->''"The premise is, it's about a maverick judge. Now, one thing you ''don't'' want a judge to be is a maverick. It's like a maverick surgeon... What you want from surgeons and judges is ''consistency''. The whole principle of ''justice'' is about consistency. So a judge who one day says, "I don't like your face! You're dead!" and the next day "Oh, let everyone off today!", that's, y'know, that's ''all wrong.'' [[MoralDissonance And we're supposed to like this maverick judge]]. It'd be alright if it was a program about a maverick judge and how ''awful'' that is, and why he's a twat, and why that shouldn't be allowed. But it's ''not'' that, it's a program about how brilliant he is, and how all judges by implication should be like that... The worst thing about it is that throughout the plot, the plot is so obvious and the wrongdoers are obviously [[ForTheEvulz real arseholes]] or so obviously [[WronglyAccused wrongly accused]]. I don't believe that's what a proper High Court judge's job is like, judging between people who actually have [[CardCarryingVillain a bag marked 'swag']] and people who are just totally innocent children. I think it's probably more complicated than that and you probably have to be quite clever, not just a kind of bolshie arsehole... He's likely to be more inconsistent, he lets someone off because he fancies them. That's ''wrong''. Judges shouldn't do that. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny They shouldn't be glamourised by an]] [[Series/TheProfessionals ex-Professional]]."''
-->--'''DavidMitchell''', deconstructing ''Judge John Deed'' on ''TV Heaven, Telly Hell''

->''"Even though reopening a trial at this point is illegal and grossly unconstitutional... I just can't say no to kids."''
-->--'''Judge Snyder''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''