For 524 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Lloyd's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 524
524 tv reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    All in all, this is a dynamic, addictive rendition of a complicated novel that catches the spirit of Dickens' "roaring streets" where "the noisy and the eager, and the arrogant and the froward and the vain, fretted and chafed, and made their usual uproar."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    It's a little movie that feels big, without being self-consciously cinematic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The action is active, the suspense tense, the actors game. It seems a little silly at times, but meet it halfway and the hour passes painlessly.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    The episode galumphs loudly across a checkerboard of scenes -- Stark at work, Stark at home, Stark at work at home -- that achieve neither the convincing quality of detailed realism nor the dumb fun of untethered melodrama.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    It is most silly at its most serious. It might be better to go the full 007. As it is, and notwithstanding some spectacular location footage, there's scarcely a real moment in it from first shot to last.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Sweet, lyrical and a little cracked, it's worth seeking out.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    Lacking the subtext, satire and snappy talk that made "Buffy" golden, Demons (on the evidence of its first two episodes) has little on its mind past raising spooks and smiting them, but it does a fair enough job of that.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    [Jason Isaacs] is not the only reason to recommend it, but it is by itself sufficient; indeed, it overwhelms any small arguments in its disfavor.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Its sometimes distracting and oppressive aspirations aside, Low Winter Sun does nevertheless strike me as promising, solid at its core, powered by plausible cross-purposes. Strong and James are excellent.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    We get a glimpse of some intriguing characters that we don't, however, quite come to know--not in the episodes I've seen, anyway--because we are being pelted the whole time with exposition and explanation. We're rarely allowed just to look or listen in or to think for ourselves.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Samantha Who? is as perfectly realized a comedy as the fall has to offer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    If anything is liable to make "Smith" above the well-made caper show it already is, it's what might be done with the relationship between Liotta and Madsen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    As drama, it's uneven, often cliched, even silly, but, like the store in which it's set--and whose ground floor, mezzanine and facade have been splendidly re-created--so variously stocked that you will likely find something here to take home.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    The production values are extremely high. This may be trash, but it comes in an attractive can.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    There's much here to suggest that, if everyone relaxes a little, good things will come.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    If "The Class" feels calculated, unrelated to life outside sitcoms, and encased in amber, it's a competent American product, ultimately, no harder to watch than, say, a Dodge is to drive.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Little happens in the two episodes I've seen that could not be mathematically extrapolated from the premise.... yet it works pretty well. The actors are generally charming.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    Painless at worst, and mostly better than that.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    Wootton is a quick-minded, thematically consistent improviser who thoroughly knows his characters, and obviously something of a daredevil: You can get hurt doing this stuff, or arrested. But as in Baron Cohen's comedies, the cleverness of the star is too much the point.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Creator Ian Edelman keeps his characters on the right side of caricature and avoids the kind of melodramatic confrontations their relations might typically suggest.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    Housewives D.C. offers neither a portrait of Washington insider society, to which its stars have no access, or even an unvarnished look at any person's real life. People are more complicated than this, and (for much of the day) more normal--what in this context would be called "boring."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    A "heightened reality" show, one might call it, but one which makes its subject palpable and which, because it is made with care, lets you care too. It's the more artful portrait, paradoxically, that paints the truer picture.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    The producers are so focused on creating and highlighting conflict that after a while, as with the boy who cried wolf, you would just like everyone to shut up and be eaten.
    • 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
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    It is funny and disturbing in exactly the manner and proportions one would expect from his earlier works.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    It is buried in whimsicality and paeans to "feeling" and leaping into the void. And the stars do feel out of sync. (Williams is more comfortable riffing with James Wolk--"Mad Men's" Bob Benson--as... some other guy who works there.) We will give it some time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    It is, to be fair, watchable enough, if watched uncritically, and not without flashes of high craft; art and inspiration are a little beyond its grasp. [3 Jan 2005]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Though constructed from off-the-rack tropes and predictable dialogue, the show also keeps moving forward, causing its characters enough trouble that you feel compelled to stick around at least to see how they get out of it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    The cleverest part of the show is that it makes the judges into contestants; they compete against one another for the right to invest in a business, and they haggle with the entrepreneurs over the terms of their investment.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    A long ride to nowhere but with some nice scenery and exciting turns along the way.

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