For 764 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 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Lloyd's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 764
764 tv reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    A considerably above-average Generation Y sitcom that manages to be both sharp and sentimental, like "Seinfeld" with feeling.
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    The dialogue is always to the point, yet it gives even the bit players enough room to create something memorable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    I can't say I have completely made up my mind myself, though on balance I'm more yea than nay, and the series' intelligent dopiness is something of a going style in comedy. Certain things do strike me odd.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Costello (who has subbed for David Letterman) makes a fine host--a bit reverential at times, but never as pious as, say, James Lipton can become over at the similarly configured "Inside the Actors Studio."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    It is a thing by turns, and even simultaneously, ridiculous and sublime, romantic and overwrought and the most genuinely moving precisely when it’s at its corniest.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    Most of the actors, who admittedly don't have much to work with, seem to be visiting rather than inhabiting their parts....All in all, a trip to the zoo will serve you better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Wilmore was off to a good start Monday night--a little muted, which is his style anyway, and a little tentative, as would be expected. But he landed some punches and clearly had more than a little fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It is more diverting than suspenseful, less a roller-coaster ride than a scenic railway.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The show fails only when it wants to make you feel something warm about their mission, rather than just letting you enjoy the icy suspense and snappy dialogue.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    I suppose there are women in the world as empty as the instantly beddable Maxim babes the producers habitually drape around their boys, but it would help to give them even something stupid to say -- it strikes a wrong note, this neo-retro sexism, even if it accurately reflects the world view of the characters or, indeed, their actual world. It's a failing that even the presence of Debi Mazar (great, as always) as Vince's publicist and the intriguing Samaire Armstrong (from "The O.C.") as Eric's budding love interest does not redeem. [17 July 2004, p.E1]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    All of the wives are more interesting than their husband. Paxton's character remains a problem for me and, as the pole on which this tent depends, a crucial one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    There are moments that require you not to think too hard, and some of the black humor doesn't overcome its fundamental nastiness. But on the whole, it's a superior package, intelligently constructed and handsomely executed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    A dark and strangely beautiful new sitcom.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    If the characters are not particularly original, neither do they come off as artificial. The dialogue is 75% banter, but it is crisp and tart, and the actors make even the ripostes you can predict sound spontaneous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Some of this is schematic, to be sure, but it grows more organic as it goes along, helped by a strong cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    It's an accomplished piece of work. And it gains heft from a number of impressive cameos.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    "The State Within"... is something less than perfect, but if you have a taste for high-level skulduggery and do not mind being totally confused much of the time, it's an enjoyable enough ride — fun, sometimes exciting, basically intelligent, occasionally preposterous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    The series' strength is that it is difficult to pin down; it zigs when you expect it to zag.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    "Rome" is smart, dirty fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    The glamour in Pan Am may indeed be manufactured--doubly manufactured, given the re-created places and planes--but it's not empty: The show says, yes, this is as good as it looks, and it looks very good
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    For all the self-protective aggressiveness and passive aggressiveness on display, Idiotsitter is tender at its core and toward its characters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Once you get past the relatively stiff opening episode and everyone relaxes and starts having fun, "Hustle" is an undemanding good time that manages to rack your nerves even when you know better.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    I am not yet sold, but I will stick around a while to see what this future holds.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It's not a perfect show, but to judge by its pilot, it has good bones and excellent prospects, with a cast that knows just how much fun it can have before it seems as if it is just having fun.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    As with most things Wolf, it is superbly cast, almost too well... But every small role is well cast too -- the judges, the defendants, the policemen. They help create a lively world that's more believable than it sometimes deserves to be, and it is almost always engaging.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    As predictable, or artificial, as the show can seem, when you take stock of it--even in its dark themes and situations--it is vital and inviting, fundamentally true to its characters and hard to put down.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It's funny, but it doesn't go for big laughs so much as a mood of whimsical parody.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    An aura of staginess, of manufactured drama and strenuous comedy, surrounds the show and works into its every cranny and nook. As a result, one never feels that the pair are in even as much danger as they're actually in. Yet it is not without charm; indeed, its appeal is in its pretense.

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