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 12.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Troy Patterson's Scores

Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 90 Crossfire Hurricane
Lowest review score: 0 Roseanne's Nuts: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 206
  2. Negative: 43 out of 206
206 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    It plays, for better and worse, like a slightly elevated version of one of those issue-of-the-week telefilms of the old school, with their teen traumas and kitchen-sink melodramas.
    • 63 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    [Scott's] playfulness is essential to making this show a pleasurable trifle instead of a sodden one.
    • 53 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Not content to exploit their subject's inherent themes, the series' fraternal creators, Joe and Tony Gayton, have adhered them promiscuously, pasting neon Post-it indications of symbolic import in a way that obscures moments of straightforward drama.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    This is up-to-the-minute celebrity kitsch--zippy, knowing, and joyfully hollow.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The Fairy Jobmother, adapted from a British show of the same name, follows the model of Supernanny--that child-rearing-rehab spectacular--with a diligent slavishness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    For a smart take on a dumb summer dating show, join the millions tuning into Dating in the Dark.
    • 51 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The very special scheduling is one of several ways the network has been signaling that it means serious business with this light and passably witty supernatural drama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    This HBO original [is] clean and smart and dull.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Preferring to redomesticize Mildred Pierce, Haynes arrives at a film--a five-part, five-hour miniseries--that is merely pretty good.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Too Big To Fail adapted by director Curtis Hanson and screenwriter Peter Gould from a book by journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, is a decent movie with a stellar title.
    • 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.
    • 84 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.
    • 64 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Its achievement rarely matches its ambitions, but the effect is still pretty dope.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    When the show talks about crime literature, it's quite dull, but when it shows instead of tells, it's something to see.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    With the drama so thin, it must be the richness of Alicia's situation that makes 13 million people a week want to enjoy her company.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    Ambiently amusing but generally inert, the show is badly in need of a hard-edged producer to tell the series' creators that they cannot get by on charm, no matter how much of that precious quality is imported by such guest stars as Lily Tomlin, Rashida Jones, and Bob Balaban.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    This is a goofy docu-reality show about the sex lives of settled married couples.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    A tolerably flavorsome ball of crimson bubblegum.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    This Countdown isn't terribly televisual and might gain in force and intimacy if it were transferred straight to radio, though it would suffer from the loss of light-hearted video clips that serve to cleanse the palate of bile.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    Each of them rolls the creative process, the finished work, and her public performance as an artist into an eager consumer package. They're all operators with soundbites on line one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    A typical episode of Terriers jolts abruptly from cutesy escapades to head-cracking fights, from loud escapism to misty tenderness, from easygoing comedy to strained seriousness. The tonal unevenness feels less like the conscious product of an ambitious design than the unplanned consequence of an exceedingly ambitious one.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    Though the seeming intent of Lock 'N Load is to glorify firearms--in one scene, a pastor takes target practice to the tune of "Amazing Grace"--it's sometimes tough to tell which consumers are motivated by valid concerns and which are unreasonable fruitcakes. Consequently, the show is something an ink-blot test.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    In a time span shorter than a T.G.I. Friday's commercial, we saw a pungent contrast between two sets of cultural values. This was all very funny and more than a bit embarrassing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    Diggs has considerable magnetism, but it would take the charisma of a cult leader to disguise the fact that this show sometimes reads like a '70s conspiracy thriller as interpreted by the makers of Bad Boys II.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    "Six Feet Under's" Peter Krause plays the role with a sense of detachment that represents either the artistic choice of an actor playing it straight amid interminable clowning or the weary resignation of a dude who didn't know what he was getting into.

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