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Mr Robinson - (S01E02)


Episode number: 1x2Airdate: Wednesday August 05th, 2015Special Airtime: 09:30 pm

Episode Title: Flesh for Fantasy
Airs: 2015-8-5 at 09:30 pm
  • Jeff Korbelik

    Where Robinson excels are in the scenes with him leading his funk band.... The series, however, sticks too much to the sitcom formula, telling 22-minute stories that are all too predictable.

    The Lincoln Journal Star Full Review
  • Tirdad Derakhshani

    Likable, if sometimes flat.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    Mr. Robinson is not great, not bad; it’s just okay.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    A rote sitcom and an embarrassment for all concerned.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    [A] dreary show that has all the edge of a doughnut hole and comes slathered with an astonishing amount of sexual innuendo for a network sitcom.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Glenn Garvin

    It's rarely funny (at least intentionally), never affecting, and has the narrative cohesion of a Dick and Jane reader minus the cute drawings of Puff the Cat. It is, however, weirdly interesting. Full Review
  • Nancy DeWolf Smith

    Writers (and co-executive producers, among others) Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen have an uneven and not 100% original touch here. But sitcom magic is difficult to make, and at least Mr. Robinson has a few tricks in its bag.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    [Robinson] is funny, and there are fleeting reminders of that.... Then it all goes sour, and flat.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Jeff Jensen

    The few worthwhile themes are subverted by absurd, borderline-racist characterizations and ribald pop-culture-referencing dialogue that tries way too hard.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    Mr. Robinson has an appealing star in Craig Robinson, but the show itself is gratingly forced and formulaic.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Mekeisha Madden Toby

    For every charming and genuinely funny moment--and there is a fair amount--there is a lazy sitcom trope that stunts Mr. Robinson and depletes it of its promise.

    The Wrap Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    Mr. Robinson is not horrible; or when it is, it is only in passing. (The cast is good, there are some laughs.) It just feels weak and fatally retrograde.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Keith Uhlich

    Nothing in the episodes sent out for review suggests that Mr. Robinson will be much more than your typical summer burn-off series--quickly aired, quickly forgotten.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Robinson obviously has some fun riffing at the keyboards (Brandon T. Jackson plays his brother and bandmate), but everything about the show has an exhausted, late-’80s vibe.

    Variety Full Review
  • Bruce Miller

    Robinson is still appealing, but he’s surrounded by a gaggle of sitcom stereotypes.

    Sioux City Journal Full Review
  • Dennis Perkins

    There’s hardly a line from Mr. Robinson’s six-episode run that doesn’t provoke cringing rather than laughs, with Robinson himself left to inject a little of his comic personality where he can.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    This is one of those shows with some promise in some of the characters--and even potential chuckles at the better, weirder jokes--but so clearly emits the sad stench of yet another comedy that that’s been cooked too long in a network oven.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Neil Genzlinger

    Incompetence, of course, can be funny, but only if served with some originality. Nothing about Mr. Robinson is fresh or imaginative. Even Mr. Robinson, who has said the show is based on his life, looks bored.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The plotlines of the various episodes have been repurposed from shows so old, they were broadcast in black and white.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    Everything about this show is more of a mis-fire. [27 Jul - 9 Aug 2015, p.12]

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review

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