For 572 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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Lloyd's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 True Detective: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 572
572 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The personal circus, while given much play, remains secondary to the cooking contest. And as usual, the crop of contestants is claimed to be the most talented yet, and they do seem well-credentialed (James Beard nominees, Michelin-star-winner), competitive and more than usually tattooed.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Though it is not exactly in the spirit of the original, it should satisfy any "Boy" fans eager to see it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    "Blade: The Series" is pretty good, really, as these things go.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Hosted by plus-size supermodel Emme, More to Love adds an extra layer of pathos to the genre's usual Harlequin hearts and flowers, its candlelit rooms, poolside chats and painfully drawn out ritual eliminations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It is nice for actors to play long scenes full of words for them to say--a serious conversation in a television show might last all of six lines--and though the story feels improbable at some times and obvious at others, it can be fun just to watch them work out, flexing their Chicago Irish accents.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    This is a modest production that nevertheless generates a good bit of energy and benefits from sympathetic casting, decent dialogue and keeping things ambiguous.
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    While it's generally entertaining, there are times when it seems too obviously invented.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    There are some hectoring musical passages and the narration, delivered by Tom Selleck, foregrounding the folksy creak in his voice, can run to the precious and dramatically over-personified.... It is gorgeous clean through.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The series tries a little hard at first. You can hear its knees creak, its joints pop.... But once we are out in open water, things improve; the show grows across its 12 first-season episodes into a comfortably familiar and appealing sort of TV-season-length rom-com.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    After the introductions were out of the way and Segal got out his banjo and cigar--not a euphemism, and contractually guaranteed, perhaps--I grew relaxed enough to recognize that, yes, these people are professionals, and they do know their stuff.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    New beginnings can be difficult; there are problems here, though they are not irremediable. By and large the show improves on its pilot.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Without bringing anything radically new to the annals of sitcomedy, Louis-Dreyfus makes Christine feel fresh and real.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    I am not yet sold, but I will stick around a while to see what this future holds.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The writing is decent, with flashes of sideways wit.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Demanding absolute sense or ironclad consistency from a show like this is like wanting a butterfly to fly a straighter line, not only pointless but somehow unnatural.
    • 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.
    • tbd 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Although the subject is epic, the approach is intimate, even informal.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    While the series, which opens with a ship being boarded and taken, does have its moments of big, noisy action (see: Michael Bay, above), it spends a lot of time on land, as well, with the main characters taking care of business, making plans, laying traps and working on their surprisingly complicated personal relationships. There is also, tedious to relate, an abundance of female nudity.... Other than that, Black Sails' depiction of daily life among the pirates is plausibly authentic and workaday, and the Nassau through which they roam feels real and well-peopled.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The Norwegians are the foreigners here, and Norway the foreign land. But that remoteness is part of the show's appeal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It's a sweet summer treat.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Where "Comedy Bang! Bang!" is dust-dry, Bunk does its work with a kind of idiot enthusiasm.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Free Agents has its moments and fine performances--and also make one wonder about the long run.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    [USA Network's] shows are for the most part solidly constructed, but where holes exist or the structure is creaky, they are shored up by the charm of their always well-cast players. Two new series bowing this week and next exemplify the house style; both are impressive out of the gate.
    • 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."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It doesn't matter, finally, what becomes of them, we watch less in suspense than in wonder: wonder at the cheek and gall of these characters; wondering how true any of it is; and wondering, most profitably, at the performances, the least of which are good and the best of which are good fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It was, on the whole, a very good show that emphasized performances.

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