For 616 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Linda Stasi's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Elizabeth I: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Outlaw: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 616
616 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    House of Lies somehow manages to be funny despite it all. That's mostly do to great casting. Cheadle, particularly, is brilliant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you like cosplay yourself, you’ll love Cosplay.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you’re an entrepreneur or just a dreamer, Crowd Rules may be just what you’ve been dreaming of.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    There are plenty of good subplots and plenty of eye candy, too, all in blue.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It's actually more interesting than you might have thought. [21 Jan 2005]
    • New York Post
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The Bridge is, overall, a good show with some great performances--including Ted Levine as Lt. Wade, who’s a show stopper.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    What this well-written series does not need is a character [Louise Ellison (Jennifer Ferrin), a NYC reporter] whose only job seems to be moving the story along with expository dialogue in the guise of interviews.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    TNT is right to bring back the format--well done whodunits.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Perfect, mindless, summer fun.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    A flat-out good show.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    While every single actor is perfect and perfectly funny in his role, every time Richardson opens his mouth, I nearly spit my Weight Watchers fat-free snack food all over my desk. The guy is brilliant.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The charming, fun series of books has become a charming, fun TV series (seven episodes in all) on HBO, starring Grammy-winner Jill Scott as the books' No. 1 protagonist/heroine, Precious Ramotswe
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Most of Weed Country is quite good, but when it comes to Mike Boutin, the producers made the bad decision to make it all more dramatic than it actually is.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lucas the PI (Michael Weston) is such a good addition, I really hope he stays....For my money, Lucas' chemistry with House is better than Wilson's--and it's definitely not as weirdly closeted.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Think Jack Bauer with excellent grooming. Or in Jack's case, with any grooming [in] Fox's entertaining new all-action-all-the-time series.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Aside from learning that paddle-whacking still exists, the rest of the show is as dull and dimwitted as the students.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    They've ended up pitting a dozen very creative people against one another in a very tired format.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Given that, let me also say that virtual sets don't make up for virtual plots. Not that Sanctuary doesn't have its moments, and those moments might prove to be fast and furious after tonight's two-hour premiere when the show goes to a more manageable one-hour format.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Sure, Haven is fun. But I get the feeling that I'm suffering from the same attack of "been there/done that" as the lithe and lovely agent.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    I'm happy to report that this season, there's More Blood! More Torture! More Killing! and More Intrigue! than last season.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The acting is quite good, despite the fact that everyone is the same age, not particularly interesting, or even odd, and are all startlingly good-looking. The writing is good, if you can get past some cheesy dialogue.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The show is so slow-moving that you may find yourself fighting vainly the old ennui.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Life Is But A Dream is a vanity project that could have been a helluva film--if she had given up control and let the story tell itself.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Shepherd is the star, and she does a good job of, er, Shepherding the show and making her character very likeable and accessable. I only wish the women characters were deliberately funny, instead of being accidentally funny from being stupid.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    All in all, brainless fun.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    If you've never had an in terested suitor impose the Big Gesture on you, then ABC's revival of the 1990s dramedy Cupid is so not up your alley that you may as well live on Mt. Olympus. And that just happens to be where Cupid (Bobby Cannavale) comes from in this sweet, not-horrible show.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The supporting cast, Kate's British co-worker at the bar, BJ ("Do you know what BJ means in my country?") played by Lucy Punch, and Ben's best friend Tommy (Echo Kellum), are the glue that holds this bro and sister together. Or at least this show together.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Interesting premise, good acting, some very crisp dialogue - but there's still a way to grow.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It’s all OK, but the problem is that there still isn’t anyone to really care much about.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    "Windfall" is not the greatest show to hit the summer circuit, but not the worst either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Izzard and Driver are so good that you may be able to overlook a lot - like a plot to believe in.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The Glades isn't bad, it just feels older than a swamp gator--and as hungry as one for some fresh meat.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Oddly - and maybe miraculously - Tarzan doesn't go bad. In fact, it's pretty good, and it beats the hell out most of the junk being paraded in front of us this season ("Karen Sisco" excepted, of course!)
