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

Troy Patterson's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 90 Crossfire Hurricane: Season 1
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
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Soto helps the mood of the show with his wry attitude and occasional gee-whiz-ardry, and he helps to move the plot along by stating facts that Rebecca would otherwise have to pause and look up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Dallas may not always compel your attention, but it does a good job of telling you what you missed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The show's an entertaining provocation, but it's also only skin-deep.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    So far, American Horror Story isn't the great American horror story but rather a pretty good fright night.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    The series' approach to violence against woman is the only complex thing about it. Otherwise, you cannot even call Rizzoli & Isles run of the mill, it being that mills usually run more smoothly.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    The show's success may depend on whether the public's fascination with Slater trumps its collective attention-deficit disorders.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    The success or failure of Little Britain USA will depend on the prevalence of a particular strain of Anglophilia.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Phil Spector--potentially a camp classic about self-aggrandizement and megalomania--is simply a self-satisfied vanity project.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    [A] serviceable heist drama.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Storage Wars--trivial and magnetic, sociologically peculiar and elementally creepy-gives the reality-show treatment to a class of merchants slinking beneath the radar of many a solvent citizen.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The Voice (NBC) is a horrifically entertaining vocal competition produced by Mark Burnett.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    The show--a sporadically excellent adaption of a British teen drama--is superlative teensploitation, enabling youth to rejoice in the fantasy of their corruption, among other things.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Though the show is quick and exciting in its particulars, slick and captivating in its details, it is unfolding slowly as a whole, with perhaps one too many investigations, conspiracies, return-of-the-repressed traumas, and busy backstories curling leisurely into view.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    It seems a statement of the obvious to call the new Melrose trash, but a reviewer must observe certain formalities--and at least it is trash we can dig into and learn something from,
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    The Newsroom's focus is on putting on a show, and because its weak points are howlers and it will be a hoot to laugh not with but at them.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    The show gets under the skin, somehow, with its loose Web-clip vibe and looser philosophy of life.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    A document of cruel self-delusions, an index of unusual realities, virtually a postscript to the body of Western literature about romantic love, and an extraordinarily fine opportunity to exult in the suffering of your fellow human beings, Catfish is a TV show.
    • 56 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.
    • 56 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    Once you get past the fact of the producers' milking more than the usual volume of pathos from scenes of pre-elimination anxiety and post-dismissal distress, More To Love is much the same as its slimmer sisters.