Robert Lloyd

Robert Lloyd

Agrees with the Tomatometer 100% of the time.

Publications:
L.A. Weekly , Los Angeles Times
Total Reviews:
219

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
80% Deadbeat: Season 1 " It's a series I look upon, out of my fondness for Labine, with quasi-paternal indulgence. I recommend it, in spite of its failings. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2014
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1 " Silicon Valley is a comedy, certainly, and a very funny one, but it doesn't spend all its time reminding you of the fact. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 7, 2014
10% Friends With Better Lives: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There are breast jokes, genital jokes, a long oral sex joke, an alcoholic-sorority-girl-defecating-in-a-closet joke. A few hit, many miss. The war goes on. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 31, 2014
72% The 100: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There are, to be sure, some suspenseful moments and effective sequences. (Homemade knives occasionally give it the air of a 1950s juvenile delinquent film.) There are luminous butterflies to marvel at and strange beasts to contend with. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
78% From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 1 " The characters, the sympathetic ones, are rounded enough so that you feel for them a little when things threaten to go or go bad. It has more of a moral center. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 12, 2014
38% Believe: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If the show were less pulpy - if it offered its grab bag of old tropes as jewels rather than as cupcakes - it would also be less good. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2014
0% Saint George: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " His series stands a good chance of success, I would guess, in spite of the fact that creatively it is a bit of a mess. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 7, 2014
25% Mind Games: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The show's salvation, creatively at least, may be in such occasional failures more than in the mandated victories. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2014
65% The Red Road: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The show tells you covertly a lot about the characters, building them up through bits of behavior and stray remarks that can seem contradictory at first but do start to cohere into something more complex. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2014
36% Mixology: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The end is a long way away, however, and I am tired of this bar. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2014
50% Happily Divorced : Season 1 (TV, 2011) " I find it easy to root for Drescher, whose sweetness seems genuine. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 18, 2014
59% Star-Crossed: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Within its bounds and even its baldly obvious analogies and soft political points, it is effective enough. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 18, 2014
—— Spies of Mississippi " No matter how many times you've seen the history documented, it remains eye-opening; no matter how many times you've heard it, it's worth hearing again." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 12, 2014
76% The Unusuals: Season 1 (TV, 2009) " The cast is excellent, and there's potential here, even though tonight's opening episode, as pilots will, tries a little too hard. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
57% Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " 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. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 29, 2014
73% Hot in Cleveland: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " Like the women in it, the show is solid and professional and holds together well. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 28, 2014
—— The State Of Arizona " What The State of Arizona does do is give a sense of the issues as lived on the ground, of the energies marshaled by each side - so often missing from the reported news - and the human consequences of policymaking." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 28, 2014
58% Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " 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. These things draw you in as much as the slow-blooming intrigue. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 27, 2014
97% Sherlock: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " The series is a comment on Holmes as much as it is an adventure in which he stars. Knowingness is one of the things it wants to share with you. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 24, 2014
95% Broad City: Season 1 " There is nothing "ladylike" about the humor, which roots around in sex and drugs and sundry icky things, but it is, by definition, female. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 24, 2014
78% Breaking Bad: Season 1 (TV, 2008) " It's very good, Breaking Bad, although as sad and disturbing as the mustache implies. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 15, 2014
29% Chozen: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If you even suspect you won't hate it, it's worth a look. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 15, 2014
84% Helix: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Indeed, to the degree that it pulls out the old tropes and sends us into the expected dark corridors or air ducts, it is just that much more suspenseful precisely because we've been there before. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 10, 2014
95% An Adventure in Space and Time " As a story about how the past became the present (which makes us, in relation to its characters, people of the future), it is very much in line with its subject, and has been made with much the same mix of enchantment and suspense." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 7, 2014
56% The Assets: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The uniformly foreign casting, along with the series having been shot in Lithuania, adds a thin but perceptible film of artifice to the enterprise, shifting it an extra half-step from reality. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 2, 2014
