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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

  • 'Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors' manages to be clear- and misty-eyed at once

    'Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors' manages to be clear- and misty-eyed at once

    Dolly Parton, the Tennessee songbird, has made a television movie out of the coat of rags her mama made for her, back in Locust Ridge, and of the song she later wrote about it. Like that song, it is called “Coat of Many Colors,” but it is many times longer and more involved than its musical inspiration,...

  • Workplace sitcom 'Telenovela' shows promise

    Workplace sitcom 'Telenovela' shows promise

    NBC offers another December preview of a January sitcom Monday night, following its sneak last week of the problematic "Superstore." By contrast, as holiday gifts go, "Telenovela," starring Eva Longoria as a Miami-based soap star, is a happy one: appealing, sweet, witty, traditional in its bones,...

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