||Judge Judith Sheindlin reigns over her TV courtroom with an iron fist, speedily and commandingly doling out equal portions of justice and life lessons. Half legal professional and half shrill Jewish mother from New York, Judge Judy's style is surprisingly addictive and entertaining...This fearsome persona is what has made the series so wildly successful (apparently, it has hit ratings higher than Oprah's at times). Scheindlin seems to interpret her job on Judge Judy as ferreting out the liars and the wrongdoers and then making them look incredibly weak and stupid on national television...Admittedly, these are not life-or-death cases, but that's a big part of the fun. A flippant and sassy judge in a murder case would be inappropriate and uncomfortable, but we feel okay about cracking up when Judy yells at a woman whose case rests on a Tupperware-related incident...Judge Judy's courtroom alternately serves as a venue for bitter and petty disputes, a forum for Judy's own wit and bravado, and a training ground for minors who will surely be seeing their fair share of real courtrooms as they mature into adulthood. Whatever its function, it is incredibly addictive. Be prepared to blow through these nine cases in one sitting if you pick up a copy of Judge Judy: Justice Served.