Robert Bianco

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For 974 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Bianco's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Desperate Housewives: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Lucky Louie: Season 1
Score distribution:
974 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    There are two major things you need to know about Night Stalker. One is that it's a third-rate rip-off of a superior series. The other is that the series it's ripping off is The X-Files.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    Overagitated and overaggressive, Philipps is in constant motion; her face contorting, body twitching, voice braying. Against all odds, she has taken a show that was merely bad and made it truly unbearable.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    There isn't a moment of wonder or suspense in Surface, or a single performance or character that is even remotely involving.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    The scene before the opening credits is awful enough all by itself to send you fleeing to any one of the other networks, all of which have something better to offer.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    Tawdry, empty and inept, South Beach is UPN's too-late-in-the-game attempt to transfer The O.C. to the other coast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    An abject failure both as sociology and as entertainment, this incompetent update of Black Like Me is no more than a gimmick in search of an idea.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    You can think of it as Titus with kids added and talent removed.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    The dialogue ranges from ridiculous to tiresome.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    Incessantly chatty, incredibly busy and annoyingly pretentious.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    Courting Alex is nothing if not dull.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    With each misstep, E-Ring becomes more ridiculous.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    Cobbled together out of hundreds of undercover/caper movie clichés, Sleeper Cell is so absurdly detached from the real world, it makes 24 look like a documentary.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    Seldom has a series expended more energy with less entertaining results.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Bianco
    O'Donnell is humorless, formless and vacant; Goldberg is manic and grating.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Monday's opening monologue, supposedly Leno's strong suit, was tired, lame and unfunny. In other words, typical of the real Leno, rather than the Leno of public-relations imagination.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    In the end, it's up to the star to sell the gimmick in a show like Limitless, and so far, McDorman would not seem to be ready for the task. There are too many scenes where one can't quite tell what Brian is supposed to be thinking or feeling, and too few scenes where one manages to care.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Guys With Kids is an idea in search of a show. And a better idea.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Practice is still terrible, and I'm still not ready to give up.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Is it too late to make her [Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick)] Iron Fist? Because the current guy doesn’t have the right mettle to defend anything.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    There is something wrong with the most popular and prosperous broadcast network churning out work that is this witless and lifeless.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    It's kind of like Friends if every character had been outlandishly contrived, every situation had been stripped of every humorous moment, and every attempt at sentiment had felt cheap and unearned.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    It won't take you long to recognize this inept remake for the dull, clumsy bore it is.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    The adventures aren't funny, and the friends aren't believable. But the real flaw is Reiser seems to have missed one of the central points that gives Curb its odd, counterintuitive appeal: David's willingness to paint himself in an unwaveringly horrid light.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Without characters to rely on, the show tries to hook us in with legal twists and turns--evidence found, evidence in, evidence out. But even on that level, Truth falters. The only twists you won't see coming are the ones that make no sense
    • 57 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Friends was not a shockingly original premise. It's what you do with it that matters, and Caspe and crew do almost nothing that doesn't feel secondhand and artificial.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    [Stern] goes through the show with a frozen, stupid smile and a gratingly high-pitched delivery, overreacting to every line with a nervous geek laugh. It's like he has morphed into Chris Elliott, which is not a compliment. [28 Sept 2001, p.6E]
    • USA Today
    • 55 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Perhaps Leighton has a huge fan base, but nothing in her cold, starched, tightly stretched rehash of Sydney would explain her appeal to the uninitiated. Still, the apartment complex does look inviting, as do many of the Los Angeles hot spots that are being used as sets.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Unfortunately, the comedy is Kelley at his most forced and artificial.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    If ill-cast, unfunny and thoroughly unoriginal are your ideas of perfection, then Perfect Couples just may be.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    A ludicrously see-through supernatural crime drama that wastes a perfectly fine performance from Emily Rose as an FBI agent who tracks an escaped convict to a Maine town.

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