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 Monk: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Ed: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 616
616 tv reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Oh, no--can it really be an other sitcom about a grown son moving back home after failing big time in the big city? Yes. But not, "oh, no."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    While they’re hardly the “Jersey Shore” in suspenders, the people of Breaking Amish: Brave New World might be brave--but coming to the “new world” doesn’t mean they’ve become new people.
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    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Impractical Jokers [could] possibly the funniest, most ridiculous show I've seen in years.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Happy Endings, which sounds like the special at a cheap massage parlor, is so funny I heard a noise I haven't heard in a very long time while watching a sitcom: the sound of me yelping so loudly it could frighten dogs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    I like the locale a lot. Heading up the forensics team is Gil Grissom (William Petersen), who is appealing mostly because, like James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, he doesn't look like he belongs on TV. [6 Oct 2000, p.117]
    • New York Post
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    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Parenthood works because the show has kept up with the times. Drugs, sex and unemployment are enough to make it all seem real.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The guy who brought you "Alias," "Fringe," and the not-so-successful but interesting "Dollhouse," so, of course, the expectations are high. No, Undercovers isn't as good as those shows, but it is still a lot of fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The New Normal finds its game when it's funny without trying so hard and sweet when it should be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The new Dallas is more ridiculous, campier, more preposterous and so totally over the top that it's skirting insanity. And those are only a few of the reasons to love this show.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    All in all, it's a good show. The problem, however, is the retreaded storyline.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The acting for the most part, is first rate....Too bad the writing isn't better.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Once you get past the reality-TV grabbers, you realize that while there is some of that, more importantly there's a lot of Miller. It is great to watch her work.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Is this a Guantanamo allegory or is it just more freaking aliens who look human but really have insect heads under their masks? I'd like to sum it all up for you here, but, like "Lost," this is a series that is going to take some time to figure out.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Think "The French Connection" meets "Alias" with a big helping of Taylor Lautner's "Abduction."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Somehow the show ... works despite the unpersonality of supermodel Heidi Klum, whose delivery is flatter than Kate Moss' chest. ... But it's not about the host ... What makes "Project Runway" a winner is the contestants themselves. They have just the right mix of humility, arrogance, talent, lack of it, need, greed, drive and creativity to make their quests riveting. [30 Nov 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    I know the whole thing sounds been-there-done-that dopey, but Wahlberg and Selleck are so charismatic that somehow, in their hand(cuffs), it all seems almost new. Yes, it's worth the watch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    [A] very witty, sometimes brilliantly insightful hybrid sitcom.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Not that the show will be everyone's English cup of tea, but there are enough "A" list Hollywood stars (making fun of themselves) each week to bring in even the most easily offended, but curious, viewers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The action is pretty non-stop, the stars terrific and, if you're willing to do the work to follow the complicated plot, the show can be lots of fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The stunts (or whatever they're called) Brown performs, especially on tough, cynical New Yorkers, are hilarious and astounding.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Get past the first hour and you've got a helluva good tale.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Unlike the other phony "Housewives," when these L-women party, it's for real. The dialogue is gritty, funny and real.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Riveting and revealing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Its newest show, Samurai Girl, is an action-packed, three-night martial arts miniseries that introduces girls to the world of Asian action flicks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Every character is dead on - no exaggerations, no caricatures.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you are female and under the age of 28, you may really relate to these women and their struggles. If you're over that age, you should hang in until episode three when the series takes off in a great way.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The premise--and it's a good one--is a singing contest "American Idol"-style, for young singers to compete for the grand prize of a recurring role in a seven-episode arc of "Glee." And it's not some fake promo for the show with people who really have nothing to do with the show.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of good stuff, although much is forced.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It helps to be a fan of Christopher Guest--the genius mockumentarian responsible for movies like “Best in Show” and “Waiting for Guffman”--if you’re going to love his new HBO series, Family Tree.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of action, lots of shoot-'em-ups and lots of big explosions that don't kill anybody. It's also lots of fun.