Our fascination with TV courtrooms continues. Why Boston Legal, Law & Order, Court TV, Judge Judy and the rest draw such a large viewership is a mystery. Now, we are to be blessed with Cristina’s Court.
Here’s the next big daytime TV hit, and the next multimillionaire daytime TV judge, brought to you by the man who invented tabloid television, revolutionized morning news shows, created Judge Judy, and then brought Judge Joe Brown to TV riches.
Peter Brennan’s latest brainchild is Cristina’s Court, starring Spanish television star Cristina Perez, familiar to our Latin friends from her show, ‘Corte de Familia’ on Telemundo and soon to be the first Latin legal star to make the crossover to the American mainstream.
Young, blonde and from Colombia (though most viewers assume she’s Mexican), Cristina is bound to be the next big TV judge.
In the late 1960’s I served as the Municipal Court Judge for the Oldsmar in North Pinellas County. Court was in session one night each week. During my brief career as a judge I did note that a number of townspeople were regular spectators. After the sessions it was not uncommon for some of the spectators to tell me they would have ruled differently or agreed with my rulings. I’ll have to watch Judge Cristina to see if my judicial instincts are intact.