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Troy Patterson

Troy Patterson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Troy Patterson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Downton Abbey: Season 2 (TV, 2012) "The new series vibrates excitingly on many frequencies, but it specially resonates as a rare hybrid of domestic drama and shelter porn. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 29, 2016
89% Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2009) "The new series aspires to the level of a virtual-reality game. That's both the source of its great visual charm and the key to its emptiness, which is too dull to get worked up about. " ‐ Slate
Posted Nov 9, 2015
60% Dance Moms: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "The new worst show on television debuted Wednesday night... 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. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 18, 2015
90% Friday Night Lights: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2007) "[I] find himself at full grovel, crawling toward Nielsen households, begging that they flip on [this show]. The show is terrific -- the most engrossing new drama of the fall season -- but it's also the worst-rated, and that's just not fair. " ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 2, 2015
91% The Sopranos: Season 6, Part I (TV, 2006-2007) "What I'm certain of, after last night's episode, is that The Sopranos is richer than ever and bounding with fresh ambitions. " ‐ Slate
Posted Aug 18, 2014
93% Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010) "Here, assessing the vaudeville moxie of 1920s Atlantic City and the criminals who organized it, Scorsese achieves a virtuoso riff on entertainment culture. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 23, 2014
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 3 (TV, 2012) "Boardwalk Empire is in the tradition of gangster stories that treat their principals less as tragic heroes than as troubled businessmen, and there's something businesslike in its handsomely mannered approach to elaborating underworld myth. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 21, 2014
80% The Soul Man: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "All the TV Land flock, rapt with nostalgia, will feel the spirit of the ancient sitcom rise from the set, cherubim cackling on the laugh track. " ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 13, 2014
19% In the Motherhood: Season 1 (TV, 2009) "The show rises to mediocrity on the strength of the occasional snappiness of the dialogue. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 31, 2014
80% The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: Season 1 "A beautifully shot, marvelously soporific, sporadically irksome miniseries that reads mostly as a pretense for a glamorous working vacation " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 30, 2014
73% Hot in Cleveland: Season 1 (TV, 2010) "Comfort food to its core, the show is a retro casserole tapping into a popular appetite for leftovers. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 28, 2014
43% Two and a Half Men: Season 8 (TV, 2010-2011) "The contrast between the unfunny action and the laborious laugh track was leaving me feeling hollowed out. " ‐ Slate
Posted Sep 18, 2013
93% Top of the Lake: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "It gets beneath the skin by examining the state of isolation at the bottom of the world. " ‐ Slate
Posted Sep 13, 2013
57% Melrose Place: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) "It seems a statement of the obvious to call the new Melrose trash, but a reviewer must observe certain formalities. " ‐ Slate
Posted Aug 12, 2013
81% Under the Dome: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "The pilot episode of Brian K. Vaughan's television adaptation of Under the Dome is a very good advertisement for seeing what else is on TV this Monday at 10 p.m. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 24, 2013
49% Phil Spector (2013) "I'm wondering if it is possible to do something analogous to a citizen's arrest and file a credit dispute on behalf of the viewing public. Nobody produced this film. " ‐ Slate
Posted May 22, 2013
97% Mad Men: Season 6 (TV, 2013) "The series always proves energetic when depicting Don's trippy business trips. " ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 4, 2013
63% Philip Roth: Unmasked (2013) "That neither Krauss nor anyone has anything remotely unflattering to say about the subject points to the fundamental dishonesty of the work, which extends from its excessive reverence. " ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 1, 2013
93% Top of the Lake (2013) "It gets beneath the skin by examining the state of isolation at the bottom of the world. " ‐ Slate
Posted Mar 22, 2013
No Score Yet Bollywood Hero (2010) "It must be said that Bollywood Hero is an entirely novel kind of slog. " ‐ Slate
Posted Mar 18, 2013
85% House of Cards: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "The show is dryly witty in its depiction of constancy and fidelity on the Potomac. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 31, 2013
64% The Following: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "When the show talks about crime literature, it's quite dull, but when it shows instead of tells, it's something to see. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 21, 2013
94% Girls: Season 2 (TV, 2013) "When I see the second season of Girls playing its scene of post-collegiate train wreck in slow motion, I am eager to hurry up and wait. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 13, 2013
88% Crossfire Hurricane (2013) "It was my pleasure, as an intermediate-level Stones buff, to see that director Brett Morgen has put together something reeking of astringent danger. " ‐ Slate
Posted Nov 16, 2012
77% American Horror Story: Asylum (TV, 2012-2013) "Less scary than freaky, it's deliberately unhinged-light horror about low camp, a showcase for scenery chewing and giddy blasphemy, an exploitation chamber piece. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 17, 2012
92% Nashville: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "Nashville feels fresh because it catches a different tone. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 10, 2012
59% Revolution: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "A series that-attempting to gratify the Hunger Games-stoked appetites of teens while also sating their parents' thirst for serial intrigue-serves up thin gruel indeed. " ‐ Slate
Posted Sep 17, 2012
67% Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2013) "The documentary's camera captures the lensmen from an angle designed to make a tiny swarm of shutterbugs appear like a teeming plague, and you quickly begin to distrust the film's perspective in the most literal sense. " ‐ Slate
Posted Aug 13, 2012
63% Political Animals: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "Political Animals is something special in the recent annals of trash. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 15, 2012
100% Louie: Season 3 (TV, 2012) ""Are you funny?" Tough question. Louis is, but Louie isn't, which is a matter of this season's risky and rewarding design " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 28, 2012
21% Anger Management: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "[The producers] have failed to uphold their usual high standards, having not mastered the calculus of delivering the boorishness for which Sheen loyalists thirst while simultaneously tinkering with themes of redemption. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 28, 2012
46% The Newsroom: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "The show offers a lot of great talking, but to whom does it wish to speak? " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 24, 2012
57% Dallas: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "This isn't the subtlest show on television, but I am betting that the new Dallas will be a hit. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 13, 2012
100% Bunheads: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "Bunheads presses ahead at a fresher rhythm. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 11, 2012
48% Common Law: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "With its storylines moving forward in broad strokes and an airiness in its exposition, does not demand too much of you or of anyone, beyond its own efficient technicians and unshowily inventive actors. " ‐ Slate
Posted May 11, 2012
95% Girls: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "Girls is an exceptional piece of American art, as witty as The Women, richer in raunch than Portnoy's Complaint, charismatic like Sleater-Kinney. " ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 15, 2012
45% The Client List: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "This is just fun, laughs, a good time. " ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 8, 2012
89% Scandal: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "Viewers who get hooked on Scandal will spend the commercial breaks sussing out its take on love and work, and the experience will be rather like trying to discern the exact composition of flavors in a tasty batch of BBQ potato chips. " ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 5, 2012
97% Mad Men: Season 5 (TV, 2012) "Business may be stable at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, but nothing else is. " ‐ Slate
Posted Mar 25, 2012
45% GCB: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "GCB is a gaudy, tacky, frosted-pink delight. " ‐ Slate
Posted Mar 4, 2012
80% Smash: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "I would gladly pay $75 for an orchestra seat to see the show-within-a-show. The way things are going, I would pay $100 if the purchase exempted me from having to watch any more of the show itself. " ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 6, 2012
87% Luck: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) "Listen closely and you'll hear the elegant approach of a machine built to refresh a myth about the goddess of fortune. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 29, 2012
58% Alcatraz: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "Alcatraz delivers a mystery but could use a little light. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 16, 2012
19% Are You There, Chelsea?: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "If it had the slightest aspiration even to have an aspiration beyond stringing wisecracks on a loop of pure attitude, it would disappear. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 11, 2012
100% Downton Abbey: Season 2 (TV, 2011) "The new series vibrates excitingly on many frequencies, but it specially resonates as a rare hybrid of domestic drama and shelter porn. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 8, 2012
25% Stephen King's Bag of Bones: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "Like Cujo, it's a dog. " ‐ Slate
Posted Dec 11, 2011
62% Hell on Wheels: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) "None of Hell on Wheels' juicy eruptions of pulp or sporadic glimpses of soul impedes the myth-belching progress of a story about the little engine of empire that could. " ‐ Slate
Posted Nov 6, 2011
78% Once Upon a Time: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) "I will go, but gingerly. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 31, 2011
59% Grimm: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) "Grimm is a familiar procedural in big bad wolf's clothing. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 28, 2011
84% Beavis and Butt-Head: Season 8 "This may be good for a couple thin giggles if viewed in a dorm-room context. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 27, 2011
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