Twenty-five years on daily television equates to an epoch in geologic time. That makes the departure this month of Judge Judy from CBS for Amazon's IMDb streaming platform an historic event. Judy Sheindlin obviously had a stroke of genius when she decided to mine family court files for hapless litigants willing to submit to her razor-edged wit and verdicts from the bench. While her no-nonsense style and summary judgments occasionally shed light on the law, the combination excels at turning the inexhaustible supply of mundane messes into midday entertainment.
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