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 Dance Moms: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 281
281 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    Costello, unlike public television, asks viewers like you for nothing but your attention, which he rewards with intimate assessments of songcraft and the underappreciated architects of modern pop.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    It is both an active agent of moral depravation and a total hoot.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    A shrewdly silly show offering something lovingly hackneyed for everyone.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    While no one beyond the show's target audience--teens in need of something to squeal over until Gossip Girl returns next season--would claim that Pretty Little Liars has a voluminous body, I must concede that it has a lustrous shine.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    This being Disney product, these issues are dealt with in primary colors, uplifting tones, and production levels that aim for exact competence—a workaday professionalism that's never too slick to alienate anyone.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    A tolerably flavorsome ball of crimson bubblegum.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    We like to fantasize, every now and then, about rich people looking good while behaving badly. That kind of escapism will never go out of business, and Gossip Girl delivers it in of-the-moment fashion.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Ms. Q's Nikita is only half so crush-worthy as Bionic Woman's Jaime Sommers or Dollhouse's what's-her-name, but her predicament is no less tasty.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    It takes us to the South and to a class-conscious frame of mind and then introduces a web of complicated relationships that the eye recognizes as cross-racial but the dialogue does not. For now, it seems that this is a tale of collegiate self-discovery and hand-spring liberation that just happens to be set in the post-racial America I keep hearing about it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    Each of them rolls the creative process, the finished work, and her public performance as an artist into an eager consumer package. They're all operators with soundbites on line one.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Troy Patterson
    If there exists a device called a Procedural-O-Matic, then it created this show.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Its detective plots are cozily formulaic, its defining twist cheerfully preposterous. As cop-show comfort food, it's a kind of California fusion cooked up to appeal to people fed up with techno-beat lab scenes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    A typical episode of Terriers jolts abruptly from cutesy escapades to head-cracking fights, from loud escapism to misty tenderness, from easygoing comedy to strained seriousness. The tonal unevenness feels less like the conscious product of an ambitious design than the unplanned consequence of an exceedingly ambitious one.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    Though the seeming intent of Lock 'N Load is to glorify firearms--in one scene, a pastor takes target practice to the tune of "Amazing Grace"--it's sometimes tough to tell which consumers are motivated by valid concerns and which are unreasonable fruitcakes. Consequently, the show is something an ink-blot test.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Some us also go in for TV shows that have the potential to ripen into astringent Billy Wilder-style examinations of what lust can do to the white-collar soul.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Though she isn't quite a credible character, she's a thoroughly fun one, for which much credit is due to the actress's steady subtlety and elastic wit.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Troy Patterson
    The jokes never got any better than that, not even when the girl-moppet later waxed ecstatic about Zac Efron in High School Musical.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    In a time span shorter than a T.G.I. Friday's commercial, we saw a pungent contrast between two sets of cultural values. This was all very funny and more than a bit embarrassing.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    [A] serviceable heist drama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    "Six Feet Under's" Peter Krause plays the role with a sense of detachment that represents either the artistic choice of an actor playing it straight amid interminable clowning or the weary resignation of a dude who didn't know what he was getting into.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    At its best, Glee is not just entertaining but elating, dramatizing Breakfast Club-quality teen angst with the aid of tight production numbers covering new and classic popular songs.
    • 61 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    The pacing of the show's jokes, which heralds a welcome respect for the quickness of the audience, helps all the humor pop. Of course, good-old dumb physical juxtapositions don't hurt, either.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    This show makes a virtue of vice in its own way. Co-imagined by Alexander Payne, who directed the pilot, Hung is a purposeful lark about emasculation.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Ding ding ding went the bell, and up went an agreeing groan, six minutes in. Perhaps this was less a judgment of Kath & Kim's general quality--it was one of the better shows we screened, or at least one of the not-as-bad.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    Wipeout dresses up the usual network idiocy with cable-style snark (think Best Week Ever) and an exuberant lack of decency that's pure Internet--a TMZ-esque disregard for mercy, an anonymous blog commentor's sense of self-restraint.

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