Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.
Usually the shows I've reviewed for Pure Flix have involved parents, marriage, love, etc. This new series - Eleanor's Bench - includes aspects of parenting, marriage, love and more. But, it goes deeper than that. In Eleanor's Bench, the main character Eleanor Thomas is a judge in the Washington DC juvenile court system. I watched episode 2 of the series and was immediately pulled in and had my curiosity piqued. In a court scene, Judge Eleanor Thomas shows the attorney a different way to see the kids in the juvenile system. I loved watching the love and care she had for one teenager in particular and am intrigued to see how that relationship develops throughout the series.
While also practicing as an influential judge for juveniles, Eleanor is also forced to return home and face a past that many would want to run from. She connects to her mother and yearns to find a way to find joy through her service to others. If you've ever felt drawn to the justice system, or caring for children, I think you might enjoy this show.
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