For 718 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 37% 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 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 718
718 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Entertaining. ... While the musical numbers are all beautifully realized--everything seems to be performed live--the miniseries is more drama than musical; and as a drama it’s more a sampler of Early Scenes from Great Lives than a deep or driven narrative.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Berlin Station is a tense, terse thriller--good-looking but never fussy, balancing character and plot in satisfying proportions, a new suit cut to classic lines.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    You could resist it, really, as you should be able to resist all television, unless you have been completely assimilated into the matrix. But you'd be missing some sparky fun. Submit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    It isn't until the glimmer of a plot finally emerges, after Todd stumbles into a Middle Eastern market with a can of Thunder Muscle, eliciting sudden mysterious interest--that the series inches past mere mockery to the promise of more muscular misadventure.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    Crimson Petal could lose an hour without sacrificing a single scene or word of dialogue, and it would still seem slow and moody.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Just what they'll do with all this newfound mojo is hard to say, so packed is the pilot with varying sorts of business and attitudes, the soundtrack obligingly swinging from comic-bright to melancholy-minor, to action-bold. Developments late in the episode suggest that No Ordinary Family will look a lot more like "Heroes" than it will, say, "The Adventures of Superman," a course we have seen to be fraught with danger.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    It's a comic book, basically, a B-movie, a pulp fiction, and low enough in the cultural reckoning of things to set its own rules with impunity.... Part of the pleasure of the series is that particular pleasure of watching a super-heroic character who can't fail.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It is in some respects a three-hour sketch, but one made with attention to detail and an effective emotional through-line.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    The action stays life-sized and plausible; the talk is largely crisp, rarely overripe.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    Though it is expertly made, with evident commitment and passion and art behind and before the camera, I also found it on the whole frustrating and unsatisfying. ... It feels that only half a story, the grim part, is being told.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Timeless is a mostly straight-faced, frequently corny, occasionally high-minded adventure thriller--pulp that stops every once in a while to reflect on the dark marks of American history or consider its characters' deeper feelings and predicaments. Yet it works best when it remembers that there’s something inherently nutty in the whole business, when it does not deny its inner “Back to the Future.”
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    As before there is a nice balance between social drama and personal business, the tragic and the comic, exaggeration and authenticity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    A smart, amiable, colorful new cartoon series.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    With a little tweaking, the series just as easily could be set in some large corporation, or on a college campus, and engage most of the same interpersonal issues — what women do for men and for one another.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    [Political Animals is] a high-class, relatively naturalistic, behind-closed-doors soap opera that plays in fairly obvious yet also fairly affecting ways with the space between public face and private pain and is made highly watchable by an excellent cast that finds the human among the hokum.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Like Parton's music, it manages to be somehow clear- and misty-eyed at once, a mix of the natural and the sentimental.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    From where I sit, it is something of a mixed bag, but it works more than it doesn't, and an impressive, semi-big-name cast helps keep it upright and lends the project an air of prestige--especially in the context of its modest little network.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Enlightening without feeling quite essential, the sort of PBS package that seems at times designed to warm the hearts and loosen the purse strings of viewers of a certain age and income.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    As at the Friars, the humor gets low at times, but the characters themselves do not; which is not to say that they keep their dignity. The conversation is long on riffing and syntactically comical constructions.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Director Coky Giedroyc leaves enough dramatic headroom that when forces draw together toward the end, with one last frontier to cross, he can deliver what feels like pulp-fiction thrills without getting loud or fancy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Roth is a fine actor and a welcome presence on the small screen, and he manages to integrate a catalog of amazing facts into a character. But the show will be better for giving him more to do than bust liars, then explain how he did it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Project Runway is a hard act to follow. Still, if you like watching people make (sometimes) beautiful clothes from nothing in no time--the first challenge is to make a little black dress from a little black T-shirt--The Fashion Show has that too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    With a couple of minor changes--new graphics, new desk--Noah's first show kept everything in place. The theme song, the correspondents, the Moment of Zen. The bent remains political.... As with every new host since the beginning of hosts, he was the least comfortable in the interview segment--with "comedic rock star" Kevin Hart. It made him seem young in a way the rest of the show did not.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    It is a bit like Martin Scorsese's "After Hours," filtered through the sensibility of a Whit Stillman and sprinkled with "Flight of the Conchords"--and yet it feels new, because it is so completely itself, consistently itself, a mix of romance, adventure and stoner comedy (there is a lot of pot about) that never abandons the world the rest of us can recognize.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    It's very good, although as sad and disturbing as the mustache implies.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Like the women in it, the show is solid and professional and holds together well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Though it does not seem to be entirely scripted, it is (as opposed to the rambling podcast) highly organized and includes invented guests alongside those appearing as not necessarily reliable versions of themselves.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Six of 10 episodes were made available for review; and over their course the truth-telling gets a little repetitious, a little annoying, a little dull; there are only so many bandages you can rip off to reveal other bandages you can rip off to get down to the skin you can peel back to get down to the bone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    The show can be, in odd passing moments, unexpectedly, almost nervily touching.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It is so well-assembled and well-played that its contrivances and clichés play like something reasonably close to life.

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