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 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Linda Stasi's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Boston Med: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Camp: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 616
616 tv reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Not so happily, "Happy Town," is even more clichéd -- like "Scream."... [But] after you sit through a few episodes, it does get better, and the first-rate cast is a pleasure to watch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    While Swank and Blethyn make everything they’re in more remarkable for their presence, the movie plays more like a based-on-fact Lifetime flick than an HBO work of fiction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The premise is at least interesting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The funniest thing about the show is that people think he's legit in every single persona. I personally couldn't believe that Edwin Meese, former Attorney General Dick Thornberg or General Brent Scowcroft would be idiotic enough to be lured into a formal interview with a guy in a giant yellow track suit. [20 Feb 2003, p.112]
    • New York Post
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Since I myself am a sucker for a true-crime cheesefest, I was loving this movie until I was rudely reminded by my friend Denise that, "This is neither good sleaze nor serious true crime! It's half a satire, and half a true crime movie!"
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Gummer's a good actress in a mediocre sitcom; one that skirts the line between grown-up series and one that will appeal to The CW's young-girl demographic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    See, despite the fact that Lights Out has every one of these boxing cliches in spades, it also has that thing that makes all great boxing flicks memorable: great acting and characters you pull for despite the fact that you know you're being manipulated.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Much of this is tediously drawn out, with crazy fly-overs between Biblical Chapters that may make you think it’s “Survivor: Holy Lands,” which, of course, it is.... Things really pick up when Jesus shows up.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Chiklis chews scenery--in a good, very good way--and Quaid is terrific, but both deserve far better than what they're given here.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Fox's newest buddy series relies too much on the '70's-style moustache of detective Dan Stark (Bradley Whitford) and too little on the chemistry he has (or doesn't) with his partner, Jack Bailey (Colin Hanks). Not that this is a bad thing, since the moustache is a better character than either of the above.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Linda Stasi
    The actors are all very good, particularly Moreno and Valentine Rodriquez who plays his pal, Ernie...It's not there yet - not by a long shot - but it's got potential. Chances are good that the producers will work it out. [27 Mar 2002, p.72]
    • New York Post
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    There are twists and turns a-plenty, and Bacon and Purefoy are so good they make up for the silliness - if not the gratuitous gore.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    A new syndicated series that is like the illegitimate love child of "Lord of the Rings" and a weekend role player.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's all dopey--and as believable as a telepathic paramedic, a supermodel detective and a partner who doesn't notice he's riding around with a psychic.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It plays like a desperate attempt to recreate all the wonder of “Downton Abbey”--but with no characters to care about.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's a good thing reality TV has nothing to do with real life.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Gunn is fine in limited doses. I like him better as a design guru than the closet king.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The premise is fun, but if this is CBS' attempt at "Lost," then they are, if not totally lost, certainly in need of a map. And a new writer. Some of the dialogue is laugh-out-loud bad.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The band is gold as far as kiddie parties go, but more like copper on the after-dark circuit. The same can be said for the concept vs. the execution here.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The series isn't bad. It just isn't all that good.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The scariest thing about American Horror Story, the highly anticipated FX series from the guys who brought you "Glee" and "Nip/Tuck," is that almost everything in the entire show has been cribbed (or crypt-ed, in this case) from every other American horror story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    What is this, 1961? Who portrays women as non-productive mooches, hellbent on doing nothing besides living off their hard-working husbands and sleeping with the help? [30 Sep 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Season 2 is more of less than we've come to expect.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This one gets catergorized as both yuck and yikes TV. Not for the weak of stomach or pure of heart.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The actors are great, but the show isn't.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The acting isn't great, some of the hundreds of subplots aren't bad, but this ain't "Mad Men" and Cibrian and Heard are no Jon Hamm and January Jones despite their desperate attempt to be.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This show could use some brain surgery itself.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Its two stars, Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, who make this show bearable. With different casting, this show would be as flat as the pancakes they serve up in the Brooklyn diner where they work.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The acting's good and the actors are good-looking. But, really, wouldn't you expect something more cohesive from the folks who brought you "American Beauty?"
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    For fans, it's a bloody good start. For everyone else, there's always "CSI: New York" -- where you get the blood without the guts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This would be hilarious, except that political talk TV has become such a parody of itself that watching them is more than enough comedy for anybody.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's Paris Hilton's "The Simple Life" but with a real simpleton at the helm.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    All in all, even with an accomplished actor like Hutton, there's nothing special to set Leverage apart from other cookie-cutter dramas of this ilk.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    If you love Fran Drescher, and just the sound of her voice sends you into peals of laughter, happily settle in to enjoy her divorce. If, however, her voice makes your inner dog howl, run like your rear is on fire.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    [A] very silly mid-season drama.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    After a few minutes, it becomes clear that this is yet another formulaic cop drama off the "Lethal Weapon" template.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The characters are likeable enough so that you might even grow to care about them--and the show--in this arid writers' strike environment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The plot is clever and there's a nice twist at the end, but the actors haven't found a rhythm, nor have they developed any chemistry.
    • New York Post
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The plot leaves something to be desired, but make no mistake, what is very good about "The Closer" is the charismatic Sedgwick. [11 Jun 2005]
    • New York Post
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    On the up side, some of the one-liners are quite funny. On the downside, a lot of the show just doesn't work no matter how hard Mohr works it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The series has great potential, and frankly I can't tell you why it doesn't ever quite reach it - other than it somehow lacks, er, magic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The format is what carries the day.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    If "Survivor" and "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" had a love child, it would be called "Sarah Palin's Alaska.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    There are elements on night one that actually are pretty darned scary. Too bad there's a night two.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Wake me when it's over - please.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    In its favor, Parks doesn't have a laugh track. On the minus side, it doesn't get many laughs.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The person who steals every scene is Brett Butler as the sister-in-law.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Good watching for fans of those campy, old Sci Fi original monster movies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Strangely enough, the only scenes that aren't so dark that you need night-vision goggles to watch, are the ones with the naked ladies. Then, suddenly the lights are finally working properly. Still, there's something compelling about it all--maybe it's the era, or the clothes, or the hint that this could be something terrific.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Problem is in 1600 Penn they are shooting for "Animal House" in the White House but too often end up with nobody home.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Problem is both series [2 Broke Girls and Whitney] are hit-you-over-the-head until you laugh or else.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Terrific cast, some fun, but overall the writing is often as dead as Walter.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The best part of this show is the acting, which is generally excellent - particularly that of Hugh Dillon as Ed Lane, the conscience-riddled sharpshooter. Too bad the writing isn't as on-target as Lane's high-powered automatic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The scripts are nearly line-for-line copies of the Brit version. But the scenes are over the top, the kids are too good-looking and seem to have spent too much time at acting camp.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    666 Park Avenue [is] ABC's not-scary rip-off of "Rosemary's Baby."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Since the show stars all these great TV actors... the show sustains some laughs that it wouldn't otherwise be able to wring out of bad material.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    While some of the "finds" the security officers uncover at border crossings tonight at the Los Angeles International Airport, at the Blaine, Wash./Canada border, at the US/Mexican border and while patrolling the desert outside Tucson, are interesting, most are not.

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