For 654 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Lloyd's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 654
654 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    The leads are all marvelous, with a complementary elemental division of attitudes: Kemper, air; Burrell, fire; Kane, earth; and Krakowski, water, as I reckon it. They rise to the occasion and make it an event.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    The first episode took a little while to seem real, but, as Holder would say, I was feeling it before long. Like Linden, I was drawn back in.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    It is funny and disturbing in exactly the manner and proportions one would expect from his earlier works.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    McKenzie's best moments are all spent in his [new partner Harvey Bullock's (Donal Logue)] company. Bullock loosens him up even as Bullock puts him off, signaling that their uneasy partnership will become an easier one. He performs a similar service to the whole production, bringing it down to earth, keeping it from becoming too much of a comic-book gizmo with its wash of rain grays and rot rusts and spittoon bronzes and Frank Miller lighting effects.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    "I'm finally getting to do the exact kind of show that I've always wanted to do.... What that show is, I have no idea." An unkind commentator might be tempted to second that thought, given "Chelsea's" first-night, new-colt wobbles, but it's pointless to be too hard on any talk show on its premiere, even when the host has a long track record. ... Overall, it was an appealing debut.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Yet with reservations, and a little bit of squinting while the odd anomaly goes by--and having seen only the first two episodes, written and directed by Darabont himself--I would recommend it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Branagh plays up the dark side of this town-in-the-country pastoral--partly by turning exposition into sometimes violent action, partly by trimming the banter--to deepen the romance. (He likes a pratfall, though.) Mostly it works.
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    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Some will derive pleasure merely from vetting the authenticity of the clothes and materiel, the accuracy of the action, the appropriateness of the locations. There are many old trains to admire, puffing prettily along mountain riverbeds.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    I rather liked it, though for its form possibly more than for its content. (Note: Subsequent episodes improve on the pilot.)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Though satirical points are made--about gender roles and race, about progress, the lack of progress and the wrong kind of progress--the humor overall is goofy (and gooey), a kind of Mel Brooks romp for the 20-teens, minor but sweet.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Gunn is best when showing us what he knows, reacting critically to the thing in front of him rather than speaking lines meant to jog the narrative or jack up the drama.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It is, basically, good-looking fun, and if I say that much of this might have been written by a 12-year-old, you must understand that I mean that as a good thing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Well-crafted and a little--sometimes more than a little--unpleasant.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    There are times when it rubbed me a little the wrong way, but I suspect that might be intentional, part of the longer game. Phil is a hero who needs work. Forte projects an innate normality, an averageness and equanimity, that keeps his characters companionable, even at their most extravagant, astringent or abnormal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    If the characters are not particularly original, neither do they come off as artificial. The dialogue is 75% banter, but it is crisp and tart, and the actors make even the ripostes you can predict sound spontaneous.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Once you accept that you are in for a certain kind of joke repeated over and over again — or three kinds of jokes, if you include those regarding the deterioration of mind and body and those about kids these days — and settle in to the show's rhythms, you find yourself, paradoxically, laughing more easily.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Despite its troublesome subject, the series succeeds, moderately, in letting you know that it knows that Bond, as his creator conceived him, is a relic, and that Fleming's pulp-novel aspirations are worth skewering.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Although it looks at first to be a sports-world "Entourage," a horrifying thought, it proceeds to reach for something better.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The flavor is high-style retro-modern, high-style B-picture.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The show is exceptionally well made from top to bottom and pulls you in and pulls you along, owing not least to a host of terrific performances.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It was an exuberant, technically audacious staging.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    After a relatively overstated first episode (relative to what follows, that is, not to cartoons as a whole), it settles down into a gentler, more delicate, behind-the-beat groove.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Viewers sad about the end of "Happy Town" and looking for another creepy municipal drama filmed in Canada may find this a port in the storm, though it is more cheaply appointed and less spectacularly cast. Still, it would be pointless to attack the show for not achieving things that are beyond its ambitions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Unlike many series--especially cable series--and despite the propensity of some family members to take undue advantage of Cam's new good fortune, the show is not broadly cynical about people or institutions, which makes it easy to like, despite its sometimes wobbly tone and occasional clumsy construction.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It's perhaps appropriate to the subject matter that the show's main appeal is sensual rather than cerebral, grounded in a host of superb performances.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The series feels familiar but also fresh; predictable but not without character.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It is nothing new, but it is well assembled and expertly played.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    What makes the show worth watching are some old-fashioned character relationships; no single performance tears up the place, but together they make something interesting.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    I'm not wholly convinced by the American Life on Mars.

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