For 615 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 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Linda Stasi's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Friday Night Lights: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 7 Days of Sex: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 615
615 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    With funnier material, they [the actors] could really make this thing work.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Granted, the acting in this two-man play is brilliant, but the film itself is strictly for master thespians on the loose--and people who are desperate to get into restaurants that won't take their reservations.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    There's something secretly skeevy about self-made, self- promoting millionaires being given an hour-long, personal infomercial for doing what should be done in private--giving money to charity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    On the triumphant side, Sarah strips her psyche raw and lets us inside the mind, the heart and the life of the broke and broken princess who must find herself or die, she says right off. [...] OK, Fergie has legitimate issues. And now, she's dead broke, as well. So, she brings in "the world's greatest experts" to save her. And who are these experts? Why, Oprah's all-stars, Dr. Phil and Suze Orman, of course! Let the failure portion of the show begin!
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Keep the money and run like hell if you're tired of reality shows that border on surreality.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Not the greatest dinosaur, er Discovery, but it's a respite from the endless 9/11 coverage that will dominate next week's fare.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Problem is both series [2 Broke Girls and Whitney] are hit-you-over-the-head until you laugh or else.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The only fun comes from Pressly and Finneran, who are so likeable they almost overcome the overwrought action.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Think "Kitchen Nightmares" for dysfunctional relatives with the relationship experts coming in and making things work better in two minutes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    There are elements on night one that actually are pretty darned scary. Too bad there's a night two.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    What's mostly wrong with this new series is that it doesn't know who in God's name it is.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's Paris Hilton's "The Simple Life" but with a real simpleton at the helm.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    666 Park Avenue [is] ABC's not-scary rip-off of "Rosemary's Baby."
    • 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
    [A] very silly mid-season drama.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It’s just a big billboard spotted with interesting advice tidbits and, of course, tears.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Problem with Freak Show is once you meet the performers, and they have the obligatory let’s-get-acquainted party (what is this, “The Real Housewolves of Venice Beach?”), you’re already over the shock.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    More focus on their day jobs and less “Moonlighting” by the producers is needed here.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    A bad morph-job of "Seinfeld" and "Friends" but without the simplicity of the first, the chemistry of the second or the brilliance, timing, and writing of either.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    Moonlight, unfortunately, doesn't trust its audience and so falls to exposition via a fake talk-show interview at the beginning, and then throughout with dialogue dully delivered by Internet investigative reporter Beth Turner (Sophia Myles).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    HBO's new series from death-obsessed Alan Ball, creator of the legendary "Six Feet Under," whose new show True Blood, won't so much make your blood run cold as it will leave you cold.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    The second episode is 30 percent better than the first. Maybe by episode six, it will actually be watchable.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    The real-life Village locale (in Nambia) is fascinating and McKellen is great, as always--but Caviezel and the rest just grimace a lot and make you want to get-the-hell outta town.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    In place of dialogue, we get one-liners.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    The show, yet another "reality" show starring a bunch of rich people who supposedly spend all their time together, partying, fake arguing and creating drama out of nothing, is so dull, it makes "Russian Dolls" look exciting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    The fact the mystery is pretty much laid out like a coma patient from the beginning, ruins whatever suspense you might otherwise have built up.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    They tried for the tried and true, hoping they'd get "The Sopranos" meets "Grey's Anatomy" while filling the hole "House" left in the schedule. And, like a camel, they ended up with an animal made by committee.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    If Freddy Krueger married Regan from "The Exorcist," and they moved to "Shutter Island" with "Agnes of God" on "Friday the 13th," they'd all end up in this Asylum.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    A new, trite and pretty awful scripted formulaic cop show.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 37 Linda Stasi
    What's good here is the acting, and some of the story lines (the model who thinks she's not perfect enough, for example). But they are overshadowed by over-the-top gory surgeries and preposterous situations...It's like "Miami Vice" - with a huge number of close-ups and a lot of ceiling fan action - but it's a lot bloodier. But hey - next time I want to see a butt reduction or an exploding, fat-spewing lipo-scution tube, I know just where to turn.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    It never rises above the mediocre level, although it certainly sinks below it occasionally. [3 Jan 2005]
    • New York Post
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    "Kings" is a self-conscious attempt to reel in the 20- to 30-something male demographic that TV is so desperate to capture. But, unfortunately, it isn't edgy, especially funny or believable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Vulgar and incomprehensibly unfunny, "Sons & Daughters" is a clear attempt to be a hip hybrid of "Arrested Development," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Office." Instead, it's just a mostly superb cast being thrown to the wolves with ugly dialogue.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    "'Til Death's" Garrett, the man who made Jackie Gleason look like a disgusting manic-depressive jerk in that awful CBS movie, seems to be bringing the same unpleasant character to his first leading-man role in a sitcom.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    The acting is OK, but not so OK that you can overlook their model-good-looks. I mean, no town can be that full of perfect specimens. But you would have thought Hollywood couldn't be so full of bad writers either.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    A line-for-line ripoff of Bravo's not-terribly successful "The Real Housewives of Orange County."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    The whole thing's about as enjoyable as getting stuck in a stalled subway car full of mimes.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    One of the silliest shows to rear its dopey head this year.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Even rousing viewers to stay awake would be a big accomplishment.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    It's a nasty piece of work filled with underage sex, vulgar, hateful kids and references to young girls that are flat-out ugly and disrespectful.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    With jokes so bad, they make Carrot Top look funny, it's a tough haul for all--all around.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Matt produces two products in surplus amounts: cheese and corn. And I'm not talking by-products of animal husbandry.