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    This series-in-a-series is an innovative and creative way to make TV, which I love. What would I have loved even more? A scripted series about a scary, charismatic cult leader.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    What does work without a doubt, however, is the chemistry among Spears, Lovato and Simon Cowell. Unfortunately, gentlemanly L.A. Reid, who carried the show last year, seemed to be as out of sync with the rest of the crew.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Bad taste meets good writing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    What I like about this show as opposed to the other earlier versions is that it's not simply one male or female picking from a lineup of the desperate like a slave auction. Here, the 19 insanely good-looking, mentally unstable, scantily clad, all-white (by the way) losers compete against one another.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The Firm is a modern, old-fashioned lawyer show--and that's a good thing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    I can't help but get an enormous kick from Bravo's new series, The Fashion Show, which is, ironically enough, a line-for-line knockoff of "Project Runway," the hit show that was sold from under them to Lifetime.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    While it sounds old hat, the who, what, when, where, why and how of this police procedural doesn't go the usual-suspects route. This show really keeps you guessing. And the soundtrack, by blues singer Keb'Mo, will keep you entranced.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you are a dog person, have I got a show for you. It's like dog camp but done as a reality show, Greatest American Dog.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    I don't know what's mad about this love, but CBS's new rom-com, Mad Love at least has some laughs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Chocolate News" is funny like Chappelle, edgy like "In Living Color" and smart like "The Daily Show," but without the smugness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Davis... is very good.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of good action and lots of fun to boot.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It's fascinating to watch the perps go from the initial traffic stop to the jail to facing the judge to facing real jail time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    "Broken Trail" is a Western in the old-fashioned vein - one that keeps the action moving, but along an even, and sometimes verrry slow trail.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Bizarrely complicated and intriguing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you're a purist James M. Cain fan, this is the miniseries for you. The intricacies of the story are laid out like a delicious Mildred chicken buffet. But, if you adore the original zippy, wise-cracking crime story with ankle-straps, order up Netflix instead.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The dialogue is actually pretty darned good and kind of inside funny.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Now that that ship has left the dock, they're back with a tremendously interesting new concept. This time it's The Apprentice for a bad economy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    One reason it all works is the quality behind the concept.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Sure, I'm in, but I'm not quite a hostage to the show - not yet, anyway.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Somehow the formula still works.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It's all much better than it sounds, and more importantly, like "Strike Back," is written better than you'd expect.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The movie, for true-crime fans, is a terrific retelling of the case.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Of Two Minds doesn't pander to its audience, and tries earnestly to give us a sense of what it is like to deal with a very real affliction.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    This one should break the "Seinfeld" curse. It smells like a winner and only gets funnier each week.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    To love the series, it helps to be exactly Spike TV's target market - a young guy who, when he can't be out drinking beer and throwing up with his friends, loves nothing more than to sit in front of a giant-screen TV doing all of the above.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The authentic New York locales and voices really make this new half-hour dramedy fly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Dopey? Yes. But the action scenes are terrifically exciting and very well done, and Hawke does his damndest to survive the overacting of Hurt and the underacting of Cox, who is so wooden he should be the one hobbling around on that wooden stump.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Since there will be back-to-back shows tonight, the premiere episode, "Rebirth," starts where the last DVD left off. It's not as good as the second episode, so be sure to stay tuned.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    While it’s all too pat, offering instant fixes, there’s still enough here to keep you watching.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Raymonde and Soffer are so good they deserve Emmy noms.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of fun--and I for one am thrilled to see a show in which most of the characters don't look like they took time off from modeling to act.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The animated version of Napoleon Dynamite is almost as funny as a cartoon version as it was in the flesh.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Eight episodes or not, don't count this show dead before it's born.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Yes, boys and boys, Entourage gets better and more polished each season.