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Robert Lloyd

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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

  • On the morning after the end of 'Mad Men'

    On the morning after the end of 'Mad Men'

    There is a human need to account and sum up; to write the obituary on every completed life, an urge toward postmortem analysis that can apply even to television characters, especially now that every drama and most comedies have a serial backbone, an ongoing narrative thrust. "Mad Men," Matt Weiner's...

  • Chris O'Dowd instills a hometown feel in Hulu comedy 'Moone Boy'

    Chris O'Dowd instills a hometown feel in Hulu comedy 'Moone Boy'

    Last week brought to Hulu the return of "Moone Boy," a fanciful yet happily not adorable, not-quite-coming-of-age Irish comedy in which Chris O'Dowd plays the imaginary friend of a woolly headed boy based somewhat on himself. Be glad, America.

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