Troy Patterson

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For 280 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 10.6 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: 45 out of 280
280 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    This is up-to-the-minute celebrity kitsch--zippy, knowing, and joyfully hollow.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    A broadcast marked by an unusual number of glitches, miscues, and deflating juxtapositions.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    Better Off Ted, which feels more devoted to establishing its cool than earning some laughs, is hardly so bad to deserve a bleh from halfway-discerning viewers. Eh or meh would be closer to the mark.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Troy Patterson
    The most engrossing new drama of the fall season.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    The success or failure of Little Britain USA will depend on the prevalence of a particular strain of Anglophilia.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Troy Patterson
    The Cougar defeated my efforts to pay attention to it. I made four honest efforts to contemplate, or even to notice, what was happening in the pilot, and the show kept sliding right off my cerebral cortex.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    For a smart take on a dumb summer dating show, join the millions tuning into Dating in the Dark.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Troy Patterson
    It smoothly toggles between working as a crime melodrama and a coming-of-age tale, as a harrowing piece of social commentary and a gentle bit of farce.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    It's an ambitious if occasionally pushy effort.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    Because the show is sidling up to its premise very gently, it looks more like a sweet-natured high-school comedy than the risky riff on tolerance it teases us with.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    Everybody already knows everything there is to know about this maverick make of stock figure and the ready-made tone of cop shows where all the barroom jukeboxes play only electric blues.
    • 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.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 0 Troy Patterson
    You couldn't skewer a cube of tofu with material this dull.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    Let's pretend that the plot's worth recounting.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    An oddly tedious affair.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    After watching the first four episodes, I'm content to settle on the euphemism deliberate and to note that the performances-centrally that of James Badge Dale as an intelligence analyst named Will Travers-have so far been sharp enough to ward off outright drowsiness.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Troy Patterson
    The show works only because Woods is a honey-baked ham playing a character who lives to be a showman.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Troy Patterson
    Once you get past the fact of the producers' milking more than the usual volume of pathos from scenes of pre-elimination anxiety and post-dismissal distress, More To Love is much the same as its slimmer sisters.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Troy Patterson
    In all, Oprah's Big Give is a triumph of virtue, which leaves only the question of who would want to watch it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Troy Patterson
    When I say that The RH of NJ is the most synthetic installment of the show yet produced.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Troy Patterson
    A degraded update of What's My Line?
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Troy Patterson
    The show is sometimes sweet and wry, sometimes crass and vicious, and, though often subtle, it embraces that embarrassing title and flings itself boisterously into a hacky premise
    • 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.

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