Today, 12:57 PM
"Dr." Phil is not interested in having his audience do any higher thinking. Phil is nothing but a trafficker himself. First of all, this "sex trafficking" is the issue du jour that is highly exaggerated, especially in the U.S. One exaggerator is people in media, like Phil himself. Reporting on this just feeds the lurid lust of a gossipy female audience, thus enriching the coffers of people like Phil.
Phil's "counseling" and "help" is actually more of a formulaic media circus. I have watched a few of his shows. His formula includes the usual Good Guy-Bad Guy set-up, a method perfected by TV cop shows. It seems to me that no matter how complicated and contrite all parties are on his show, he still leans to (often literally) pointing his finger at one party and admonishing them in every way outlined in his college textbooks.
I am sure this show will be more of the same. "Dr." Phil will smugly berate the bad guy, egged on by superficial cheers from his vapid audience. He will fill in his little psychology game template with lost guests who will be left wondering if they should view their show appearance as help or just a vacation in sunny California and their eventual "counseling" destination. Phil will never be wrong and always have the last word. He will then arrogantly walk off the stage to more awestruck accolades, accomplishing his daily complacency, all within just 60 minutes.