Alessandra Stanley
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For 481 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 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 481
481 tv reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    It is a credit to the casting scouts of Bravo that they managed to sign up a crew of women every bit as uninhibited and ostentatious as their predecessors.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    "Related" is enjoyable but odd: feminism with a baby-doll face.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    In this version, Mrs. Harris, at times appealing, at other times brittle and censorious, is hard to fathom.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    The real pleasure lies in the adjustment problems of a seemingly normal suburban family leading a terrifying secret life.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    "Chuck" has interests similar to those of the heroes of Big Bang, including a lack of interest in chasing women, but his comedy is more inventive--the better bet in a new era in which the nerd no longer loses, but the best nerd show wins.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    Swingtown has ’70s mystique, but not much mystery.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    Ms. Rivers is, even in this silly imposture, very funny, making jokes and playing the role of doting grandmother and interfering mother self-mockingly.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    The creators take a fresh start, but cling to the sepulchral atmospherics that too often take the place of narrative. The series is still suspenseful, but the dread that once again follows Sarah through damp forests, deserted tenements and shadowy, rain-washed streets diminishes with overuse.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    This glossy tribute is enjoyable; it is just not memorable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Some of the jokes are amusing, but the show is a traditional sitcom that looks slightly dated.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    It’s an engrossing but somewhat aimless and impressionistic ramble through the Nixon presidency and tumult of the 1970s. At times it leans too heavily on artistic license.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    "In Case of Emergency" is uneven, more antic than witty.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Prime-time game shows like “1 vs 100,” which begins tonight on NBC, are not a test of a contestant’s erudition or nerve; they are aspirational reality shows that allow ordinary Joes to go for it all in the hope of transforming their lives.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Mr. Dean is appealing as Nate and Mr. Sheridan is amusing as Dove, but the tone of the series is uneven.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Ms. Greer and Mr. Faxon are talented comedians, but the writing isn’t quite up to their abilities.... The show improves when Russ leaves the house and hangs out with his bitter, profane best friends.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Without Zoe Barnes, prostitutes, corrupt lobbyists and dissipated members of Congress to perk up the landscape as in seasons past, the show feels monotonous. It certainly looks it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Resurrection starts out well enough.... All too soon, however, the mystery turns into soapy melodrama, and the supernatural is superseded by the clichés of network drama.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Women’s Murder Club is all right, but not good enough.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    The characters don’t live up to the swirling, often violent action that surrounds them.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    The World According to Dick Cheney has interesting insights and revealing moments, but for critics who long to confront Mr. Cheney it may prove dissatisfying, because it allows him to make astonishing assertions without direct contradiction or follow-up questions.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Mr. Danson has some funny moments, but he is not as comfortable in a comic genre where deadpan takes the place of punch line.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    "The Unit" becomes distinctive only when the action shifts back to the wives left behind on the base.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Rock Center is still a work in progress, so it's hard to judge how it will fare.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Those jokes are supposed to establish Liz’s geek cred, but they mostly serve as speed bumps in the show’s otherwise fast and clever banter.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    At least in the early stages, the series is quite entertaining. But over all, the mini-series suffers from defensive storytelling; it's a narrative driven in splintered directions less by inspiration than by avoidance.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    It's well made and also at times unnecessarily cheesy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    It wasn’t a singalong or a sacrilege or a slavish, shameless remake. It was a live performance of a legendary musical that felt muted and a little sad.

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