Michael Patterson

Michael Patterson
Michael Patterson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): What Culture
Publications: What Culture

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
50% The Flash: Season 5 - The Girl With The Red Lightning (TV Episode) The results of that investigation, and the episode's ambiguous ending scene, has left The Flash in a state of uncertainty -- one that could end up rocking it to its very core. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Spartan (TV Episode) Highlighted that there's still life left in John Diggle. A refreshing look into the veteran character's backstory that, coupled with an enjoyable turn from Ghostbusters legend Ernie Hudson, made for a great episode. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
86% Supergirl: Season 4 - Crime and Punishment (TV Episode) 'Crime and Punishment' successfully utilised a self-contained plot to serve as a microcosm of the larger story, addressing the impact that Supergirl has had on humanity while highlighting how those around her were struggling with their belief in her. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
91% The Flash: Season 5 - Godspeed (TV Episode) With some intriguing twists, a strong narrative and some excellent directing from Danielle Panabaker, this proved to be one of the season's best outings yet. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
75% Arrow: Season 7 - Lost Canary (TV Episode) "Lost Canary" is the long-awaited Birds of Prey encounter that we had been waiting on and, to make matters even better, it finally placed the focus on one of the richest characters on the show... The season's strongest outing yet. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
88% Arrow: Season 7 - Inheritance (TV Episode) All in all, 'Inheritance' gave the spotlight to two of the show's more underappreciated characters, taking their arcs in surprising (and perhaps frustrating) directions. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
67% Supergirl: Season 4 - The House of L (TV Episode) In spite of the episode's strong frantic opening, its greatest strength lay in the fact that it finally slowed things down to tell the viewers a story that we have all wanted to see for quite some time now. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
83% The Flash: Season 5 - Time Bomb (TV Episode) This season, the show has spent an awful long time stuck in the same place, but now that the truth is finally out, things are bound to start moving at a much quicker pace. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Star City 2040 (TV Episode) 'Star City Slayer' successfully utilised a self-contained plot to delve into some of the season's deeper stories while laying the groundwork for its future ones. Though not perfect, it was a solid attempt at tying everything together. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
100% Supergirl: Season 4 - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (TV Episode) 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' was a success on all fronts, introducing Lex Luthor in a way that remained relevant to the show while using the urgency of the current events to move the story forward in a major way. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
67% The Flash: Season 5 - Failure is an Orphan (TV Episode) 'Failure Is An Orphan' was one of the season's finest outings so far as it effectively brought everything together and stayed on target the whole way throughout. The result was a long overdue thriller that also had some real heart. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
63% Arrow: Season 7 - Training Day (TV Episode) 'Training Day' was a fun, self-contained adventure that allowed Team Arrow to return to the fold, but it was the episode's secondary narratives that proved the most interesting. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
100% The Flash: Season 5 - King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd (TV Episode) Not only was the individual presentation of both monsters far superior to some of their recent appearances, the fight scenes were very well-executed and, for the most part, were incredibly convincing. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
78% Arrow: Season 7 - Brothers & Sisters (TV Episode) "Brothers & Sisters" provided us with some much-needed clarity in the flash-forwards, while also providing us with some well-paced progression in the present -- capped off by two of the most genuinely shocking cliffhangers the show has ever produced. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
67% Supergirl: Season 4 - Menagerie (TV Episode) 'Menagerie' effectively resurrected the season's most relevant topics, creating some well-engineered conflict to serve as the perfect backdrop for the introduction of its newest superhero. Though it was far from perfect, it made for an enjoyable watch. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
70% Arrow: Season 7 - Star City Slayer (TV Episode) "Star City Slayer" successfully utilized a self-contained plot to delve into some of the season's deeper stories while laying the groundwork for its future ones. Though not perfect, it was a solid attempt at tying everything together. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
