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 Pushing Daisies: 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    The way things turned out, it was no worse than rather bad, and Fallon, if he can quit squirming long enough, should take a modest bow.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Vaughan, writing and directing these lines, is hauling the Stephen King brand into risky territory. The risk is boredom—the half-puzzled, half-irritated sort of boredom elicited by later seasons of Lost.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    The way things are going, I would pay $100 if the purchase exempted me from having to watch any more of the show itself.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Farmer Wants a Wife moseyed onto the air last week bearing the best title of any pop-culture commodity of the year to date and, given its standard-issue inanity, a surprising subtextual richness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Fantasy plots require fantastic details, but the show, rolling steadily downhill from a compelling premise, is utterly casual about the particulars of its speculative time-tripping and post-catastrophe atmospherics.
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    • 40 Troy Patterson
    To consider both the larger range of hillbilly defamation and the broader context of reality-show idiocy is to observe that these kids behave no more or less idiotically than do their coastal cousins-and even have roughly the same number of teeth per capita! Buckwild looks, on the hixsploitation score, tame.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Grimm is most alive in the scenes where Nick teams up with Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), a monster who is trying hard to walk the straight path. These moments introduce some much-needed levity to a drama where every echoing slam of a file-cabinet drawer amounts to a portentous groan.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    The series, fueling itself with folklore, proceeds as if no characterization is required.
    • 57 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    The next four episodes are nowhere near as patient and controlled as that cinematic pilot, but, man, are they Irish: the wakes, the neon shamrock, the epigraphs from W.B. Yeats and D.P. Moynihan. And the show keeps this magnificent blarney up even as it swipes half its ideas from the playbooks of Scorsese and The Godfather.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Instead, The Kennedys is blandly admiring when paying due respect, mildly cheesy when hauling out the trash, and understaged at every turn, the better for viewers to project their own fantasies onto it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    This is ultra-soft porn--softer than Charmin, softer than lingerie ads.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    This doesn't feel mindless, just unmindful, and the best way to honor its late creators is to look away from it.
    • 55 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,
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Guide to Style is too glazed and slick for its own good, too clinical and forensic to be any fun.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    The only problem with 1 vs. 100 is its determined idiocy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    The adaptation of Mahler's book deals with this material in a fashion not so much dumbed-down as lobotomized.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Paul Weston's (Byrne) nonadventures straddle the realms of the scarcely credible and the incredibly boring.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Secret Diary of a Call Girl is a series of sketches, and its eight episodes do not trace an arc or advance a narrative.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    The pilot episode of this caper series is cheaply derivative, generally condescending, and largely hollow. It is also swank and busy enough to create the occasional illusion that it is entertaining.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Why didn't HBO just go ahead and cut each episode of the hour-long Tell Me You Love Me to 50 minutes? The trims would have gone some way toward relieving the boredom inspired by the show's inchworm pace, and the shrink's-hour format would have made an exact fit for the spirit of the exercise.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    A shrewdly silly show offering something lovingly hackneyed for everyone.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    MTV is milking the culture clash to the emptiest.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    There is--beneath the stale crust of the new Beavis and Butt-head, baked in with the program's existential outlook--a special grimness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    By far the dumber and hammier of the two shows ["Saving Grace" is the other].
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Knight Rider arrives tricked out with just enough eccentricity to avoid utterly craven stupidity.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Too superficial to be insincere, the show never even pretends to care about her interests or her character.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    The Sarah Silverman Program isn't about anything but its own supposed daring and the hyperbolic smugness of its star.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    At points, Bag of Bones plays less like a horror story than a fond parody of one.

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