Robert Lloyd

Columnist

Robert Lloyd has been a Los Angeles Times television critic since 2003. Previously, he held that position at L.A. Weekly, whose music editor and critic he also was for some years, and was the author of the Today column at the late Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. His oral history of “Freaks & Geeks” appeared in the January 2013 issue of Vanity Fair. Sometimes, usually after dark, he masquerades as a musician (credits available on request).

Recent Articles

  • 'The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses' is bloody, muddy, loud and grand

    'The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses' is bloody, muddy, loud and grand

    Shakespeare is the guy, your one-stop author for every sort of person and condition and situation — everything you need to comprehend the strange, messy richness of human life is encompassed within his collected works. Four centuries on, we’re still stealing from and staging him. Three years after...

  • New fortune-teller drama 'Shut Eye' runs hot and cold

    New fortune-teller drama 'Shut Eye' runs hot and cold

    In “Shut Eye,” a new series premiering Wednesday on Hulu, Jeffrey Donovan plays a fake psychic — that is, a con man — whose life begins to change after being (literally) kicked in the head. He hears voices; he hallucinates. He seems actually to see the future. “Time is out of joint,” he says, paraphrasing...

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