For 12 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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pat Brown's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 I May Destroy You: Season 1
Lowest review score: 38 Das Boot (2019)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
12 tv reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Pat Brown
    In the end, by stripping out the gameplay from a vivid genre game that’s fleshed out by cinematic and televisual tropes, the series ends up as mostly just the latter: all flesh, no bones.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Pat Brown
    If sometimes, despite the shift in setting, these new episodes can feel as familiar as a trip we’ve taken before, The White Lotus remains television’s most intriguing and precise murder mystery-cum-social satire.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Brown
    The first six episodes are fun, light, and well-crafted, but much of what Strange New Worlds offers can’t help but come off as clever franchise strategizing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Brown
    Human Resources proves that there’s both comedy and poignancy yet to be mined from the impulse-creature conceit, even if it can’t fully expunge the aura of being an arbitrary spin-off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Pat Brown
    The series is less a situational comedy about the stress of vacation than a satire on white American privilege. But it’s one in which the laughs are often supplanted by intimations of a barely obscured and gathering darkness, and in which the plot often appears subordinate to the seductive atmosphere of Disneyfied decadence gradually sliding into degradation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Brown
    This shift to a more ensemble-driven, idea-focused format is welcome. Despite a premiere that augurs poorly for its broader narrative arc, Discovery’s third season at least momentarily succeeds in thinking about undiscovered things to come.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Pat Brown
    At once hyper-local and global in its concerns, I May Destroy You feels eminently contemporary, a necessary artistic distillation of a distinctly modern form of life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Brown
    Big Mouth is at its best when its mile-a-minute humor supports, rather than distracts from, its open exploration of the convulsions of early-teen sexuality.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Brown
    [These episodes] explores varying aspects of these women’s lives with each relatively self-contained episode. Even if a couple of these stories end up a tad undercooked, this approach to serial television gives GLOW an admirably democratic vibe, as it eschews the notion that there’s a single experience of the ‘80s that should dominate above the others.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 38 Pat Brown
    The sense of cheapness and naked commercialism that pervades the series makes its explicit depiction of disturbing violence—a death by firing squad, the gang rape of a Jewish woman by German sailors—feel unearned and, particularly in the latter case, completely irresponsible.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Pat Brown
    The new season saddles its hero with more trauma, both psychological and physical, but loses the real-life resonance of the show’s previous themes, becoming an exercise in self-reflexivity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Brown
    Black Mirror‘s stories are often effective without being subtle. At their worst, they merely recapitulate omnipresent popular anxieties, but at their best they compel critical reflection on the technologies that structure our lives. Whatever assemblage of parts make up an individual viewer’s experience of Bandersnatch, it will likely be a mixture of both.

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