IMDb Plot Summary: BULL stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Bull employs an enviable team of experts at Trial Analysis Corporation to shape successful narratives down to the very last detail. They include his quick-witted brother-in-law, Benny Colón, who plays a defense attorney in mock trials; Marissa Morgan, a cutting-edge neurolinguistics expert from the Department of Homeland Security; former NYPD detective Danny James, the firm’s tough but relatable investigator; haughty millennial hacker Cable McCrory, who is responsible for gathering cyber intelligence; and Chunk Palmer, a fashion-conscious stylist and former All-American lineman who fine-tunes clients’ appearances for trial. In high-stakes trials, Dr. Bull’s combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.s and top-notch staff creates winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients’ favor.
What I thought: We are 5 episodes in and I must say I really like this show. There is nothing else like it on TV today. It’s so different then what I thought it was going to be. It’s not a crime show like the show Michael Weatherly was on before, but its more than just a court room show. It’s in between. This is more about Trial Analysis. Well what is Trial Analysis? The definition of TSA or Trial Sequential Analysis is a methodology that combines an information size calculation (cumulated sample sizes of all included trials) for a meta-analysis with the threshold of statistical significance. So, they analyze the jurors and give them a different insight on the case. Dr. Bull picks and chooses who he wants to help. So far he has helped a lot of people. People who didn’t do what they were charged with. But something else that makes this more than just a show about a court room is at the end when he helps the client out he also helps solve the case. This show is what keeps me wanting to watch TV. I’m a book reader. I would rather go and get a good book then to watch most shows on Television. This opens a new look into the crime/court room shows that you see today. I love what the writers and creators are doing with this and I can’t wait to get more. I wonder are we going to see more into Dr. Bull teams personal lives. The show doesn’t have to be watched in order because they haven’t gone in to too much detail. I want to know more into Dr. Bulls life. I love to learn and watch people. I want to know how and why people do and think the way they do. I think that’s why I like this show so much is that it has a lot to do with psychology. If you want something fresh to watch on TV go check it out.
Dr. Bull is on CBS Tuesdays 9/8c
Here a First Look Trailer: