For 422 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alessandra Stanley's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 6
Lowest review score: 10 Hellcats: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 422
422 tv reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    It's an enjoyable, intriguing look at what can happen to a group of ordinary, cash-strapped people who wake up one day as multimillionaires.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    The premiere showcases seven different women, doctors and their patients, in various states of anger, insecurity and neediness. It’s like a Hogarth engraving of the seven stages of womanly despair, “A Surgeon’s Progress.”
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Alessandra Stanley
    The producers didn't have any difficulty recruiting a gaggle of vain, vulgar spendthrifts willing to hiss, preen and cry on cue for the camera.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    It's funnier than a similar new Fox sitcom, "Free Ride," about a college graduate who moves back in with his parents. Partly that is because "The Loop" has a faster pace and bolder writing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    The series is smart and engrossing, though not in a particularly novel way, and that is not a bad thing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Kell on Earth doesn’t demystify the fashion world so much as try to pump up the mystique. It’s a stretch at times, but it does explain who all those haughty people are who crowd the Breslin Bar.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Anger Management is at heart a simple, old-fashioned sitcom, with raucous recorded laughter and predictable one-liners.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    Mostly, it is a case load borrowed from "L.A. Law" and "Boston Legal." But the two troubled lawyers are amusing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    Sean is an older but only slightly more down-to-earth version of Jack, the impishly self-centered gay man Mr. Hayes played so well on “Will & Grace,” and that gives this otherwise commonplace sitcom its zest.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    The mockumentary conceit has been done to death, especially in sitcoms inspired by "Arrested Development" and "The Office." But it's effective in this drama, lending the characters' monologues both poignancy and also a light layer of satire.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Viewers are treated to the spectacle of teenagers who can freely roam New York unsupervised by parents or teachers, tethered, by their own volition, to the strict rules and unyielding cliches of a Bravo reality show.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Suspect Behavior is not boring, but it is familiar.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    Breakthrough fulfills the fantasy that a team of miracle workers--with limitless budgets and resources--can come through for a stranger with a dramatic rescue package.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    NBC's teasers for The Apprentice: Martha Stewart had hinted that she would make heads roll and grown men cry. But the premiere episode was a gauzy tribute to her life's work, an evening-wear version of frilly, fun-loving "Martha," Ms. Stewart's new daytime talk show.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Alessandra Stanley
    The series is sentimental in a sleek way, and there are surface glints of humor in the script, but mostly, "Brian" is a blander, less distinctive version of "Thirtysomething."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Predictable characters haven’t hurt the “CSI” crime shows, but this is Mr. Bruckheimer’s first hospital drama, and viewers accustomed to layered dramas like “ER” and “House” expect more.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Lacks bite.... The series aspires to pick up where 'The Simpsons' and 'South Park' left off, but many of its jokes and cultural references seem off. [4 Feb 2005]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    This show, too, is funny, despite a cheesy game show premise.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    The show's main characters are all too familiar.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    The question is not whether "3 Lbs" is familiar and predictable, but whether "3 Lbs" is entertaining. It is, and mostly because it is so familiar and predictable.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Cox is strangely wooden and bland.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Alessandra Stanley
    The creators of Mental couldn’t take Gallagher any further up the mean-spirited scale, so instead they went too far in the other direction and ran smack into cliché.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Alessandra Stanley
    The Deep End is a pale imitation without smart writing, imaginative casting or even a clever conceit.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    "Four Kings" is better than a lot of similar sitcoms, but it's not different enough to stand out in what NBC hopes will be a renaissance of must-see television.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Alessandra Stanley
    [A] tepid, paint-by-numbers series.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Alessandra Stanley
    Offers a ho-hum monster and the kind of stock characters that we've seen too many times before.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    It’s an impressive cast and a perfectly good premise, but for some reason, Thursday’s pilot episode is not very funny.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    The series is better when it strays from Mr. David's format, but mostly it follows it too closely.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Some of the jokes are amusing, but the show is a traditional sitcom that looks slightly dated.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Chemistry is supposed to be the binding element of “Standoff,” and the two leads, while appealing in their own right, seem neither well matched nor sufficiently mismatched.