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

  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 90 Pushing Daisies: 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    It should be evident that Same Name is as warm and mindless as an idyllic Sunday in idlest July.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    The series, fueling itself with folklore, proceeds as if no characterization is required.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    This is ultra-soft porn--softer than Charmin, softer than lingerie ads.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    Hemingway & Gellhorn's daft romanticization of its subjects proves central to its overwrought sense of self.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    On the bright side, no one is in danger of having to watch this inert action show.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    A shrewdly silly show offering something lovingly hackneyed for everyone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    By far the dumber and hammier of the two shows ["Saving Grace" is the other].
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    The only problem with 1 vs. 100 is its determined idiocy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    The Sarah Silverman Program isn't about anything but its own supposed daring and the hyperbolic smugness of its star.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Paul Weston's (Byrne) nonadventures straddle the realms of the scarcely credible and the incredibly boring.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Knight Rider arrives tricked out with just enough eccentricity to avoid utterly craven stupidity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    When I say that The RH of NJ is the most synthetic installment of the show yet produced.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    A broadcast marked by an unusual number of glitches, miscues, and deflating juxtapositions.