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 11.7 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    The Jay Leno Show is of course not the "brand-new hour of comedy" its promos claim; it is brand-old to the bone. But the notion of Leno running some combination of pop-culture confessional booth and prime-time torture chamber has some real appeal.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    At points, Bag of Bones plays less like a horror story than a fond parody of one.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Rolling the wars on terror, drugs, and illegal immigration into one rhetorical package, Homeland Security USA plays partly like a pumped-up recruiting film, partly like a public-affairs outreach video for hard-core video gamers.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Glory Daze is a frathouse-of-mirth comedy and so generic in its particulars that it is barely even necessary to describe its characters and their situation.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Depicting their triumphs and setbacks with imperfect sincerity, smooshing together various reality-show formulae with an awkwardness that is at times touching, the series sheds light on a corner of the psyche where the princess-y obsessions of the wedding culture meets a mutation of the great American tradition of self-improvement.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    For viewers looking for a solid hour long drama, it is one more thing not to watch.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    A shrewdly silly show offering something lovingly hackneyed for everyone.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    This is ultra-soft porn--softer than Charmin, softer than lingerie ads.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    A broadcast marked by an unusual number of glitches, miscues, and deflating juxtapositions.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    An oddly tedious affair.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Occasionally sharp as an epidural needle, often dumb as a pea pod, sometimes half decent.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    This is a goofy docu-reality show about the sex lives of settled married couples.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Troy Patterson
    The show gets by as the vodka of television comedy. It aims to have no taste.
    • 35 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    Very probably the worst sitcom on network television, Last Man Standing makes Whitney Cummings look like Noël Coward.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    A degraded update of What's My Line?
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Knight Rider arrives tricked out with just enough eccentricity to avoid utterly craven stupidity.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    Let's pretend that the plot's worth recounting.

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