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

Robert Bianco's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Wire: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Lucky Louie: Season 1
Score distribution:
974 tv reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Sadly, it takes even less time to realize that Map is a near-criminal waste of talent.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Thom believes happiness is an unattainable myth, and his artsy, aggravating series does its best to prove him right.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Seldom has the drive to do good works been as alarmingly, offensively presumptuous.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Good dramas have been made from much less, but Widow's indifferently performed, dishwater-dull opener give us no real clue as to who Marta is or what she wants--or why anyone would want to watch her pursue it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    The stars, all of whom have done better work in better projects, give it their all, but the show is too snide, condescending and unpleasant to be salvageable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Clearly what Netflix hopes you'll see a big-bucks, prestige entertainment along the lines of that HBO fantasy epic, but in truth, Marco is far closer to one of those cheesy international syndicated adventures.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    A show that feels like it's multiple terrible shows in one. It's like he pitched four bad ideas to NBC, and the network decided to pour them all into one hour.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    It starts slow, moves slowly and goes nowhere.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    There may be interesting stories to be told about the nature of the soul and our resistance to change, but they're buried under the weight of the premise and the efforts to paper over multiple plot holes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    It’s hard to keep the story straight, as new and old characters mingle and the mostly anemic performances weaken the show's hold on our attention.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Taken takes the worst traits of your garden variety big-screen action clunker and repackages them for home viewing. Inane, loud, violent, and littered with directorial flourishes meant to distract you from the sloppy plotting and largely indifferent acting.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    It's the same old story TV has told a thousand times, with the same plot holes sloppily covered over by coincidence and computer hacks.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    McKellen may be a sublime combo of the Wicked Witch and the Wiz, but Caviezel is no Dorothy. And sadly, this isn't much of a Prisoner.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    Friends With Better Lives is just one witless, thudding, sex-obsessed crack after another.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    There are twists and turns, as you’d expect, but few of them are any more believable than the characters, who feel like empty vessels into which traits and quirks have been randomly poured.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Unfortunately, the smarter-than-thou riffs that may have seemed amusing and fresh back on Dawson's Creek now simply feel dated and rehashed.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    There are laughs to be had in this inept series from Amy Holden Jones (Indecent Proposal), but they're all of the laughing at--not with--variety.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Practice is still terrible, and I'm still not ready to give up.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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