For 600 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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Lloyd's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 600
600 tv reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    If for the most part this Treasure Island does not shiver my timbers, at a running time of three hours (four with ads), some things are bound to work, if only by the law of averages.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Though Baron Cohen is clever and amusing and quick on his feet, his humor boils down to a few endlessly repeated gambits: malapropisms, misunderstandings, and outrageousness in the guise of innocence. [17 July 2004, p.13]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    What they do have in common is wintry Canadian weather, a general lack of humor without having much serious to say and the fact that they are not particularly scary.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    Almost everything that happens on camera here, outside the therapy sessions, feels uncomfortably contrived.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    It delivers mixed signals. Because the language is elevated, the production assured and the acting fine, it can feel that something important is happening. But perhaps there is less here than meets the eye; maybe it's just a tricked-up mystery show. It comes on like satire, but it's too scattershot, too inconsistent, too over the top to make any significant points.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    Most of the actors, who admittedly don't have much to work with, seem to be visiting rather than inhabiting their parts....All in all, a trip to the zoo will serve you better.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    The plot of the pilot, which begins with the discovery of a severed leg in a load of shrimp, is clever enough and manages to fit a lot of locations into its 40-minute hour. That time is also filled with cornball dialogue, shameless sentimentality and B-movie displays of toughness.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    A summery crime-soap, just complicated enough to be diverting without taxing brains addled by the sun. ... I can't exactly recommend it, and yet I must admit I watched many more episodes than was strictly necessary to write this review.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    Sinise, a real movie star and the co-founder of Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre, is a fine actor, and so are they all, all fine actors. But none has much to do here -- the dialogue makes "Dragnet" seem positively chatty.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    One wants to like the show on Tipton's behalf, but there is no real spark between her and designated future boyfriend Peter (Jake McDorman). And Peter's own thoughts show him to be kind of a jerk — more of a jerk, I imagine, than we are meant to think him.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    While it's quite watchable if you don't expect much from it, and while even though the cast is good company... the show is not vivid or daring enough to overcome one's sense of having seen it all before.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    Whenever Chelsea Handler is on screen in the new NBC comedy Are You There, Chelsea?, in which she plays not the title character but her sister Sloan, we see the hint of the better sitcom it wants to become.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    Walsh, an actress who has only grown more interesting with time, is worth watching, even as the show grows slack beneath her.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    Though a stray remark of substance here and there escapes into the narrative, the six-part series, which premieres Sunday, has nothing much serious on its mind.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    As a stage actress, there was no way to regard [Underwood] as anything but an amateur--good enough, certainly, to convey the meaning of her lines, and sometimes better than that, but lacking weight and substance and the shadings she can bring to a song.... Stephen Moyer had the anger and the stiffness the role certainly requires, but not the humor it needs.... It was helpful, if you wanted to help, to regard this as really terrific community theater, rather than something professional and less than successful.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    While some jokes land, and some characters hint at what they might do once they get something to do, the show--which is to say, the pilot--never really lights up.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Lloyd
    It feels thin, mechanical and confused.

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