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The action is fast and sometimes even compelling, if not entirely believable - or even a little believable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Don't get me wrong, there are some good laughs here, but there's also the threat that 30 Rock could easily turn into that thing the writers relentlessly make fun of--TV shows and stars that are too smug, too smart and too out-of-touch for their own good.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    This isn't ground-breaking TV, but if you're looking for a few good laughs and a lot of action without the commitment of marriage, Common Law the way to go.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    If yet one more cop show about the brash young rookie and the older, tired guy thisclose to retirement is enough to make you go completely insane and start watching, say, “Smash” or something equally upsetting, then for sure you want to stay away from Golden Boy. However, if you love cop shows that aren’t really procedurals so much as stories about the internal politicking of the NYPD, than maybe Golden Boy is just what you’re looking for.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It is trashy fun as Spartacus, who is not really that interested in overthrowing oppressive Roman rule right now as he is in getting his sexed-up wife back, fights his way up gladiator rankings and out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Caged isn't a knockout, but you won't feel sucker punched because, unlike other reality shows, the cast hasn't taken a dive and faked the action for the sake of created "drama."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Yes, there's enough here to keep you tuning in. Just don't reach for the stars. They're out to lunch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Some of this show is funny, but you may want to put paper down on your couch to keep you from catching an STD.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It ain’t Hitchcock, but it ain’t bad. Too bad it ain’t new.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    And that's the problem. Is it horror or just horrible? Is it scary or just bloody?
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The show is a string of one-liners occasionally punctuated by women in underwear (one even strips on the stand in court). The lines, if taken by themselves, are pretty funny. But, in the context of what this show is attempting to do, it's not as funny as it could be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The scenes are always gritty and often very violent, which makes great TV. However, the dialogue? Whew. I mean, seriously? "She is waiting for you with breath bated!"
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    There are things to love about it - two of them to be precise: Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Somebody should kiss a frog or something to break the evil spell and let this show be as much fun as it should be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    If you will miss Spartacus when it ends--and you like your history with a big dose of campy fun--this one’s for you, Shield Maiden.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Taken from a British series (although there is enough cribbing off American shows to make it seem all too familiar), this less-than-compelling knock-off follows Hood, who like House makes house calls--or in this case, crime calls.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The series--a replacement of sorts for "Life On Mars" as the strange, spiritually-infused cop show--definitely has its moments, and they aren't as few and far between as I'd imagined.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Huge egos, big tempers, blood feuds and bling.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    All three actresses deserve better dialogue than they are given. But the clothes? They speak volumes.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Unlike "Baywatch," it's not as bad as it sounds -- or as good -- depending on your opinion of beach dramas built largely around boobs and biceps.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    I don't know why Tracey Ullman's State of the Union isn't funny. Maybe it's just that the whole thing comes across as too jaded, or maybe impersonating and skewering people also requires that the comic walk the fine line between funny and cruel. And honestly, cruel stops well short of knee-slapper.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Hotel Hell is as much fun as the others [shows], even if the formula has been used so many times, you're ready for a new dish.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Normally, this should be as much fun as pulling out your own fingernails, but the cast for the most part makes it tolerable and fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The remake of the classic cop series is pretty good--although there are so many explosions, you'd think the volcanoes were all acting up.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    10 Things is silly, mindless fun and the actors are all terrific in that silly, mindless fun way that Disney teens tend to be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Too bad the premise doesn't feel real.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    He’s not a slick reality-show host nor a serious PBS egghead. But I’m not sure that I would watch more. He says he’s not here to convince us of anything, which is good, but that might mean that all episodes end up where they started.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It's written like a dopey daytime soap, it basically makes no sense, but it sure is silly good fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Terrific special effects (except for the giant supermodel in the sky), good action, good acting, and, if they let them, the Visitors could probably put on a helluva good runway show, too!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The makeover has helped morph the series from unwatchable and unfunny into a witty sitcom about people who are desperate not to turn into TV sitcom parents.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Clearly they've studied both movies and can mimic the moves, but they just don't hear the music.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It ain’t brain surgery and nobody’s going to win any Emmys, but that’s not why fans watch Hallmark.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    If you want exploitation, The Houstons: On Our Own sinks to a new level when the whole family-including elderly matriarch Cissy Houston-visits Whitney's grave site for the first time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    [Final Witness is] a very good true-crime show. But that voice-from-beyond narrator is just so very wrong.