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I am not usually a fan of mini-series or multi-part shows/movies, as they seem to usually be dragged out. But, after watching the trailer for "Eleanor's Bench" and then sitting for the first episode, I couldn't wait to watch the next, and then the next, until I was down to the 6th and final episode.  Each and every episode built off each other, and got better and better, right up until the credits rolled.  If you cry easily at things, you will definitely want to have a box handy as this mini-series will pull at your heartstrings throughout the six episodes.

"Eleanor's Bench" Synopsis:

Eleanor’s Bench” is a touching show that shines a light on the juvenile justice system in an  informative and enlightening way.

"Eleanor Thomas’s success as a Washington DC juvenile court judge is challenged when her inner-city past comes to court and demands more than judgment, prompting her to return to her impoverished neighborhood of youth. Will her renewed sense of purpose reinvigorate her faith?"


This was my first time watching Karen Abercrombie, and boy was I impressed. She is very talented, as were the other actors and actresses.  Everyone did an amazing job at bringing their characters and their storylines to life. I felt drawn in from the start and felt all sorts of emotions. It was a true roller coaster of emotions, especially with the 6th episode.  Don't worry, I will not spoil the ending. What I will say, though, is that "Eleanor's Bench" is a relatable story with many complex issues that deal with strained and broken families, as well as spiritual, physical and emotional healing.  This faith-based series explores so many timeless themes including faith and healing and renewal, as well as being reminded that God is always by our side, and that we are all equal in his eyes.  Even when we do wrong, God will help pick us back up and get us back on the road to righteousness and salvation.

In "Eleanor's Bench," we are introduced to Eleanor, played by Karen Abercrombie, who is a powerful U.S. District Court judge in the Washington, D.C.  She returns back to her old neighborhood to take care of her ailing father, who is battling cancer. She becomes a judge in the local juvenile court and meets a troubled mom who is about to lose her child to the foster care system.  Eleanor is pulled back into inner-city life, especially what is happening in her own childhood neighborhood, and finds herself pulled back in and trying to navigate between being a juvenile court judge and wanting to make things right and help a young boy who she doesn't want to see failed by a strained and broken juvenile and foster care system.   This series plays out a variety of court cases that will have Eleanor taking a closer and more personal look at class differences, law enforcement and how her rulings and those of other juvenile judges may hurt a community instead of bringing it together.

The sixth episode has Eleanor learning valuable lessons about forgiveness, salvation and mercy.  It takes place around the holidays when many families hope that family conflict will go away even just for a short time so that people can come together and enjoy quality time together.  This is seen in particular when she tries to get Apollo, Reggie's estranged son to return home and try and patch things up, as she is seeing firsthand how time is limited for all of us and she wished she had more time with her dad. Eleanor visits the red bench out in front of the family home, which was where her mom who has passed, used to hold court in the neighborhood.  Neighbors would come and be heard here, and Eleanor returns to the bench to ask for God's help and also to help and seek help from those in neighborhood, who are there to remind her the importance of community.

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. – Luke 6:37 (NIV)

I could go on and on about how great "Eleanor's Bench" is...but, instead, why not stream it now on Pure Flix. If you don't subscribe to this faith-based streaming service, I highly recommend you check it out and take advantage of the free trial to watch this and other great faith-based content.  And, be sure to enter my giveaway below for a chance to win a free 3-month Pure Flix streaming subscription.


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Disclosure: Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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