For 641 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Lloyd's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 641
641 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Camp Rock isn't particularly good, but it's good at what it does. The product may be "inauthentic," if such a thing is even possible, but the way it will connect with a lot of little girls and more than a few little boys is real enough.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The pilot half aims for the exaggerated, other-worldly tone of "Arrested Development" and misses.... The second episode, by contrast, has a healthy dose of the ordinary mixed in and is actually about something: the invisibility of the working class.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    It is almost a given that shows like this, which invent variety anew for every new host, start on shaky legs, and Why? did not buck the trend. Still, it came out of the gate strong, before stumbling a little in the stretch.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    While its cynicism about suburbia is superficially novel, the show itself is quite old-fashioned if not old hat: lame dad, smart mom, cute child, knowing child, strange neighbor. Door here, door there, couch in the middle.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Apart from Underwood, who has class-A TV-star appeal, the show is nothing special. No worse than or much different from your average character-driven cop show.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Ryan prompts the patrons to talk, but the stories don't really develop into much; and although the arms-buying demographic is indeed wider than one who has not spent much time in a gun store might imagine, their reasons for buying tend to be variations on the same few themes: I was robbed; I don't want to be robbed; guns are fun to collect and shoot.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    It's diverting enough while it goes by, even if you can see where the story's going long before it gets there.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    It moves along, dutifully moving the players to their appointed plot points. And there are some nice performances; I would draw your attention to that of Naturi Naughton, as Ghost's wife, consistently a warm body in an often chilly show.
    • 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
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    It's a fine cast, and one wishes they had something a little more focused to do, something a little less predictable, something that wove the isolated good moments into a consistent whole.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    When the campers are just sitting around talking, about sex or God--or about each other behind their various radio-miked backs--they provide the gentle stimulation of coffee-shop eavesdropping.... When they argue, which they do, mostly over food and money or someone's self-professed expertise not being respected, it becomes tiring, like listening to the neighbors fight.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    As is often the case with melodrama, I find Revenge essentially unconvincing and also quite likable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    It's solidly constructed and gives each actor a modicum of delightful moments — Wiest most of all. At the same time, there is something airless and artificial about the pilot.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Though the TV version catches some of the tone and replicates the topicality of the big-screen originals, and shares executive producers, it lacks their grounded reality -- not too surprising, really, for a work of fiction based on a work of fiction -- as well as their warmth. [12 Aug 2005, p.E2]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Though some of it is effective, much of it is not, for all that it strong-arms the viewer with dark atmosphere and upsetting events. (Watch out for that cat.) It is, in its opening hours at least, a moody muddle.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The pilot is a minor thing but not an unpleasant one, once you get past the opening salvo of pubic-hair jokes.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Though my tolerance for tear jerking in-your-face, feel-good makeover shows is comparatively limited, I don't want to come down too hard on Breakthrough, however much it commodifies misfortune or stage-manages reality.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The series is overwrought or obvious at times, and here and there can look surprisingly cheap. But it's generally quite watchable and not uninteresting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The play, and the production, might have been better served by rolling a few cameras into the theater, but I know that isn't how people like to do these things.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    At something more than five hours, Prohibition, while interesting from moment to moment, is longer than it needs to be, and made even longer by Burns' habitual stateliness.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    If you even suspect you won't hate it, it's worth a look.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Given that it wants to seem edgy and quirky, "Saved" is remarkably rich in cliché... Still, it's no worse than average and has Tom Everett Scott in it, which is a nice thing for TV viewers.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Although there is nothing compelling... ["Out Of Practice" is a] professional job and not hard to watch.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Though it is clearly based on research, with dialogue that scavenges the principals' own writing--it is never quite believable, either as history or drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Enlisted is an oddly quaint show, a stateside service comedy, if not quite a peacetime one.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Given the technical excellence of the production, your reaction will vary on your liking for the kind of people the filmmakers have chosen to focus on.... Nevertheless, after watching something like half the season, they strike me as unbearably tiresome and uninteresting.

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