Troy Patterson

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For 281 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Troy Patterson's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Planet Earth: Blue Planet II
Lowest review score: 0 Roseanne's Nuts: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 281
281 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Boss is electric with self-importance, and that is in itself is a hoot, given its particular combination of thematic pomp and expressionistic pulp.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    A black comedy working many shades of gray, Enlightened is about dark mornings of the soul and the fool's-golden glow of the new convert, and it measures the weight of the world with an eccentric scale.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    Very probably the worst sitcom on network television, Last Man Standing makes Whitney Cummings look like Noël Coward.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    What Surburgatory lacks in novelty, it compensates for with a steady stream of gags, splashes of nuance (and nuance's vivid opposite), the comedic flow of Ana Gasteyer and Chris Parnell as the Altmans' neighbors, and an undercurrent of sweetness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Over three nights and five and half hours, Prohibition provides a very fine analytic survey of the noble experiment, and most criticisms of it are quibbles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    So far, American Horror Story isn't the great American horror story but rather a pretty good fright night.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Indeed, it is hard to knock Terra Nova overall, such does it succeed on its own terms, which involve working over the pituitary brain and the sympathetic soul.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Pan Am's easy whirl fits the bill, when its chatter is snappy and also when it's not.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    It's funny and cute.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    For viewers looking for a solid hour long drama, it is one more thing not to watch.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    If you caught a snippet of Whitney unawares, you would be forgiven for assuming that it's one of those shows-within-a-show that exists to caricature bad television.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Its greasy-spoon spunk is regularly palatable, good for a cheap chuckle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Though the Up All Night pilot falls short of great hilarity, the series demonstrates considerable potential.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    Where the two leads are fledgling performers at the start of the careers, the actors playing their older relations have no such excuses for appearing herein.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Perhaps it's best to consider The Hour as a kind of retro Broadcast News that is most alive when Freddie and Bel banter like Beatrice and Benedick and especially when getting inside of Hector's talking head.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    MTV is milking the culture clash to the emptiest.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    It should be evident that Same Name is as warm and mindless as an idyllic Sunday in idlest July.
    • 58 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Alphas proceeds with a relative sobriety that will prove attractive to some and simply unintoxicating to others. If there are any grown-up fanboys left in America--people who can bring themselves to admit that this summer's blockbusters-in-tights are meager gruel--then Alphas may have enough beta charm to see them through the season.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    It is a show about a high-school superheroine--a Catwoman without the camp or the S&M gear--and it enables longtime fans of the subgenre to watch with pride as their children digest its venerable tropes for only the fourth or fifth time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    A fine summer show is launched, slick but with feeling, and all the orange-and-red football-season foliage on-screen contributes to a diverting brisk breeziness.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    It borrows indiscriminately from hazy magic realism, sketch-show Dada, and underground-comics allegory according to alternating whim. If you don't give a hoot about such logistical issues--and if you're willing to forgive the half-hearted crudity that fills the space between good crude jokes and the bizarro non-jokes-then you have come to the right place.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    This Countdown isn't terribly televisual and might gain in force and intimacy if it were transferred straight to radio, though it would suffer from the loss of light-hearted video clips that serve to cleanse the palate of bile.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Too Big To Fail adapted by director Curtis Hanson and screenwriter Peter Gould from a book by journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, is a decent movie with a stellar title.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The Voice (NBC) is a horrifically entertaining vocal competition produced by Mark Burnett.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    It plays, for better and worse, like a slightly elevated version of one of those issue-of-the-week telefilms of the old school, with their teen traumas and kitchen-sink melodramas.

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