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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Bianco's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Americans: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Lucky Louie: Season 1
Score distribution:
974 tv reviews
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    This is yet another terrible WB sitcom that never should have been made.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Gross, ugly, vicious and stupid--Allen is all of that, to be sure. But funny? Too rarely to matter.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    The Originals should give us some idea of just how deep the current teenage affection for vampire stories goes. If it can support a show this ludicrously written and terribly cast, it's deeper than most adults can fathom.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Its misogyny is appalling even for an industry in which male-driven stupidity is often a given. Were it funny, that might have helped, but really, it's the ugly, angry undertone that truly hurts.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    A badly cast Tom Ellis stars as Dr. William Rush.... He's unlikable and unsympathetic, which can be fine. He's also uninteresting, which can't be.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Everything about Criminal is patched together from other shows, from the FBI setting to the tired visual gimmickry.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Badly cast and sadly inept, this not-quite comedy follows the Goddess of Love (Jaime Murray) and her clan as they try to match mortal soulmates.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    An atrocious sitcom that can only be understood as a threadbare network's attempt to empty its larder before the fall restocking.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Despite the obvious, desperate attempts to inject youth appeal, Conviction is as tired as it is undistinguished.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    You can be forgiven for not immediately recognizing the Biblical king, lost as he is in the muddled cheesefest that is ABC’s Of Kings and Prophets.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    It doesn’t work.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Poorly cast and performed (including an embarrassing turn by Val Kilmer), XIII is shot so murkily and staged so badly, you can hardly tell where people are, let alone where they're going.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    If you're looking for a quick refresher course in what the U.S. Marshals do for a living, or just need to know how many fugitives they caught last year (more than 90,000), Chase could be the show for you. But if you're looking for actual TV entertainment? Heavens, no.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    The only thing challenging about Wicked City is the effort it takes to sit through it, and the only thing marginally fresh is its effort to up the perversion ante through a female accomplice who likes to squish spiders in her hands and rip the stitches out of old men.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    The problem with this trio isn't that they're unmanly; it's that they're morons.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Burnett is reality royalty, but he seems to have fallen for a faulty premise: that anyone outside of NBC's New York offices cares enough about Trump to want to watch a group of suck-ups compete for his favors. [8 Jan 2004]
    • USA Today
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Even if the performances were better and the scripts were funnier, Jezebel would still be saddled with one of the most preposterous, off-putting setups in sitcom history.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    A badly acted, clumsily constructed "Starsky & Hutch"/"Miami Vice" revival that imposes fictional clichés on top of harsh realities.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    If the two whiny sons and their equally unlikable fathers aren't enough to push you away, the boorish childishness of the show's obvious efforts to offend should do the trick.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Hands down the worst new show of the season.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    The show seems to vanish as it's happening, leaving behind nothing except a vague feeling of being mildly annoyed. It doesn't just fail to leave you laughing. It leaves you, period.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    You might be willing to overlook the show's structural flaws if the cases themselves were wildly compelling, but unfortunately, they are of a piece with their misguided series.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Witlessly Americanized by Michelle Nader (King of Queens), Kath manages to waste the talents of Molly Shannon while exposing the limits of Selma Blair's comedy range.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    It's a tossup as to what exactly about Beast you may find least bearable. For some, it will be the mix of crime-show melodrama, cheap cynicism and soap-opera theatrics. For others, it will be the sad fact that no one involved seems to have ever heard an actual human being speak.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    You can consider this too much of a not-good-enough thing.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Louis-Dreyfus has either decided, or been convinced, that the way to save Ellie is to barrel her way through every scene, mugging and pushing so forcefully that she makes Michael Richards look subtle. She's not just in constant motion; she seems to be in a state of constant rage. Even her singing, which was never the show's strong point, has become grating and strained. [15 Apr 2003]
    • USA Today
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Mistaking cynicism for sense and creepy for sexy, Notorious just might have been able to yank yet one more thread out of the social fabric--were it not, almost thankfully, so numbingly lazy, stupid and inadequate.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    There's not a moment that isn't ridiculous or false, as the characters continually collide on the street (small town, that Austin). And worse, there's not a single reason to care.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    From the time the first ghost story was told around some fire, people have enjoyed a good fright — but the prevailing feeling being provoked here is less one of terror than of abject despair.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    ABC's upcoming Malibu Country is a more egregious waste of talent. But only Emily can provoke an almost irresistible urge to scream, "Shut up, shut up, shut up," at your TV screen.

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