I won't begin to summarize Paul Edmondson's blog post entitled "Extinguishing Shakespeare's Sonnets", you really need to go read it for yourself. In it he reviews Don Paterson's Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets: A New Commentary. And, well..... he didn't like it. And I can see why.
A few snippets to get your dander up before you go read the original. And remember, these are Paterson's words, not Edmondson's:
‘This isn’t a great poem’ (Sonnet 2);
‘Another dull one’ (Sonnet 10);
‘Not much to see here, folks’ (Sonnet 41);
‘I’d cheerfully send this one into the unanthologised dark‘ (Sonnet 68);
... and so on. That's only a brief snip of the examples given in the post, which in itself is only a summary of the larger work. I think Paul actually shows a great deal of restraint in his view - he sounds more sad than angry, that a new collection like this could've been cause for celebration, and instead it is just a bitter disappointment.
(Somebody hold catkins back! The man's a doctor, he's got access to sharp instruments.)