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

  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 90 Friday Night Lights: 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Rhimes hustles the audience into episodes in the middle of things. Pope and her colleagues speak at a clip suggesting years of study at the West Wing School of Elocution and Composition. In the rush, I scarcely had time to scoff at the over-the-top content of the pilot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    The Pitch is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of salesmanship.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Dallas may not always compel your attention, but it does a good job of telling you what you missed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    There are just enough witty lines and interesting choices, such as in the editing of the bulimia scene, to create fleeting sensations that all is not dross.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Less scary than freaky, it's deliberately unhinged-light horror about low camp, a showcase for scenery chewing and giddy blasphemy, an exploitation chamber piece.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Despite and because of its many points of disconnection from the reality of the industry it purports to illuminate, I liked it and quite enjoyed biting my thumb at its cast (like a Capulet servant) while watching the pilot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Aided by snappy editing, these people express feelings of tedium, frustration, and contempt in a generally amusing fashion, and the series succeeds as light comedy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Like Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures, the paranoid screenplays of Andrew Niccol, and the absurdist horror of Black Sheep (an ovine analog of The Birds), it gets beneath the skin by examining the state of isolation at the bottom of the world.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The show would probably be too ponderous to enjoy if Braugher weren't an actor of tremendous restraint.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    This is up-to-the-minute celebrity kitsch--zippy, knowing, and joyfully hollow.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    It's pretty decent hokum--fast, corny, genial, honest in its schlock.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    [Scott's] playfulness is essential to making this show a pleasurable trifle instead of a sodden one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The show's an entertaining provocation, but it's also only skin-deep.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The show works only because Woods is a honey-baked ham playing a character who lives to be a showman.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    [A] serviceable heist drama.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The prep-school soap opera Gossip Girl is not as good--that is, not as bad, not quite so fabulously trashy--as the best-selling series of young-adult novels on which it's based.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Tara doesn't yet show the same emotional depth as Juno--not in its first four episodes, at least--but if you have the fortitude to make it through the tonal assault of its first 10 minutes, then you'll get to see some recognizable human feeling seep up through the wisecracks.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Appetizingly pulpy and yet not at all crass, the series presents a new angle on the phenomenon of shows-so-bad-that-they're-good: It sucks hard and thus plays very well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Its achievement rarely matches its ambitions, but the effect is still pretty dope.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Ding ding ding went the bell, and up went an agreeing groan, six minutes in. Perhaps this was less a judgment of Kath & Kim's general quality--it was one of the better shows we screened, or at least one of the not-as-bad.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    We bailed after the first of these dudes entered the frame, jolted by his frankly cheesy display of torso--"infomercial abs" was the damning phrase. But, until that moment, The Ex List had commanded our full attention in a way that the previous shows hadn't.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Failing to realize high ambitions, High School Confidential skims across the lives of 12 teenage girls growing up in placid Kansas.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Everybody already knows everything there is to know about this maverick make of stock figure and the ready-made tone of cop shows where all the barroom jukeboxes play only electric blues.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The production's appeal is all on the surfaces--in a moment where a killer's image is reflected in a fresh pool of blood, say, or a megalomaniac catches his own eye in the mirror.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    At various points, Bored to Death seems nicely restrained, curiously deadpan, and just flat. It is moderate, and it is middling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    This is a civil servant who has yet to be jaded, and the show is just good enough to keep you turning back in to see her unwarranted optimism curdle.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Party Down, which is funny, would seem even funnier if it were not so heavily indebted to the funniest TV shows of recent years. It's also problematic that the show is so highly inconsistent.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Comfort food to its core, the show is a retro casserole tapping into a popular appetite for leftovers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    For a smart take on a dumb summer dating show, join the millions tuning into Dating in the Dark.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Ms. Q's Nikita is only half so crush-worthy as Bionic Woman's Jaime Sommers or Dollhouse's what's-her-name, but her predicament is no less tasty.