Alessandra Stanley
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For 450 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 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alessandra Stanley's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 10 Hellcats: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 450
450 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Alessandra Stanley
    Mr. Colbert's on-camera persona may not wear well over the long term, but for now at least "The Colbert Report" is a worthy spinoff, an icy-cold beer chaser to the shot of whiskey that is "The Daily Show."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    The pilot's mutilated corpse and offbeat clues are intriguing, and Ms. Sedgwick has a compelling screen presence, though her accent is too generic to pass as authentic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    Bored to Death is as idiosyncratic and delightful in its own way as “Curb Your Enthusiasm."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    They each have a glorious, fearsome secret, and can truly confide only in one another. But it's not clear whether this series--a hybrid of family drama and graphic novel--can sustain interest once the premise is fully established.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    "Sleeper Cell" is better than "24."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    Once the show gets going, and it takes more than one episode to do so, The Leftovers bores into the characters and the fissures that crack their community so astutely that the cause is almost secondary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Mr. Fallon is a charming and gifted comedian who on his first night chose to be subdued and at times even serious. That said as much about the uncertain future of Tonight as it did about its new host.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    It’s an enjoyable, straightforward espionage tale without a lot of twists or extra layers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    The episodes are not as layered or intricately constructed as Mr. David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” but the humor is fueled by a similar jolt of the politically incorrect.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    This is not perhaps the most daring or avant-garde comedy on television, but there is nothing shameful about Hot in Cleveland. It's actually kind of fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    "Threshold" holds back more than it reveals, and that is the right contingency plan for a successful science fiction thriller.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    Ms. Flockhart... is not convincing as a woman of conviction. And that is too bad, because “Brothers and Sisters” has wit and grace.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Secret Diary has amusing touches, but not enough to sustain an entire series.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Up All Night could use more backup players and more imaginative writing. Most of all, the show has to get over its fear of offending.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    The series is well written, and has its moments.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    Ambitious setups like this don't always hold up, but Revolution has the potential to be a more disciplined "Lost"--not necessarily more plausible but with any luck less preposterous and pretentious.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    Trust Me, a TNT series set in a Chicago advertising agency, is clever and likeable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    The premise of You’re the Worst is amusing, but the lines don’t match it. Once Gretchen and Jimmy get out of bed and back to their lives--he’s a writer, she’s a publicist--You’re the Worst gets a little better.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    Those Elaine moments are the real allure of this series -- a chance to see Ms. Louis-Dreyfus once again portray an insensitive, aggressive neurotic trapped in the body of a petite, attractive woman.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    While there are moments that are downright laughable, Scandal has flair and even sophistication.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    Satisfaction is the most daring, because it’s not really a comedy, and that makes its intent oblique and quasi-European.... The series picks up as it moves away from the couple’s problems and into the complications Neil’s new career creates.