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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2016
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 102 Ratings

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  • Summary: Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) runs a trial consulting company to help analyze juries in this drama series based on Dr. Phil's career before he became a daytime talk-show host.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 16, 2016
    67
    The procedural, case-a-week format is filled with legal cliches, and Weatherly’s know-it-all character, aptly named Jason Bull, is tiring.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Sep 16, 2016
    58
    Weatherly is the here, the now and the only overriding reason to watch Bull. On his own or in the NCIS ensemble, his star quality is obvious and likely enough to carry Bull through a multi-season run.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 20, 2016
    50
    It's an OK CBS procedural where Weatherly's character, Dr. Jason Bull, always seems like the smartest guy in the room when he's running mock trials using a mock jury.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Lowman
    Sep 19, 2016
    40
    While the series tries to dazzle you with high-tech sophistication, it fumbles around when it comes to the human factors.
  5. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Sep 20, 2016
    37
    CBS already has (and has had) a lot of shows like Bull, only better constructed and less annoying. Even Weatherly's most devoted fans may find this one a load of bull.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 15, 2016
    33
    There’s probably an interesting show to be made about this line of work, but Bull quickly lapses into the standard prime-time bull.
  7. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Sep 20, 2016
    10
    It's a wretched mess and arguably an offense against human intelligence.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 35
  2. Negative: 21 out of 35
  1. Dec 4, 2016
    10
    vVry interesting series! its a bit different from the rest of the series on the market. He is a strong character and he makes the series. ThevVry interesting series! its a bit different from the rest of the series on the market. He is a strong character and he makes the series. The Lie to me kind of series. Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2016
    10
    I think Bull is a good show, and they found the right person to play Bull. The show is done differently than I'm use to, and that's what makesI think Bull is a good show, and they found the right person to play Bull. The show is done differently than I'm use to, and that's what makes it good. Keep it up. Expand
  3. Aug 30, 2017
    8
    Pulls together a lot of undergrad psychology, and that appeals to me. I like Michael Weatherly of course and the cast is fantastic.Pulls together a lot of undergrad psychology, and that appeals to me. I like Michael Weatherly of course and the cast is fantastic. Disappointed that medical/ hospital consultation is total rubbish - please consult the same people that NCIS use! I knew nothing of US court procedure, that is keeping my interest. Expand
  4. Jan 26, 2017
    2
    I have watched a number of episodes now, and this week's was the worst. About a woman who feels her husband was convicted unjustly of murderI have watched a number of episodes now, and this week's was the worst. About a woman who feels her husband was convicted unjustly of murder and decides to blow up Bull's pretend jury room. Her criminal action then causes Bull to conjure up a mock retrial for the man, which all the victims participate in, until the authorities dig them out. Bull writers evidently believe that no plot line is too absurd. Such a shame. Michael Weatherly's magnetism transferred successfully from NCIS to Bull, but the plots on Bull are just ridiculous. Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2016
    2
    Boring Boring Boring
    I love Michael Weatherly in NCIS so when I saw he had a new show I had to watch it. Loaded up the on demand and tried
    Boring Boring Boring
    I love Michael Weatherly in NCIS so when I saw he had a new show I had to watch it. Loaded up the on demand and tried to watch but this show is extremely boring. I gave up and my wife tried to watch the 2nd episode and she fell asleep. There are so many problems with this show.
    #1. Nothing is happening
    #2. You have no connection to any of the characters and hardly even to Michael
    #3. The storylines are STUPID and you do not feel for or care for anyone in this show
    #4. The idea that you can hand pick the jury and know what they will do is a sack of *******
    #5. This show will be cancelled soon so why even bother watching. Just horrible

    He either should have stayed on NCIS or he should have picked a better show to be on.
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  6. May 9, 2017
    1
    This show has the luxury of following NCIS and yet one sees a huge drop-off in viewership. The reason, in my opinion is that the charactersThis show has the luxury of following NCIS and yet one sees a huge drop-off in viewership. The reason, in my opinion is that the characters are not well thought and Adding one actor to be a high powered attorney just does not work not because the actor is bad but because a NYC high power attorney isn't going to be that young and the show needed someone more along the lines of the attorney in Jessica Jones. Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2017
    0
    PUt this Next to Seal Team, but this is even worse than that. If I want to watch a good show about SEALS, I'll just get the Demi Moore filmPUt this Next to Seal Team, but this is even worse than that. If I want to watch a good show about SEALS, I'll just get the Demi Moore film in the 1990s since that's been the best so far. Full of techie jargon, bad acting, bunch of BS, jury consulting??? Who the F Cares about this, CBS??!?! CBS needs to pull its head out before I get rid of Xfinity Cable, what a joke! Pull your head outta your crack Moonves, some of us actually know good acting as we watch it on the neighbor channel known as PBS! Watch Queen VICToria for what good acting actually looks like, Moonves, what a joke.... Expand

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