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    The series from Academy Award-winning "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody and Steven Spielberg smacks of smugness and self-congratulatory cleverness.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    NBC's unfunny adaptation of the wildly funny Australian sitcom, is arguably the worst idea for an import from the Land Down Under since Vegemite.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Not to put too fine a point on it, but you'd need rocks in your head to really love Game Show In My Head.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    This series is a disturbingly unfunny bit of fluff that nonetheless manages to hit you over the head with its heavy, leaden jokes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    OK, not every TV procedural is dumb, but Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior? Dumb is too smart a word.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    It keeps the proud tradition alive with dialogue so bad, it'll make you laugh out loud; acting so shallow, it could make a model look brainy; and actors so unbelievable, they can't even get the runway stomp right.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Daniel Henney is the new handsomest man on TV and it's a pleasure to watch him walk the halls in scrubs. But even he can't make me believe what Three Rivers is selling. For that, I'd need a brain transplant.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Hank, is one of the worst new (or old) comedies of this or many other seasons.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    CBS' new social-experiment-on-a-budget-series, is one of those occasionally interesting summer replacement series that proves once more that "real" people will do anything to get on TV.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Added to these uncomfortable, setup situations are some others that simply defy explanation.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Breakout Kings is not only dumb and mind-numbingly silly, but what makes it all-the-more terrible is that all this silliness has been stolen from other mind-numbingly-silly shows.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Enter Bravo's new attempt at catching the "Bachelor Pad" phenomenon with Most Eligible Dallas, one of the most uneventful reality shows ever mounted.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    For once--despite all the editing that went into making Kim the breakaway bride look like the slighted one--they will be exposed as the phony kreeps they are. And Humphries? He ends up looking like the dumbest schmo to ever appear on reality TV--and that's saying a lot!
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Rob is a slapstick shtick-fest that strains to be "Modern Family," but isn't even close.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Clint's wife and daughters star in E!'s newest and really horrible reality bore, Mrs. Eastwood & Company.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    There is no moral or morals to this insanity. GTL is DOA
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Jewel’s renditions of the country classics is brilliant--and almost makes the movie worth watching. But that’s only if you record this endeavor and skip through the story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    The jokes are dismally unpleasant and vaguely depressing.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    A laugh-out-loud disaster.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    A ridiculous, cloying, condescending, wrong-headed reality show.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    There is a point to this mess, but what it is, I can't say.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    A loser it is. Shatner's quips in real life are better and more outrageous than anything Halpern's father or Halpern himself (who exec-produces this bomb) ever came up with. Hearing Shatner deliver them just points that out.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    TWENTY-three million people tuned in Monday night to see My Big Fat Greek Life, expecting, no doubt, to see a new version of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Instead, we were dished up lukewarm leftovers that were about as funny as a big fat pan of spoiled spanikopita.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Sheesh! This show's about as real as Pamela Anderson's second set of breasts. [8 Oct 2000, p.107]
    • New York Post
    • 69 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    While everything on the original "CSI" works - the concept, the actors, the script, the direction, the characters - nothing (did I mention nothing?) works on "CSI: Miami." [23 Sep 2002]
    • New York Post
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways: You are degrading, debasing, desperate, depressing, dull, and dopey...You are a show so ill-conceived and so demeaning to women that you make Howard Stern look like a feminist. [25 Mar 2002, p.75]
    • New York Post
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    If you last through 20 minutes of "Twenty Good Years," NBC's new sit-no-com, you are either a saint, a madman or in a tragic and irreversible coma.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    This silly excuse for a show is made up of a great-looking ensemble in the most blatant teen-sexuality show in broadcast history.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Everyone involved in creating this show should be forced to immediately seek other forms of employment. This business is not - repeat, not - for you.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    This "women's" show is such an embarrassing mess, it makes me ashamed to be a woman.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Carpoolers tanks like the Titanic.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    "The Real Wedding Crashers" is about as much fun as going to your Uncle Fred's fifth wedding to a fat phone sex operator. In other words, a wedding you don't have to attend.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    I apologize to all the Flash Gordon fans around the world. I know I had nothing to do with this series , but it's so horrible I somehow feel responsible - just by watching it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    One of the worst new shows of the week.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    It's a horrifyingly embarrassing low-rent dating show in which a 40-year-old woman must choose one young cheeseball from among a batch of 20 spoiled curds.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    The truly terrible, Lock 'N Load, a six-parter debuting tonight on Showtime, is possibly the worst-taste reality series since "The Littlest Groom"--and it took some serious doing on the part of Showtime to manage that.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    NBC's idiotic drama, Outlaw, is so bad it should be listed as a Class A felony.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    The premiere, which was written by and stars "Friends'" Matthew Perry, has a premise that's full of possibility but a delivery that never arrives.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    After watching a bunch of real-life gigolo slimeballs have full-on sex with pathetic women who pay them, I needed to shower between episodes.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    It's not only not funny, but it's also not original.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Awkward and so creepy it's positively nauseating. And that's without them ever even showing the sex.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Once again, we have the same personalities you've seen endless times before on cooking and competition shows.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    It's a show which focuses on a bunch of pretty, white young entrepreneurs with a sense of entitlement that is actually so revolting--especially in this day of mourning and sadness--that you might want to throw your TV set through a window.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    The whole setup is insulting.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    What’s the excuse for airing this thing? There’s not a funny word in it.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Mother Theresa's life had more laughs than this phony bore. [24 Sept 2002, p.75]
    • New York Post