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 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 The 1/2 Hour News Hour: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 206
  2. Negative: 43 out of 206
206 tv reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    A broadcast marked by an unusual number of glitches, miscues, and deflating juxtapositions.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    If you caught a snippet of Whitney unawares, you would be forgiven for assuming that it's one of those shows-within-a-show that exists to caricature bad television.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    The one redeeming factor here is Laura Dern, who puts that elastic jolie laide mug of hers to memorable use as Katherine Harris. The performance makes you wish that Recount--which does contain a few fine moments of wild farce--had instead been created as a seven-episode sitcom playing out from her point of view.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    They [the producers] have failed to uphold their usual high standards, having not mastered the calculus of delivering the boorishness for which Sheen loyalists thirst while simultaneously tinkering with themes of redemption.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    As confected by ABC, the gayest and girliest of the big networks, Cashmere Mafia is the brighter of two ["Lipstick Jungle" is the other], with an "Ugly Betty" flair for color and a "Desperate Housewives" air of camp.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    When I say that The RH of NJ is the most synthetic installment of the show yet produced.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    One hesitates to say that [Rhys Meyers] phones his performance in. It's more like he dictates it to an assistant who then submits it via fax. You too might lack an appropriate sense of conviction if delivered this script.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Dirt is quick-moving but painfully solemn, somehow constituting a plodding romp. At their very best, the first three episodes play like bad Kubrick.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Where the two leads are fledgling performers at the start of the careers, the actors playing their older relations have no such excuses for appearing herein.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Phil Spector--potentially a camp classic about self-aggrandizement and megalomania--is simply a self-satisfied vanity project.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Troy Patterson
    If there exists a device called a Procedural-O-Matic, then it created this show.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Troy Patterson
    The show gets by as the vodka of television comedy. It aims to have no taste.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Troy Patterson
    It's all the same stuff--magazine parties, feckless husbands, tempting male bimbos...but without "Cashmere Mafia's" redeeming air of farce.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Troy Patterson
    The actors playing the BL:TA duo are healthy and wholesome, if not terribly expressive; perhaps the matter is that both are Australian, and it's all they can do to keep their accents under control. Or maybe it's that both are fluent in English, and it's all they can do to keep from cracking while reading their dialogue.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Troy Patterson
    The Cougar defeated my efforts to pay attention to it. I made four honest efforts to contemplate, or even to notice, what was happening in the pilot, and the show kept sliding right off my cerebral cortex.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Troy Patterson
    Consider it proof of Corddry's superb resourcefulness that he somehow manages to wring the occasional drop of comedy from these dreary situations.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    Wipeout dresses up the usual network idiocy with cable-style snark (think Best Week Ever) and an exuberant lack of decency that's pure Internet--a TMZ-esque disregard for mercy, an anonymous blog commentor's sense of self-restraint.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    In the light of summer television, civilization does not seem to have a pulse. It looks quite dead indeed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    For viewers looking for a solid hour long drama, it is one more thing not to watch.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    Let's pretend that the plot's worth recounting.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    An oddly tedious affair.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    A degraded update of What's My Line?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    Very probably the worst sitcom on network television, Last Man Standing makes Whitney Cummings look like Noël Coward.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 0 Troy Patterson
    The new worst show on television debuted Wednesday night on Lifetime--Dance Moms, an ugly docu-circus featuring a megaton bully of a Pittsburgh dance instructor, the little princesses she costumes as lunatic street whores, and a quorum of strenuously pathetic stage mothers, one of whom warbles that she would slit her wrists if her daughter even thought of trying out for softball.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 0 Troy Patterson
    Roseanne's Nuts, as the thing is called, is so loud, dull, and dumb that it seems to be jackhammering an abyss into existence, but its reign as the most depressing show on air lasted only 60 minutes.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 0 Troy Patterson
    You couldn't skewer a cube of tofu with material this dull.

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