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Troy Patterson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% The Last O.G.: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The show indulges and evokes melancholy to curious effect. The story line gathers threads concerning penitence, rehabilitation, gentrification, racial tension, and filial duty with some seriousness, only to abandon them. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 5, 2018
98% Barry: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Hader's rubbery mien summons memories of the dolts, doofuses, and oddballs he played on Saturday Night Live, but here he upends expectations, draining some of the warmth and playfulness from his usual manner. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 2, 2018
98% The Americans: Season 6 (TV, 2018) "The Americans, menacing as ever in its reserve, won't spell out whether it's a charmed totem or a cursed amulet. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 30, 2018
No Score Yet Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 1 (TV, 2017) "The tranquillity of "Terrace House" here transforms into agonizing tension. It's quiet, then it's too quiet, and the viewer can hear the murmur of his own regrets and worries. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 20, 2018
No Score Yet Alias: Season 5 (TV, 2005-2006) "ABC's delicious spy thriller, which returned last night for its final run, calls for a pulp goddess, and Garner is a natural. " ‐ Slate
Posted Mar 6, 2018
96% Queer Eye: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The reboot is fine company in several contexts, for instance, when it is lending ambient zhuzh to your home while you're picking up around the place. Half-watching any of its eight episodes, the viewer feels its aspirational anima infuse the room. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 28, 2018
97% Black Lightning: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The earnestness of the family-values messaging is often endearing, as expressed in fleet lines and long pauses...the violence does not rank as gratuitous because, as an action show, Black Lightning very much needs it. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 23, 2018
93% Black Mirror: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "The six roomy new episodes of Charlie Brooker's anthology series play like a Rod Serling snack pack of dreadful speculation. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 11, 2018
77% SMILF: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "I am charmed by Shaw's way of sketching her character, Bridgette Bird, in brazen strokes of absurdity and delicate gestures of woe. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 29, 2017
96% Search Party: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Like a Paul Auster detective novel Auto-Tuned with upspeak, Search Party catches a tone of New York City loneliness among unmarried young people of the present moment. Sinister shadows creep across interiors painted dusty pink. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 29, 2017
100% Big Mouth: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Naturally, an honest take, in a frank idiom, on the crude rituals and abject humiliations of pubescence will toy with forbidden thoughts. Big Mouth does so as a matter of course, for reasons organic to its characters. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 20, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "A Spielbergian sense of wonder and a John Hughes-like knack for underage anthropology invigorate the show's approach to scary science-fiction. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 27, 2017
97% Rick and Morty: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "The show, with its action propelled by ideas about the souls of clones and the coexistence of parallel universes, addresses philosophy as earnestly as any science fiction by Jules Verne or Octavia Butler or Philip K. Dick. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 26, 2017
87% Chuck: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2008) "Check out the cute neuroses, the tousled air of disaffection, the indie-rock soundtrack: This is a post-Zach Braff action hero, a hunky version of Sensitive Guy. " ‐ Slate
Posted Aug 22, 2017
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
90% 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
91% 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
86% 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
94% 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
88% 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
81% 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
94% 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
60% 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
50% 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
84% 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
61% 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
24% 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
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