Troy Patterson
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For 206 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 67% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Troy Patterson's Scores

Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 90 Pushing Daisies: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Dance Moms: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 206
  2. Negative: 43 out of 206
206 tv reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Troy Patterson
    It smoothly toggles between working as a crime melodrama and a coming-of-age tale, as a harrowing piece of social commentary and a gentle bit of farce.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Troy Patterson
    The most engrossing new drama of the fall season.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Troy Patterson
    It's a breath of fresh air even for those of us who find our allergies stimulated by the countless particles of whimsy suspended in its thick atmosphere.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Troy Patterson
    At the outset, this show aimed for hilarity and hit the mark, consistently and cathartically, while also trafficking in provocative sidewalk philosophy, achieving moral seriousness amid masturbation jokes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Troy Patterson
    Using new audio-only interviews with the Stones as invisible tape, [director Brett Morgen] splices 50 years of footage into a 110-minute education, remixing the work of earlier filmmakers with splendid editing and a critical eye.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Their new show has both the nerve to link up twentysomething malaise and 21st-century terror-angst and the good nature to make the proposition look endearing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    The show is sometimes sweet and wry, sometimes crass and vicious, and, though often subtle, it embraces that embarrassing title and flings itself boisterously into a hacky premise
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Back to You doesn't have a mandate to be inventive--to try new comedic beats or to attempt daring flights of absurdity. It just needs to be uninventive in a snappy way, a feat readily accomplished.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Sarah Corvus has arrived to haunt and to taunt, to give our plucky heroine a sinister contrast that the show can't do without.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    The tempo, thus far, is notably deliberate; the show's got mortality on its mind.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    The writing is as crisp as Brooks' perfect raincoat, and the partners share a father-son chemistry unseen elsewhere in the franchise, and anyone exhibiting the faintest traces of Anglophilia will delight to see the crown prosecutor and the defense counsel talking trash in the changing room while donning and doffing their barristers' wigs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Costello, unlike public television, asks viewers like you for nothing but your attention, which he rewards with intimate assessments of songcraft and the underappreciated architects of modern pop.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Now comes Grey Gardens, largely enjoyable in spite of being almost entirely superfluous.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    At its best, Glee is not just entertaining but elating, dramatizing Breakfast Club-quality teen angst with the aid of tight production numbers covering new and classic popular songs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Falco has the strength to sell the overwrought cliches and to force each important moment to its crisis.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    The show gets under the skin, somehow, with its loose Web-clip vibe and looser philosophy of life.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Covert Affairs is a zippy character study, and it puts Perabo's features to playful use in the earliest moments of the pilot, filling the screen with them in a context where they're begging to be studied.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    The pacing of the show's jokes, which heralds a welcome respect for the quickness of the audience, helps all the humor pop. Of course, good-old dumb physical juxtapositions don't hurt, either.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Steadfastly crass in content, The League is generally subtle in execution.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    In the suspenseful early hours of The Killing, Rosie's family goes about its bereavement in muted tones, and a subplot about a mayoral candidate drawn into the crime's eccentric orbit flashes with potential, and, primarily, our expectations for cop shows are teased, gratified, and artfully upended.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Appropriate to the pace and the space of series television, it welcomes you into its intrigues at a walking pace.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Pan Am's easy whirl fits the bill, when its chatter is snappy and also when it's not.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    What Surburgatory lacks in novelty, it compensates for with a steady stream of gags, splashes of nuance (and nuance's vivid opposite), the comedic flow of Ana Gasteyer and Chris Parnell as the Altmans' neighbors, and an undercurrent of sweetness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Boss is electric with self-importance, and that is in itself is a hoot, given its particular combination of thematic pomp and expressionistic pulp.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Over three nights and five and half hours, Prohibition provides a very fine analytic survey of the noble experiment, and most criticisms of it are quibbles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Doors are opening. Mind the gap.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Clever with its gaudiness, the new soap opera proceeds as if that invitation is gilt-edged, tackily engraved, and sealed inside an oversized envelope with a kiss of frosted-pink lipstick.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    A brisk film extracted from the campaign-trail saga of that title--has delivered to Julianne Moore the meatiest role of her career.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Nashville feels fresh because it catches a different tone. The few ironic winks it makes do not disfigure its straight face for quality pulp, nor does the sincerity harden into hokum.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    It offers memorable looks at rehearsals, auditions, ballet-company competitions, and dreams of names in lights.