75% Doctor Who: Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor (TV, 2013) " [One] way is to watch it for the poetry, the resonances and the connections and a sense of wonder about life (extra-terrestrially dressed at times, but our life underneath). " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 28, 2013
43% 1600 Penn: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) " As plain human comedy, and notwithstanding a good number of efficient jokes, I was not convinced. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 17, 2013
43% The Exes: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " Watching it, you feel as if you have seen it all before, and will again, until eternity ends. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 9, 2013
40% The Sound Of Music Live! (2014) " If I could sing these songs as well as Underwood, I would sing them until the world was sick of me. But as a stage actress, there was no way to regard her as anything but an amateur." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 6, 2013
65% Mob City: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " As a proud native Angeleno, I warily approach any attempt to capture and plumb its historical soul. Yet with reservations, and a little bit of squinting while the odd anomaly goes by - and having seen only the first two episodes... - I would recommend it. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 4, 2013
93% Treme: Season 4 (TV, 2013) " The milieu may be exotic -- the Crescent City really is a world of its own -- but it's the most lifelike show around. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 2, 2013
92% Southland: Season 2 (TV, 2010) " Southland does especially well at putting you inside the action -- chases, mob scenes, shootouts are unusually kinetic and suspenseful and felt for a television show. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 19, 2013
72% Alpha House: Season 1 " It's an accomplished piece of work. And it gains heft from a number of impressive cameos. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 15, 2013
73% Ground Floor: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " There is a professional efficiency to much of the comedy. (It is funny sometimes.) But [Briga] Heelan is remarkably alive and in the moment; she makes real all that she touches. I could easily recommend tuning in just to watch her work - and hereby do. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 14, 2013
100% The Returned: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " To my mind, it's the best series of the fall, and with the tonally similar Top of the Lake, possibly of the year. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 31, 2013
52% Dracula: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " This being Dracula, there is, of course, a good deal of blood... and some sexy stuff you might want to keep from younger or impressionable children. The rest of you may proceed with my dark blessing. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 25, 2013
45% The Tomorrow People: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Although predictable in predictable ways, there are enough twists and turns and, relatively speaking, complexities of character to keep things interesting, and a pivot at the end that I did not see coming. Which bodes well. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 9, 2013
89% The Paradise: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " A pleasingly soapy story of beating hearts and changing times. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 8, 2013
14% Ironside: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " I can neither recommend it nor recommend you leave it alone. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 2, 2013
84% Homeland: Season 3 (TV, 2013) " [Claire Danes] floods "Homeland" with ecstasy; she makes it all personal. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 30, 2013
90% Masters of Sex: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Without making any extraordinary claims for it, it is easy to watch and to recommend, mostly sweet-natured, with a host of well-shaded performances and almost nothing to insult your intelligence. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 30, 2013
70% The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Particularly valuable is Brandt...She is smart and very funny, and, practically speaking, as much the star of the show as Fox. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 27, 2013
55% The Crazy Ones: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " It is buried in whimsicality and paeans to "feeling" and leaping into the void. And the stars do feel out of sync. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 27, 2013
67% Mom: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " The writing rings true as often as not, and the actors do not wave their arms or raise their voices unduly; they play to the human moments between the rim shots. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 23, 2013
100% The Hollow Crown: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " If you are open to them, these plays can actually make you a better person, in a way that most TV will not. " — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 20, 2013
100% Foyle's War: Season 7 (TV, 2010) " There is a moral intensity to Foyle that Kitchen expresses by the slightest raising of his voice or quickening of his words or birdlike cocking of his head. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 18, 2013
93% New Girl: Season 3 (TV, 2013) " [Deschanal's] adorkableness, to use a word I think I see retreating in the rearview mirror, knows no peer, and yet it's mixed with self-awareness and intelligence. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 18, 2013
80% The Mindy Project: Season 2 (TV, 2013) " [Kaling and James Franco] are very funny together. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 18, 2013
0% Dads: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " The typical retort when one objects to this sort of thing is that it's all in fun and your fault if you can't take a joke... That is a kind of wishful thinking, of course. Some jokes are just tired and bad. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 17, 2013
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " It has a nice swing and surprises you often enough, usually with some throwaway line, to feel invigorating in the end. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 17, 2013
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