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In the same way that some films are based on true stories, featured cases on courtroom dramas are based on real-life experiences. On the other hand, some are altogether made up, though often drawing inspiration from real life.
There are many popular court shows on TV. But how can the genre improve?
How about using a three-judge panel? That's the concept of "Hot Bench," created by Judge Judy Sheindlin. After hearing each case, the judges discuss it among themselves before rendering a verdict.
Different from other court shows, "Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" acts only on family issues. There are no battles over rent money or damages caused by a car accident. These emotional court cases can have life-changing consequences for participants and sometimes new beginnings for individuals.
The venerable courtroom show takes a look at real-life divorcing couples. The soon-to-be exes tell their stories to the judge, who gives the ruling and settles all the usual -- and unusual -- divorce issues by the end of the episode.
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