Judge Mathis

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Judge Mathis

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Judge Mathis is entertaining Court TV inspired by the troubled childhood of the judge of the same name. Judge Greg Mathis leads the court for an hour long session. Cases in the court are anything but dull. The litigants in each case are typically comical in their own right each with a lengthy story to tell. But Judge Mathis holds his own against the revolving guests, as he can always be counted on to offer a witty statement or instigation from the bench. And his two cents is constantly appreciated by the viewers and the spectators of the court. Lately the television judges of today are straying further from the 'stern-faced' no nonsense judges of the past and the intimidation role of such persons like Judge Judy. Instead, it looks as if the judge of today aims to display this "I want to be your friend" sort of demeanor – which often comes across as strained or scripted. But not with Mathis. When Judge Mathis laughs it up from his post on the bench, or heckles a litigant that was caught cheating on his girlfriend – it doesn't seem scripted, but downright genuine. Mathis seems to gather just as much amusement listening to the stories from his ruling position as the viewers gather from their posts at home. Of course, Judge Mathis isn't based upon an entire platform of humor. Present is the sporadic second of blatant seriousness. No times for laughs, but time for the spotlight to shine as Greg Mathis addresses a courtroom guest about straightening up their life. For importance adds his 'been-there-done-that' point of view about how life on the streets, drugs, and 'thuggin' will get you nowhere but in prison, or dead. The moment of unsmiling monologue is easy to digest – Mathis never goes over the top, he keeps it short and like a flash he moves on and the ho-hum 'scared straight' moment is lifted. Judge Mathis is 60 minutes of entertainment. Underrated against other shows of its genre, it remains a highly favored show among staunch fans. But the show doesn't go completely unnoticed. In 2004 and 2005, Judge Mathis was nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding TV News, Talk or Information Series or Special.

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AIRED ON 5/16/2005

Season 6 : Episode 143

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  • A REAL JUDGE???

    1.0
    I am sad to say that I find Judge Mathis not indicative of a "real" judge. He doesn't come across as knowing the law. At the very least he doesn't communicate what the law says well. His decisions appear to be based on what he thinks or feels and not what the law dictates. A little bit too much buffonery takes any seriousness out of the show. He is very lucky to have been given this opportunity because he is just not someone I have confidence in his judicial decisions. Sorry Judge Mathis. Thumbs Down!moreless
  • I like the judge Mathis show!!

    9.5
    I THINK HE IS A GOOD LOOKING BLACK MAN AND just DOING HIS job . DONT HATE ,enjoy the show.
  • no family show

    1.0
    i used to enjoy your show. but not anymore. every time that i tune in, the people before you have a sleazy story 2 tell. most of the time it has nothing to do with the case. you claim that its a 'family show' but you do nothing to stop it. you even encourage it. then there's doyle with his constant flirting, even though hes a married man. i found myself changing the channel when my 10yr. old daughter would walk into the room. you are a fist fight away from becoming the 'springer/mathis hour. im done watching. ill stick to judge judy, & the peoples court. they dont have to resort to such tactics for good ratings. im sure that people in the projects & prisons will still watch you.moreless
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    10
    Tuesday November 26th the word is bounty
  • Word of the Day

    10
    The word of the day is "BOUNTY"
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