Alessandra Stanley
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For 463 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 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 2
Lowest review score: 10 Hellcats: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 463
463 tv reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    There is plenty to enjoy, but not much to applaud. At its best fashion celebrates originality; The Fashion Show feeds on imitation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    The characters on Surviving Jack, like those on “Growing Up Fisher,” are more appealing and a little more nuanced. But they both are feel-good comedies that seem written to make their creators, more than the audience, feel good. Neither is as funny and durable as "The Middle."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    Imagine what “Boston Legal” would look like if Jerry Bruckheimer were in charge instead of David E. Kelley.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    Mr. Baker keeps The Mentalist easy on the eyes and brain.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    This half-comic, half-serious soap opera à clef could be awful, but instead it is surprisingly fun.
    • 65 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    "Prison Break"... is more intriguing than most of the new network series, and it certainly is one of the most original.
    • 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.