For 796 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Lloyd's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 796
796 tv reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Some of it is very enjoyable, some of it is silly but still enjoyable, some of it is too silly to be enjoyable, some of it is not silly enough to be enjoyable, and some of it is neither here nor there.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    If it never rises above the artificial, it is not entirely without entertainment value--artificiality itself has its pleasures. It may not be worth the price of the subscription, if you don't already have one, but that is a decision you will have to make for yourself, viewer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Polished and lively, it is also simplistic, melodramatic and half-baked — though it clips along nicely enough that you may not notice.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Certainly, if the question is, can you make a dark, slightly depressing series starring the Muppets, the answer, obviously, is yes. Is this an inappropriate use of the characters? I don't know. Is it strange? Certainly.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Given the dark flavor of Shaun Cassidy's adult TV creations and his own experiences within the music machine, Ruby feels surprisingly ordinary and uninformed, put together out of scraps from the old sitcom drawer.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    It's a bit of a frustrating mixed bag, Superstore, on which I blow hot and cold from scene to scene. The cast is strong.... but it also feels unfocused and unformed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    he two episodes offered for review, "Food Revolutionaries" (including Auguste Escoffier, Julia Child and Clarence Birdseye) and "Carnivores," hop around within their subjects with no particular direction, but lots of anecdote and opinion; the tone is hopelessly antic, marked with animations and sound effects and never landing on any image for longer than it takes to take it in.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Rays of charm do break through the haze of the ordinary and obvious, even if just for a line or a line reading.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Like "Martha," in which she is required to appear interested in celebrities and to whip up the crowd, "The Apprentice" is not a perfect fit.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    It is not a train wreck; it's just a train--chugging along from A to B, carrying the people, delivering the freight.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    It may be overcooked and unexceptional, like a midlevel chain restaurant meal, but those places are full of customers and many will doubtless find it satisfying.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Both the documentary footage and the staged footage set in 2033 smack of a generous budget; it’s easy on the eyes. But though the alternating elements get equal time, they aren’t equally interesting, and the series is engaging and frustrating by turns.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The film aims for a dry authenticity that only fractionally reflects the big, wild volume on which it's based, cutting away nearly all of its poetry and most of its madness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The screen version does express many of Kraus' philosophical points through lines of dialogue and bits of action, but these seem inserted into the action instead of arising from it. And, apart from Roberta Colindrez as Devon, a local who works for Dick and has creative aspirations of her own, few dimensional characters emerge. Hahn and Dunn are fine actors, but their Chris and Sylvère are annoying from the beginning, and pretty much to the end.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Once known, this fact [the series is based on the lives its creators] lends to the project an authenticity that might not otherwise be apparent, so steeped is it in the rhythms and conventions of the 20th century sitcom.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    [Slater's] new show also needs to find its voice. Still, if there is something in its premise that recalls the straining-for-effect, too-clever-to-start setups of series like USA's "Psych" and "Suits," the first of those managed to run eight seasons in the end, and the latter has already been renewed for a fourth.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    I didn't find much of it funny, but on a kind of purely analytical level I can see how the jokes are supposed to work, and might well work on some.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Neither a disaster nor a triumph.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    At times the production can seem underbudgeted, the direction overwrought. Here and there, the dialogue sounds as if it had been written by an alien who picked up English from broadcasts of B-pictures. As the series' resident alien, Charles Dance--both as a disembodied and later an elaborately embodied, commanding voice--gets the best of this business.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Mixing teen themes and tropes is the source both of humor and drama, as when characters argue about their relationship as monsters stand waiting, with surprising patience, to try to kill them. ... But as TV storytelling it feels muddled and mechanical.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The only experiment actually being done here is the ongoing one of determining just how long people will watch this sort of thing. That is an experiment with no end in sight.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    While there's nothing particularly wrong with Do Not Disturb, neither is there anything so inspired as to make you leap to your feet, crying, "Yes! This is what television needs! More workplace comedies! More hotels!"
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The historical documentaries are more successful than the cultural ones, for having a better story to tell, but all are made in a similar style, without written narration, driven by news clips and interviews (with scholars, participants and celebrity rememberers, Hanks naturally included).
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    It is easy to buy [Heigl] in these more casual moments, especially given quiet, excellent support by Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain and Tommy Savas as her fellow (though hierarchically inferior) co-analysts.... [But] The more amped-up the action and the more tangled the weave of its web is revealed to be, the more hilarious State of Affairs becomes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    That the story... snakes around a lot, tossing supernatural red herrings in its wake, keeps it oddly compelling, even as it grows increasingly preposterous, not only as regards the supernatural but as to how people really act.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The film is watchable, certainly, but also wayward. Its effects feel scattered, its points lost as the story looks here, looks there; Paterno has many things to show you, but less to say.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Cult feels superficial as political commentary, its points so obvious and aggressively delivered that it feels at times close to self-parody. It’s hard to know how seriously to take it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The film as a whole is a strange case of mostly excellent parts that make an overlong and tedious whole.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    As a professionally discerning adult, I could not help but notice that the characters are fairly stock, the situations familiar and, some nifty digital backgrounds notwithstanding, the production continually felt more like an elaborate game of let's pretend than it did a window into some real other world. I didn't buy a second of it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The deal you make with a series like this is, if it doesn't ask too much of you, you won't ask too much of it.

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