What makes Judge Judy so irresistible for millions of TV viewers

Judge Judy Sheindlin with fans. Photo credit: Iaguna172/CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Judge Judy has been on TV for two decades, resolving real-life small claim disputes. She’s the queen of daytime television, beating Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Phil, and even Oprah when she was on air.