Bull was created as drama television film series by Paul Attanasio and Phil McGraw. Film has totally 4 seasons. Running time of each episode is 1 hour. 1st season was aired in Sept. 2016. Last was aired in September 2019, totally 87 episodes. It gets 6,9 weighted average over 10 from3.255 IMDb users. Votes are mostly the age of 30-45 years. Viewers especially like Michael Weatherly’s performance as Dr. Bull character. Lead actors are Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner,Annabelle Attanasio, Mackenzie Meehan,
Bull would be an interesting film series for people liking psychological subjects combined with American legal system. Also, subject of the movie would be interesting as its scope is especially combination of science and human behavioral and communication codes.
In Bull, Dr. Bull creates a team working for Trial Analysis Corporation(TAC) which is a consulting company. Team’s main motivation is to help clients and their lawyers to be well prepared for court. It means consulting team investigates the behavior and tendency of jury to prepare their client for court. Team members are good at their job. They are from different business area. This highly qualified team plays an active role within organization. During their study, office is designed as court room where mock trials supporting accused client at the court are carried out. They investigate and gather information about; how jurors are getting decision? How is their attitude during all court time? Even their communication style, dress code and reactions to witness statement are important hints.
Each client is a project for the Bull. Firstly, after listening client’s story, they make simulation as if they are at a real court. Dr. Bull already knows that communication is not only verbal or written but also physical subjects, body language, environment and even if color of the clothes are also important for a persuasive communication. Then, in accordance to former investigation they have, they create a simulation. During each simulation a fake jury consisting of a lawyer, a computer expert, a stylist and a project manager are available. They repeat simulation until they convinced about its success. They estimate which type of argument would be effective over jury and lead client’s lawyer accordingly. Team applies simulation results during court.
Bull gives a sociological message saying that technology, human nature and psychology are better toosl to enlighten cases in where accused is innocent. Dr. Bull’s team by using these tools make the court decision is in favor of their clients.
We meet 5 different characters in the Bull. Main character Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) is a psychologist and trial science expert. We know Dr.Bull from NCIS Film series and Dark Angel. Dr. Bull has a different past story. He has a pilot license. His passion is to be lawyer but he failed barro exam twice. His childhood was difficult. In the beginning, we see Dr. Bull as pilot with long hair, a beard and wearing cardigans with his suits. Then his appearance changes. Benny Colón (Freddy Rodríguez) who is Bull’s ex-brother-in-law plays an important role as a lawyer during mock trials. Marissa Morgan (Geneva Carr) is a neurolinguistics expert and psychologist. She worked for Homeland security in the past. A kind of romantic relationship is available with Dr. Bull. However, she remarries with her ex-husband despite Dr. Bull’s feeling for her. Danny James(Jaime Lee Kirchner) is an old police detective in narcotic. He leads all investigator relevant for the case. Cable McCrory (Annabelle Attanasio) is a qualified computer hacker. She leaves from film in the 3rd season with a dramatic death. Taylor Rentzel (Mackenzie Meehan) is hired after Cable’s death. Chunk Palmer(Christopher Jackson) is fashion stylist worked at a well-known fashion company. We know Christopher from different musicals. Chunk is preparing TAC’s client for court.