94% Young Justice: Outsiders (TV, 2010) With an intriguing new story and unexpected twists, Young Justice has remained true to form, setting the stage for what appears to be another strong season - ultimately proving that 'Outsiders' was well worth the wait. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
83% The Flash: Season 5 - Cause and XS (TV Episode) No matter how hard [The Flash] is apparently trying to overcome its shortcomings, they still manifest...Nevertheless, it proved to be a fun adventure that played with elements we haven't seen featured on the show in quite some time. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
92% The Flash: Season 5 - Goldfaced (TV Episode) While the storylining behind the team's Goldface mission was problematic...it's hard to deny that it was an enjoyable adventure. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
100% The Flash: Season 5 - Memorabilia (TV Episode) All in all, 'Memorabilia' employed some interesting devices in an attempt to naturally progress the story, intertwining both of the season's main storylines nicely. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
100% The Flash: Season 5 - Blocked (TV Episode) Despite a minor storyline issue, the episode itself was a strong follow up that didn't veer too far off course in its attempts to be fun. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
91% Arrow: Season 7 - Emerald Archer (TV Episode) "Emerald Archer" was, in many ways, a love letter to everything that has made Arrow the success that it is today while remaining firmly grounded in the show's current storylines, and the result was near-perfection. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Past Sins (TV Episode) A character study on the show's two most compelling individuals, reminding us that it's at its best when it strips things back and focuses on its tormented protagonists. The result was a thoroughly engaging piece of storytelling. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
85% The Flash: Season 5 - Seeing Red (TV Episode) If the purpose of any episode is to accelerate the story, up the ante and make us even more invested in the show we're watching, then 'Seeing Red' ticked all the boxes. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
89% Supergirl: Season 4 - Suspicious Minds (TV Episode) With plenty of heart-racing moments, genuine suspense and an engaging subplot, 'Suspicious Minds' was an incredibly strong return to form for Supergirl and a reminder of how great the show truly is when the core characters are the primary focus. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 56% Arrow: Season 7 - My Name is Emiko Queen (TV Episode) Proved to be a serviceable midseason premiere that sidelined its primary narrative in order to give us some much-needed answers, and it was a whole lot of fun in the process. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
80% Arrow: Season 7 - Due Process (TV Episode) Arrow upped the ante this week in an episode that saw weeks of well-paced storylines reach their boiling points. 'Due Process' tackled some of the season's core narratives head on and has left all of the characters in a very interesting place. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 7 - The Demon (TV Episode) Somehow exceeded expectations, furthering the important storylines while providing us with some closure for the old ones. Throw in some genuinely shocking moments, and you have what was undoubtedly the season's best episode yet. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
89% Supergirl: Season 4 - Ahimsa (TV Episode) The episode provided a lot of opportunity for character growth. Furthermore, it paved the way for the introduction of another beloved DC character that is going to have a lot to say about the events that have taken place. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
92% Arrow: Season 7 - Level Two (TV Episode) "Level Two" stepped things up on every front, furthering the main storyline while dropping some major bombshells in the flash-forwards that could very well influence the rest of Arrow's run. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Crossing Lines (TV Episode) It wasn't highlighting that these individuals were behaving radically, it was highlighting why they were behaving radically... All in all, it was a strong episode. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
90% Supergirl: Season 4 - Man of Steel (TV Episode) Aside from one glaringly obvious plothole, 'Man of Steel' was another strong outing that offered something a little bit different to its predecessors and, in doing so, it provided us with some much-needed clarity surrounding Agent Liberty. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
100% Supergirl: Season 4 - Fallout (TV Episode) Powerful conversations, important messages and good old fashioned logic laced into its storylines, Supergirl once again proved that it's a force to be reckoned with... aside from a minor issue here and there. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 7 - The Longbow Hunters (TV Episode) With all of the formalities out of the way, this week's episode, 'The Longbow Hunters', allowed us to get up close and personal with the Big Bads of the season, as Ricardo Diaz introduced us to the titular threats. - What Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018