For 683 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Bianco's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 24: Season 7
Lowest review score: 0 Lucky Louie: Season 1
Score distribution:
683 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Bianco
    A star-studded, fast-moving, generally entertaining film about Sarah Palin.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Bianco
    Yes, in essence, Numb3rs is just CSI with mathematics standing in for forensics. But that cleverly used math twist, combined with an excellent cast and a very un-CSI interest in the characters' family dynamics, provides enough separation to make Numb3rs worth watching on its own.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Bianco
    Bad brings new life and depth to an old one: Malcolm in the Middle's Bryan Cranston, riveting and remarkable as a chemistry teacher who finds a more commercial use for his skills.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Robert Bianco
    A riotously, often scathingly funny showbiz satire that proves LeBlanc is smart enough to know self-mockery can be a potent weapon, and talented enough to wield it properly.
    • 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
    • 100 Robert Bianco
    Summer TV at its witty, riveting best.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Bianco
    Leary is working with a fabulous cast, which is why he and co-creator Peter Tolan can dance so nimbly between realism and surrealism, drama and comedy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Bianco
    Granted, this new Andy may not be as inventive or subversive as Universe, but it is just as funny and probably a bit more accessible.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 37 Robert Bianco
    Sons wants us to care about their hopes and struggles, but gives no clue as to why we might do so.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Bianco
    Entourage... returns for a third season with funnier episodes and higher stakes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Bianco
    You may appreciate the flair and poignancy Elementary brings to the crowded procedural field, and the energy, wit and sex appeal Miller brings to his role.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Bianco
    Elfman has a loopy charm and hyperdrive nuttiness that calls to mind the great screwball comedians, but she needs a strong force playing against her to soak up some of her energy. Foster may grow into that role, but right now, she's blasting him off the screen.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Bianco
    The stories and performances vary in interest, and all would benefit from a bit more humor. Still, even the weaker stories eventually pull you in, if only because you spend so much time listening to these people complain, you want to see how they work things out.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Bianco
    Still, even when Back is faltering, you flash back to the skill of its stars and to moments when the show succeeds in making you laugh out loud.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Bianco
    Granted, it's all standard superhero stuff. But the action scenes are well-handled, the emotions and the characters mostly ring true, and the plot offers enough twists to keep you intrigued.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Bianco
    It firmly establishes its intriguing main character's brains, skills, and skewed-but-real moral code.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Bianco
    There's no question Tuck is at times excessive or that it risks becoming exhausting. But in a season packed with reality and retreads, at least Murphy and FX are shooting for something novel and doing so in a way that is less pretentious and more dramatically viable than many of their more high-profile cable competitors.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Robert Bianco
    Even when 24 went off the rails, Sutherland somehow kept Jack in balance. And now that his show seems back on track, he's rolling at top form.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Bianco
    For now, let's leave concerns for the future to Eli. In the present, things are looking good.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    What we expect in exchange are a few thrills, a few jolts and some convincing destruction, none of which this cheap, embarrassing film delivers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Bianco
    You may not completely love this fourth vacation away from the 21st century, but lingering affection should more than carry you through.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Bianco
    Part mystery, part fantasy, part comedy, and all wildly imaginative exaggeration, Blood proves that there's still vibrant life--or death--left in the "star-crossed lovers" paradigm.
    • 72 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
    • 75 Robert Bianco
    FlashForward may not keep you hooked for years or even months, but chances are good tonight's episode will bring you back next week. For now, that's as far forward as we need to flash.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Bianco
    Both leads are very good, particularly Bibb, who makes what could have been a superficial character touching without making her cheaply sympathetic. The real standout, however, is Rue, who is luminous as a weight-challenged girl who longs to hear cheers. [29 Sept 1999, p.3D]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Bianco
    The actors do their best, but most of what they're doing is hopelessly, witlessly predictable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Bianco
    This may not be the sitcom breakthrough for which we've all been hoping, but Lorre has produced a first episode that leaves you eager to try the second.
    • 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
    • 75 Robert Bianco
    It has established genuine emotional bonds between its characters. There is something at stake here beyond the mechanics of the "sting," and that gives the show enough weight to keep it from dissipating in the summer heat.
    • 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.