Bad Judge: What Critics Say

By Rachel Cruz | 2 years ago
Bad Judge: What Critics Say

Bad Judge” will start its first season run this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. Kate Walsh (“Grey’s Anatomy”) plays Rebecca Wright, a well-respected court judge who also knows how to have wild fun. The show is created by Adam McKay, with Weill Ferrell, Anne, Heche, Kate Walsh and Chris Henchy as executive producers. Andrew Fleming directed the pilot episode. Find out what the critics have to say about “Bad Judge” in our round up below.

Common Sense Media gave this show two stars and called it a mess. Although the critic recognized that Walsh is a great actress, the show’s humor and theme are not. But the review also said that there is a genuine quality to its characters.


The Washington Post gave “Bad Judge” a grade of B- citing that Walsh’s portrayal of her character has a good balance of being likeable and despicable. The series delivers shallow laughs but the critic is hopeful that with the coming of a new showrunner, the show will find its bearing and turn out to be better.

Boston Globe graded the show a C and is in agreement with other reviews that Walsh is indeed a good actress. However, the show might not resonate with the viewers, but the critic is also hanging on to the fact that it could improve with the changes and tinkering that has been done to it.

Kansas City Star said that viewers might find themselves eventually guilty of loving the series, despite its raciness.

The Post Gazette compared the series to “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” however, the lead character is definitely not Mary Richards.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer considered the writing on the show as erratic. But for what it’s worth, the series presents some funny moments that compensate for the comedy.

So, there you have it, the critics’ verdict on “Bad Judge,” which will start on NBC this coming Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. We’ve been continuously giving updates about the show here on Movie News Guide (MNG) so keep following us for more news and recaps.

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