For 699 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Lloyd's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017): Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 699
699 tv reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Even the most concocted bits play out in a relaxed way, as when a drummer lay back behind the beat, putting new life into an old tune, making the corn convincing, the familiar unpredictable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    I rather enjoyed the pilot. Perhaps it's a Canadian thing, but like "Flashpoint," Rookie Blue doesn't oversell itself. It is modest and plain in a way that makes even its less likely moments feel credible enough.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Made with ingenuity and verve, it substitutes the half-glimpsed and suggestive for the in-your-face and explicit, and concentrates more on the buildup than the payoff, the fear more than the fright.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    There is something satisfying about watching difficult things performed well, especially when the point is to make it look easy, and especially when the performer is a person who might reasonably be expected to fail.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    As these things go, The Job is rather mild-mannered and amiable--everyone is on their best behavior, because there is no advantage in being nasty.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It’s an old story in a new loincloth. But it works.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It doesn't all make perfect sense, especially where the action departs from or adds to the book, and the players, as talented and likable and natural as they are, sometimes seem to be actors on the job rather than people whose fate has brought them to such and such a pass; the script keeps them busy, without (so far) bringing them to life. They're good, but not compelling company. But it's always wonderful merely to behold.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    There were some dull and awkward spots during the premiere, which is the eternal price of variety, but I laughed through much of it, and through some of it I laughed a lot. Really a lot.
    • 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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The narrative can sometimes be confusing. But the multiple, long arcs become legible, and sort themselves out satisfactorily in the end, if not in any way surprisingly. And there are good, under-the-top performances that enliven characters fetched from mothballs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    While it's generally entertaining, there are times when it seems too obviously invented.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    If the series is too schematic and too noncommittal to really function as satire, that doesn't matter much; it’s fun--“The Good Wife” was always the best at its funnest--and Winstead has just the right mix of innocence, intelligence, idealism and pluck for the job. And it functions capably as a monster movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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