My daily post-lunch 15 min 'power nap' is often taken in the company of TV's Judge Judy; she is 50% amusement, and 50% soporific.... Just what I require for my post-midday snooze.
What do I like about her? Well, we share the common trait of not suffering our fools gladly. She berates idiots, and treats them as such (look listen and learn, UK judges!). And, like most of us, she can tell instantly when someone is lying, and tells them straight.
Her Honour has also taught me a few interesting things about everyday life in the US. All children over the age of 16 (who stay on in the family home) are forced to pay their parents RENT (or end up in court). Secondly, if you fail to pay your ex-wife/husband/partner Child Support you can have your 'Drivers Licence' taken away (weird). And thirdly, absolutely everyone in the US buys absolutely everything by monthly payments (especially those all-important 'trucks').
On the other hand, perhaps the most frightening thing I've learned from her illustrious show, is that you can be arrested, handcuffed, and thrown into jail, for just about any tiny thing in the US; after which someone has to cough-up 'bail' money, in order to get you un-cuffed and out again. Bizarre!
I've snoozed in front of more of her shows than I care to mention, and have probably yet to see a whole episode from beginning to end. Maybe my 50/50 percentage weighting (above) should have been considerably heavier on the side of soporific.
N.B. In case you didn't know, the show pays both plaintiff and defendant $250 appearance money, plus $35 per day, plus all expenses (hotel, flight, taxi, etc). And the audience is made-up entirely of paid 'extras'. Nothing is as it seems!