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 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Lucky Louie: Season 1
Score distribution:
974 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    The shame is that Practice has a fine human cast... But Kirk and his cohorts quickly get taken down by the barrage of stupidity the show sends their way.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Spend an hour with Journeyman and you'll wish you knew how to time-travel.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    If you want to get away with being offensive on TV, you have to be awfully funny, and Sit Down gets much closer to "awful" than it ever does to "funny."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    There's not a character you're likely to believe, which is a problem, or one you want to see again, which for a series is a bigger problem.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    What fans are about to discover is that Goodson is a less amusing character than the one Chuck Lorre created for Sheen at Men, and that Sheen's new show is a pale substitute for his old one at its height, and not much of an improvement on Men at its depth.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    It makes one of the worst first impressions in TV history. Seldom has a show worked so diligently to make you hate its characters so quickly.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Add it all up, and what you actually have is a bad case of sibling envy, as Fox stretches for the kind of edgy comedy that has drawn praise and attention (if not always ratings) to sister network FX. What you don’t have is anything fresh or funny, or any particular reason to watch.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Clearly, the show is aiming for urban grit. But that's hard to achieve when you're constantly distracting us with a ludicrous plot.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Badly written, badly cast and done on the cheap in the Canadian woods, Flash is the kind of fantasy toss-off that gives sci-fi, and Sci Fi, a bad name.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    What Miami Medical most closely resembles is CBS' equally retro and quickly canceled Three Rivers, right down to the pre-credit scenes that launch the medical story lines.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    It's all meant to be exciting, but like everything else about The Cleaner, it comes across as almost profoundly silly.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    What you get is a ham-fisted, irrational, superficially stylish show that thinks it’s saying something when it’s merely bellowing, and thinks it’s taking risks when it’s merely taking liberties.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    [Kreuk and Ryan are] terrible, but the material may have left them with no other option. Luckily, in this world of 1,000 channels, you have plenty of other options.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Alas, like most copies, Privileged is a second-rate imitation.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Sanctimonious yet salacious, tawdry yet preachy, and dull as, well, dirt, this haltingly comic drama has as much trouble finding a workable tone as it does making a coherent point.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    The episode being aired tonight is slightly better than the original pilot, which does mean the producers realized work needed to be done. They just haven't done nearly enough. An altered State, true, but a sorry one, still.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Bored is TV that's tailor-made for people who hate TV. It won't make you laugh, but it will make you feel hipper than the room, and for some, that will be enough.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    The ones who aren't cruel, disloyal and sex-crazed are dim-witted and sex-crazed, which isn't much of an improvement.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    There is talent in the supporting cast, and an opportunity to tell stories other sitcoms can't. But so far, at least, that talent and opportunity are being wasted.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    An atrociously clunky [revival] that keeps only the rough outline--a wounded detective confined to a wheelchair--while jettisoning whatever wit and intelligence the original possessed makes no sense at all.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    The result is a show that tries to be adult and titillating but just comes across as juvenile and badly paced, as if the cast were waiting for laughs they must realize won't be arriving.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Rather than humorously highlighting her attempts at education, the pre-taped bits that showed Handler learning about topics such as comic books and telenovelas came across as condescending at best and insulting at worst.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Nothing in The Neighbors rises above mediocrity, and too much falls beneath it.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Everything about the show seems designed to misuse its stars and erase our memories of the better work they've done.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    It starts slow, moves slowly and goes nowhere.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Bianco
    It was well-sung, to be sure; it just wasn't well thought-out.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Bianco
    Enough to make you re-evaluate the virtues of celibacy...Here's a thought: Perhaps these whiners can't find great guys because they're not so great themselves. [5 June 1998, p.12E]
    • USA Today
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Bianco
    They're kids, exhibiting the kind of behaviors, good and bad, that kids do in real life. That's not awful or particularly surprising--but it's also not even remotely entertaining.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Bianco
    Forced and frantic, what Best Time most often relied upon Tuesday night was the minimal pleasure of watching people be good sports--coupled with a seemingly unshakeable belief that seeing celebrities have fun is fun in and of itself.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Designed for people who want the legal clock turned back, not just to before the Constitution, but before the Magna Carta, Chicago P.D. is an insult to Chicago, police departments and viewers alike.

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