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It's a good kid show, but frankly, as an adult I'll lose interest faster than it took these kids to make gourmet biscuits and grits.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    When the show returns Sunday night, it's all business and not much pleasure for the Henrickson clan--and, in some ways, for us viewers, as well.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    If you're a fan of "Russian Dolls," you may enjoy taking a walk on the not-wild side with these all-American Muslims.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    This lukewarm hybrid should have been much better than it is.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Capture is enjoyable in a “Hunger Games” sort of way--although instead of losers getting killed, they get thrown off.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The Beast is weighted down by a concept that was already tired when Moses was a teenager -wizened, jaded rogue cop teaches rookie the ways of the streets and blah, blah, blah. But Swayze brings to the role, as Rourke did in "The Wrestler," the kind of seriousness that only real-life suffering can impart.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Not that this family of five adult sons, along with matriarch, Tina, and patriarch, Bobby Sr., aren't fascinating. They are. I just don't know if I want to live with them and all their unnecessary drama.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Yes, it is all kind of dopey and has that "been there/ done that" feel. But Fillion is so right for the part and carries the show so well that he makes the show more fun than it deserves for an otherwise by-the-book procedural.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Think "The Apprentice" meets "Extreme Home Makeover" and you've got the heartwarming Oprah's Big Give. All shows together equal more Sunday-night tears than a feelgood Lifetime movie marathon.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    While the show can be quite interesting and even compelling--you will hear some very smart women say some very smart things--there is something very wrong here. de Cadenet confesses to being married at 16...she was 19.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Alphas is fun, sure, but it has a "been there, done that" feel.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    As soapy, sappy, Christmas adaptations go, this one's pretty good - until it totally falls apart at the end with the most preposterous finale imaginable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The series somehow still lacks tension as the narcs go from one bust to the next interrogating perps who all say the same thing: "I don't know anything."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The silly, very romantic movie pretends to tell the whole truth about the meeting, mating, splitting and reconnecting of Kate and William.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The show is not as good as Woods makes it, but not as bad as some of the new shows.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    This new series [is] often very good and just as often very dull.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Siberia can be pretty annoying with the shaky single-camera and fake reality premise and all--but then it picks up in the last ten minutes when things go horribly wrong and the best character in the bunch gets killed off.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Suspend disbelief and you’ll have fun, but believe and you’re in trouble.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    When Vinny is one-on-one with his guests, as he says at the opening, he isn’t Jay Leno. But he is pretty funny.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    "E-Ring" is sometimes kind of silly, sometimes tightly drawn, and sometimes it's fun.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Combine[s] the tension of the boardroom in "The Apprentice," the machinations of "Survivor," the tears of a Dr. Phil cry-athon, and the tonnage of a Weight Watchers meeting. [20 Oct 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The chemistry between Winchester and Chirisa is great and very believeable, which goes to the acting ability of both men. It's not easy to make relationships seem real in this out-there fantasy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    For reasons too obvious to bother with, NBC managed to take a really terrific and fun premiere and somehow let it morph over the following episodes into just another take-it-or-leave-it show.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It seems to have been boiled down to its simplest ingredients.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    You don't have to be nuts to love Mental, which is a kind of schizophrenic "House"--but you do have to be willing to suspend disbelief to the point of, well, insanity.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    What I like about this series is that it is anti-slick and anti-pretty.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The thing that does give this show its grounding is the acting. Dancy is a perfect, tortured soul; Fishburne is everyman with a brain; and Mads Mikkelsen is perfectly named. What is lacking, though, is any respite from the darkness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It remains to be seen if Underemployed will have time to spread its dramatic wings and shake off its ham-fisted preachiness--but it's off to a promising, if predictable, start.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    [An] absolutely laugh-out-loud-till-you-squirt-beer-from-your-nose [show].
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    A show with a promising premise that could be a winner.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Pushing Daisies is fanciful and fun, but sometimes pushes the daisies too hard.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Despite being loving and sweet, the documentary feels four decades too late and a million dollars short if Cher was really serious about why she made this movie--to help Holt achieve her life-long dream of a singing career.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    There's never a light moment to let you reflect on the violence that you've just witnessed, which brings "Brotherhood" back to the level of every not-great gangster flick that's ever been.

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