I am so excited to tell you about this new mini series on Pure Flix! Why? I love a good drama and they are hard to find. It’s been about 5 years since I found a drama I loved and then, by the time the second season came around it added elements that we don’t allow in our home and I had to stop watching. Thankfully, Eleanor’s Bench is on Pure Flix, so I know I have nothing to worry about. Now that’s not to say this show is light and happy, it’s not, and that’s why I love it. It is a gritty look at the juvenile justice system that focuses on a judge who is reconciling where she came from with who she has become. Eleanor’s Bench is a truly relatable story with many complex issues that deal with spiritual, emotional and physical healing. I’m so thankful to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.
About Eleanor’s Bench
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? Eleanor’s Bench is full of important lessons about following God’s calling, practicing self control, learning from your past and discovering that we are enough and deserving of God’s love. Eleanor’s Bench is a 6 episode mini series streaming on Pure Flix.
- Karen Abercrombie, Eleanor (HEAVEN SENT, WAR ROOM, AN ANGELIC CHRISTMAS, DISCARDED THINGS)
- Cameron Arnett, Reginald (Saved by Grace, RUNNING THE BASES, Vindication, DISCARDED THINGS)
- Demond Wilson, Isaac (Sanford and Son)
- T.C. Stallings, Apollo (WAR ROOM, NO VACANCY, Vindication, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, GOD’S COMPASS)
- Lori Schultze, Pat
- Wesley Williams, Elijah
- Rebecca Rogers, Heather (LIFEMARK)
- Kamillah Matthews, Jewels
- Durrel Nelson, Eddie (director and producer of AN UNLIKELY ANGEL, TEXAS REIN)
- Caleb J. Avery, Drayvon
- Scotty Curlee, Attorney Banks (WAR ROOM, OVERCOMER, EXTRAORDINARY)
I was asked to tell you specifically about episode 3. That is hard if you haven’t seen the first two episodes and I don’t want to share any spoilers. Episode 2 ends on a cliffhanger. How this cliffhanger is resolved will literally change the trajectory of the story. Thankfully the cliffhanger is resolved right at the beginning of episode 3. The theme of this episode is how to live with defeat and failure, something we all have to do in our lives.
Eleanor is working through regret of a promise she made and didn’t keep. As she sees how badly things turned out without her help, Eleanor is feeling like a failure of a friend. She tries to take it upon herself to make everything right again, but that is just not possible, even for a rich judge. As she grapples with her humanness, she goes to God for direction and guidance as she embarks on a life changing plan to do what she feels is right.
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