Robert Bianco

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For 871 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Bianco's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 24: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Lucky Louie: Season 1
Score distribution:
871 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    Six Degrees certainly clips along, but moving quickly between insipid links and boring characters doesn't make them any less insipid or boring.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    Even if The Evidence were the first show of its kind, it would still be mediocre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    Neither sitcom nor drama, real-life nor fantasy, Fox's underwhelming Undeclared wanders around in some jumbled, stream-of-consciousness no man's land. Like real college freshmen, the characters seem hastily and inexpertly thrown together -- probably because they were. The producers built the characters around the people they hired, a form of paint-by-actor improv. [25 Sept 2001, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    The costumes are gorgeous, the sets are time-period gems, and the actors are among the best.... But the story to which they've been appended is hollow. It's like an exquisitely wrapped empty box.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    "SG-1" is a passable action series on a par with most syndicated sci-fi fare. Its only real distinguishing feature is [a] ludicrous, completely gratuitous nude scene. [26 Jul 1997]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    The opening crises just feel phony and forced -- as does everything else, from the humor to the drama to the bleached-out colors.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Bianco
    Perhaps it was too much to hope that the second season of Housewives would get off to the same kind of explosive start as the first. But we do expect the series to do more than just mark time. [10 Oct 2005]
    • USA Today
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    If you like Family Guy, you'll probably like American Dad. The problem is, if you've seen Family Guy, you've already seen American Dad. [4 Feb 2005]
    • USA Today
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    It's hard to say what seems sillier: the show's misplaced attempts at comedy or the intuitive leaps that allow the agents to solve the case.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    As much as CBS may yearn for the days of J.R. and Bobby Ewing, those days have passed, and you certainly can't bring then back with a show that feels more dated than "Dallas."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    There is rich ground to explore in the problems Mexico faces and the responsibility we may bear for some of them-–but the show's clumsy attempt to boil that down to a catchphrase is offensive and silly, particularly as it has no real connection to the story being told.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    All is fine, if not as good as it had been.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    The episode is clearly constructed as a showcase for Laurie--who is seemingly incapable of a boring performance--but the writers really haven't done him much of a favor. There are too many beats that refuse to be reconciled; too many times when House is forced to behave absurdly badly to get what he wants, just to backtrack when he gets it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    The shame is, after a very slow start, the living members of the Fisher family actually start to grow on you -- though it takes them far longer than it should. [1 June 2001, p.15E]
    • USA Today
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    In Jericho, claustrophobia, paranoia and the threat of nuclear rain are merely an overlay meant to distract us from the mundane nature of everything else the town has to offer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    The interplay among the main characters is by and large unaltered, and for some fans that will be enough. For others, though, what was once a summer pleasure is now a bit less pleasurable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    The combination of witchcraft fantasy with the female empowerment message may be enough to charm the show's target young-girl audience. The rest of us, however, should hold out for something a bit more bewitching. [7 Oct 1998, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    Despite some fine individual performances, the actors never collectively project a sense of family.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    Rather than balance, what you get from Filth is a gratingly smug superiority that mocks both sides while failing to make any point of its own.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    Beyond doubt, great talents and noble ambitions are at play here, but somewhere in the process, those talents seem to have confused "good" with "dull" and "serious" with "tedious.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    To be fair, this otherwise languid show does momentarily come to life in its second episode, when Nebraska's June Squibb tears through the unit as a particularly nasty patient. But she leaves and the show recedes into its self-satisfied torpor.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    What few laughs there are represent a triumph of acting skill over authorial sloth in a show that is more silly than funny--and more dull than silly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    Even at its sporadic best, In Treatment comes across as no more than an actor's exercise, one likely to be best remembered for providing future acting students with a large supply of two-character scenes for class projects.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    From what I can tell, the goal of Love is to prove that life can be just as mundane, colorless and boring with three spouses as it can with one or none. Mission accomplished.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Bianco
    The painfully blank Blanchard may look like Silverstone, but she has none of her flair or personality. It's like watching a copy of a copy of a copy. All she does is make you appreciate how good Silverstone was in the original. [20 Sept 1996, p.28]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Bianco
    He'll need to relax a bit: As you might expect, given the stakes and the hype, he seemed a bit over-caffeinated. But calm will almost certainly come with time.... Colbert's chat with Clooney felt oddly stilted, with uncertain transitions from serious topics to prearranged comedy. He actually seemed more at ease with his second guest, Governor Bush.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    Again, if you loved all things Battlestar beyond measure, Caprica may satisfy. For all others, this is a planet best left unvisited.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    What you get from this sometimes outlandish family comedy is a sweet Ride, but one that is neither funny nor believable enough to command your loyalty.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    The trouble for Becky and her show is that she really knows nothing, which vitiates what could have been an interesting concept.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Bianco
    It's an intriguing concept, but people don't watch concepts. They watch shows. And as a show, Reunion doesn't amount to nearly enough.

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