Click here to read the full article. Judy Sheindlin is back \u2014 and audiences may not have had time to miss her. In July of this year, \u201cJudge Judy,\u201d Sheindlin\u2019s durable CBS-produced courtroom reality show, wrapped up. Over its 25-year run, the outspoken former family court jurist became a notably high-rated (and famously well-compensated) television personality. Airing in syndication, it was always there to be idly checked out while channel-surfing. But the show, built around Sheindlin\u2019s confrontations with plaintiffs and defendants who annoy her in predictable, familiar manners, had such a reliable formula that no one \u201cJudge Judy\u201d episode stood out as different or special. More from Variety IMDb TV Releases First-Look Trailer For 'Judy Justice' (TV News Roundup) Judge Judy Sheindlin's Courtroom Show on IMDb TV Gets Premiere Date CBS Strikes Pact to Bring Sponsors Focused on Black Consumers to Syndicated Shows Which makes \u201cJudy Justice\u201d a tricky sell. The show, but for its title and some shifts on the margins, effectively serves as the 26th season of \u201cJudge Judy.\u201d But it\u2019s made to exist on streaming, as part of Amazon\u2019s ad-supported IMDb TV platform. It\u2019s hard to imagine anything with less viral potential than Judy Sheindlin taking someone to task: To have watched television before is to be well-acquainted with the beats of this routine. Streaming represents a test for Sheindlin and for her producers \u2014 Randy Douthit, also of \u201cJudge Judy,\u201d and Scott Koondel, a former CBS executive \u2014 to see if she can capture an audience excited to see what they\u2019ve seen before. To review Sheindlin\u2019s act this deep into it feels like a music critic taking on \u201cHappy Birthday to You,\u201d or an architecture writer taking on the New York City skyline. Sheindlin is just \u2026 there. It\u2019s perhaps worth noting that the new series gestures towards the present day by featuring a conflict between a young gig-economy worker whose anxiety was triggered when another woman came unduly close to her, prompting the first individual to call the second a \u201cKaren.\u201d And multiple cases involve individuals who cannot communicate due to social-media blocks. The rest of the show, though, could realistically have happened at any point in the past quarter-century. One episode features two different cases involving relatives who\u2019ve turned on one another, a reminder that certain things \u2014 family strife, threats of physical violence, bad decisions made in love, child custody issues \u2014 are eternal. And so, too, it seems, is Sheindlin\u2019s role as ringleader, putting herself forward as the person best qualified to shut down the nonsense while in fact endlessly egging it on. There may be some who find Sheindlin imperiously dressing down unschooled, desperate people who have fractured personal relationships in search of just a little bit of money entertaining; from a certain point of view, it\u2019s very sad. It\u2019s also easy. There is, evidently, a wellspring of people willing to submit to Sheindlin\u2019s arbitration and get on camera. These people speak out of turn to attempt to make themselves heard, the thing that most especially sends Sheindlin over the edge. Sheindlin\u2019s umbrage at individuals squabbling over a couple of thousand dollars rankles, a bit. And it\u2019s familiar enough \u2014 with the point that Sheindlin cannot suffer fools having been very amply made at this point \u2014 that \u201cJudy Justice\u2019s\u201d existence on streaming comes to feel deeply strange. Streamers have mastered a great deal, but they haven\u2019t quite cracked the most rigorously formatted shows. Netflix, for example, has struck out with talk shows featuring stars as disparate as Chelsea Handler, Hasan Minhaj, and Michelle Wolf; the great streaming game show has yet to arrive. Maybe these formats thrive as part of a routine \u2014 one watches \u201cJudge Judy\u201d in the afternoon, \u201cJeopardy\u201d in the evening, and Colbert, Fallon, or Kimmel in bed. Or maybe they\u2019re just slightly less interesting to viewers when left to their own devices. Watched in a vacuum, \u201cJudy Justice\u201d is competently made, starring practiced talent and crafted by producers who know what they\u2019re doing. Taken as a series available on a platform, and in a streaming landscape, with\u00a0 many more options, it\u2019s hard to imagine picking it. The best thing that can be said for \u201cJudy Justice\u201d is that it is deeply unsurprising. Another interpretation of that fact might be that, despite the opportunity to take a new setting and use it to spur innovation, \u201cJudy Justice\u201d is just more of the same. \u201cJudy Justice\u201d premieres Monday, Nov. 1, on IMDb TV. IMDb TV. Four episodes screened for review. Production Executive producers: Randy Douthit, Scott Koondel. Sign up for Variety\u2019s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.