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The locales are great, the plots are interesting and the acting for the most part is good--although they should have cast actors who don't look like lingerie models.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Aside from the gratuitous sexual stuff, Awkward is a really good, funny, fun show.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The season's first episode is pretty damned riveting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The series, written by Price and produced by Robert DeNiro, has NYC cred, and it, like its characters, grows with each episode.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Dogs in the City is perfect summer fluff for city dog owners.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The Life & Times of Tim, their new, offbeat, animated series, is one that works like crazy--and no, it doesn't hurt to be crazy to love this show.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    There are so many things in this movie that are just so damned juicy that it is sure is more fun to watch than the exploits of today's orchestrated star pairings.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Once "Brothers & Sisters" gets started, it works, and it works well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you loved Spielberg's "Terra Nova," you'll love Revolution.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    OK, so I admit it, the premiere isn't all that funny, but the second episode is hilarious.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Weirdly enough, every one of tonight's wannabe photos looks better than any photo of any of those pretty-but-average giantesses who "cycled" through Tyra Land before.... The most interesting women are the most trouble, of course.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    I've seen three episodes, can't wait to see the fourth even though I am still as confused as hell (or maybe that's heaven) by everything but the incredible production values and acting. [11 Sep 2003]
    • New York Post
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The show is slick and funny and a lotta fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Maybe it's not as great as "Lost," but then again, it could be awfully close.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It’s interesting, weird, enjoyable and not like anything you’ve ever seen on TV before.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    While everyone is terrific, Tierney brought it to another level. Graham's Sarah is more frenetic than the low-key Tierney's version, but kudos to Graham for stepping in and making Sarah her own. Solid stuff all around.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It's heartwarming, it's sweet, and it's just the ticket if you, too, happen to be a 10-year-old girl or the parents of one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Wood's puppy-dog eyes and Gann's crazy dog persona--or is that dogsona?--are a few things that make Wilfred watchable, in an existential-Johnny Depp-meets-"Monty Python" kind of way, that is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Either you'll laugh out loud, knowing that Davis helped create this, or call for Gervais' head--probably in a garbage pail.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Yes, it feels like the illegitimate child of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," and "Deal Or No Deal," but I'll bet you a million bucks, viewers will go for it anyway.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you are a serious-minded man (or woman) who loves mob lore, you’ll be all over this like a really bad smell.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It is so over the top--in such a fantastically bad-taste way--and so out-there crazy, that tonight's episode (at least) is every bit as good as those old soaps.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The show is a lot of fun. Like playing dress-up when you were a kid--and about as realistic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Yes, the show is intriguing, and it's great to have Sutherland back on TV. But frankly, it's awfully complicated.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The show doesn't catch fire until next week's "Echo Park" which is an echo of things past--a la Charles Manson's girls and the murder of one who has gotten out of prison. Be sure to catch it. Guest actresses Nancy Youngblut, Bonnie Root and Dale Dickey are so good, they'll renew your faith in the old franchise.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    After watching the movie, I may not have actually changed my mind about her innocence--but for the first time, I sure have doubts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The Newlyweds premiere show is pretty engaging--especially without the fake fights and forced drama.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The slightly-altered version that arrived for review more recently left me charmed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The ultimate style show is still so fascinating that I couldn’t stop watching, all the while thinking, “Why is this so good?”
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Even though Heaton is also reverting to type with the harried, jaded housewife bit, she somehow manages to get some freshness into the old girl.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Everything's been kicked up a notch, and now we know for sure that something big will finally happen. [8 Jan 2005]
    • New York Post
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    An intriguing new series.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It was a good start, but the big question remains--does America really want an hourlong, one-on-one every night?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Somehow, like the alchemists of old, Jungle Gold ends up making gold from lead.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If any lawyer ever did even a third of the things that Elizabeth Canterbury does on Canterbury's Law, the outrageous Denis Leary/Jim Serpico show that premieres tonight, she'd be disbarred in about six and a half seconds. But luckily this is TV, where lawyers-gone-wild are an always fun-to-watch staple.

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