judy Justice, that made its streaming debut on Monday. (IMDb TV is a free-with-ads streaming service obtainable by way of Amazon Prime Video, however you don’t must be a Prime subscriber to look at. You can use the devoted IMDb TV app by way of Roku or Amazon Fire.)
Despite the change in venue, Monday’s premiere of Judy Justice ought to be comfortingly acquainted to Judge Judy followers: It’s your primary home dispute that we noticed 100 instances a yr on her unique present. Christina the plaintiff is suing her ex Lorenzo — a bit of one who works in “micro wrestling” — for reimbursement of cash she loaned him to get dental work performed. Lorenzo is countersuing for assault after an unpleasant incident that left him “leaking blood.” The premiere covers simply this one case, with Judy berating each plaintiff and defendant with withering insults. (“Maybe you can gather,” she tells them, “but I’m not loving either one of you.”)
The instances could also be new, however all the pieces else about Judy Justice feels the identical. It’s shot the identical means and structured the identical means as Judge Judy, with former director/government producer Randy Douhit and co-EP Amy Freisleben each returning right here. There are a few small tweaks to the format, although: Damages can now be as much as $10,000, double what they had been on Judge Judy, and her judicial bench is now emblazoned with “Judge Judy Sheindlin” in massive letters, in case you forgot who’s in cost. Plus, her gown is maroon now, not black!
Judy can also be joined by a brand new supporting forged: She has legislation clerk Sarah Rose (who’s additionally her granddaughter) and court docket reporter Whitney Kumar sitting to both facet, together with new bailiff Kevin Rasco, who replaces Judy’s longtime TV companion Petri Hawkins Byrd. (In a latest interview, Byrd mentioned he was never asked to return.) But all of them keep silent till the ultimate minute, when Judy very briefly opinions the highlights of the day’s case with Sarah. Basically, they’re simply there so there are extra individuals to giggle at any time when Judy makes a humorous quip.
Our closing judgment: Judge Judy viewers ought to discover a lot to like about Judy Justice, as a result of it so carefully follows the tried-and-true Judge Judy components. Four episodes of Judy Justice at the moment are streaming on IMDb TV, with extra being added every weekday, and a complete of 120 episodes have been ordered, so justice will proceed to be served for a very long time to come back.
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