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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

  • 'South Park' on the election: 'Oh Jeez'

    'South Park' on the election: 'Oh Jeez'

    One of the casualties, if that’s the word, of Tuesday’s big result, is that the third quadrennial “South Park” day-after-the-election episode — a stunt that has become a tradition — required some last-minute revision. And this is a show that works late to begin with, operating on a six-day production...

  • CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NBC and more shifted their moods as election night began to take shape

    CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NBC and more shifted their moods as election night began to take shape

    Today in Entertainment: Kanye West out of the hospital, Netflix offers some downloads Dec. 1, 2016, 9:27 a.m. Here's what's new and interesting in the world of entertainment and the arts today: What sent Kanye West to the hospital?Netflix offers downloads of some shows, moviesWill Scorsese's 'Silence'...

  • How election night went sideways

    How election night went sideways

    Even in as strange and gaudy a cycle as this one, modern political moments tend to announce themselves well in advance. The expected train arrives in the station, the tracks lead to the next scheduled stop. Tuesday was a different, twistier trip.   Like all election days, it was a long haul on...

  • 'Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party,' 'Dream Corp LLC,' 'USO: For the Troops'

    'Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party,' 'Dream Corp LLC,' 'USO: For the Troops'

    "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party" (VH1, Mondays). Although the superficial contrasts are what drive the high concept, the pairing of pot-smoking Snoop Dogg, 45, and pot-cooking Martha Stewart, 75, in a VH1 lifestyle-party show makes a certain sense. Two of America's most chill celebrities,...

  • Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ is a winning tale of royals and the weight of tradition

    Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ is a winning tale of royals and the weight of tradition

    On Friday, Netflix premieres what is being billed as the most expensive television series ever: "The Crown," an epic true-life drama of the British aristocracy. I am insufficiently schooled in the subject to criticize it as history, but as television it's excellent – beautifully mounted, movingly...

  • What we think about John McGinley's new show: 'Stan Against Evil'

    What we think about John McGinley's new show: 'Stan Against Evil'

    Today in Entertainment: Kanye West out of the hospital, Netflix offers some downloads Dec. 1, 2016, 9:27 a.m. Here's what's new and interesting in the world of entertainment and the arts today: What sent Kanye West to the hospital?Netflix offers downloads of some shows, moviesWill Scorsese's 'Silence'...

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