The second season of the comedy-drama series “Bull”, the beginning of which was published last year, on September 20th. The plot idea is based on real events from the career of a real person named Phil McGraw. At present, this is a well-known TV presenter, who conducts his own psychological show of his own name “Doctor Phil”. The plot of the series is based on events from the period of his early career.
Biographical note on the prototype of the main character:
Phil was born in 1950 in the small town of Vinit, located in Oklahoma. In his youth, he was fond of sports, played American football. In 1975 he graduated from the Midwest University, which is in Texas with a bachelor’s degree, four years later he completed his master’s degree, and in 1979 he became a doctor of philosophy (corresponding to our candidate of science), specializing in clinical psychology. Together with his father, he took up private practice and soon they established a private psychological consulting. A company called Courtroom Sciences, Inc., abbreviated CSI). By a lucky coincidence, in 1995, Oprah Winfrey took advantage of the company’s services, which at that time took part in the trial. The cooperation with McGraw was so fruitful that she began to invite him to her show, and soon he also had his own called “Doctor Phil”. A successful psychologist and TV presenter is the author of several best-selling books on psychology and a very rich man whose annual income exceeds 80 million. He is married and has two children.
The plot of the series Bull season 2:
In the center of events is a psychological consulting company called Trial Analysis Corporation, abbreviated TAC. Its owner and main expert is Jason Bull Doctor of Psychology. Basically, this company works with lawyers’ offices and lawyers, specializing in the psychological examination of people claiming to be juries.
Recall that when selecting a jury, a random selection system is used. However, before the final formation of the jury, which consists of exactly 12 people, all applicants undergo a rigorous interview conducted by lawyers and prosecutors, clarifying all the features of the psyche, life beliefs and attachments, with the goal of eliminating all the subjective factors of which can affect the decision of such a person. After all, in the hands of each of them can be not only the results of the trial, but even the life of a person. In the case of the slightest doubt in the psychological adequacy or bias, the lawyer or the prosecutor has the right to reject the candidacy of a jury. Thus, the procedure for determining the staff of the jury is one of the most complex and important procedural actions. And the help of professional psychologists as experts is urgently needed.
Often such experts are hired by lawyers. Experts carefully study the biography of each applicant in the jury, and make a list of questions to be asked during the interview procedures. Such professionally selected questions can very accurately reveal all the weak points of a person and his biography, and therefore give an accurate assessment of his objectivity in this process.
This is what the main character of the series “Bull” and his magnificent team of professionals are doing. And they manage to save many innocent people from the subjectivity of human judgment.