For 611 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

  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Winner: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Blood and Oil: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 70 out of 611
611 tv reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A show that manages year after year to accomplish that rare blend of Hollywood darling and fan favorite.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The second season is as good as the first -- just different. [13 Jan 2000]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Without a doubt, Homeland is the best drama on TV right now.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Although it's been described by other critics as a cop version of "The Sopranos," I don't see it. The only similarities are the fact that the lead characters are unlikely sex symbols, and on both shows you've got a bad guy with a heart somewhere in there...So why is this still any good? Because Chiklis is so good, because the writing is very good, and the cast has actors other than great-looking Gen Xers who look like they fell out of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    To paraphrase one of the great ads from the glory days: Between love and Mad Men lies obsession.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Showtime's edgy, edge-of-your-seat series, is, bar none, the best thriller on American TV.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The acting here is first-rate, and the two adversarial cops investigating the case--Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman)--despise each other just enough to create a palatable tension. The second episode is even more provocative.... Riveting.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Each week, the series takes on a Holmes classic, updates it, turns it on its ear and leaves you breathless.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Frozen Planet [is] perhaps the single greatest accomplishment in nature TV history.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Not as much sex as you may be used to, but plenty of action, and enough complexities to keep geeks, geniuses and fans glued to the strange and wonderful world of the Seven Kingdoms all spring.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Nothing but shocker after shocker.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    I haven't the slightest idea what the heck I'm watching, but I've seen two of 'em now, and all I know is that two of 'em weren't enough. I wanted to watch a bunch more.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Verdict: guilty--of being a guilty pleasure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Yes, there is a lot to love here, but too often the bad guys are standard-issue gangsters--while the women are one dimensional, naked, needy and greedy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    What's missing here are the big laughs, despite Rock's clever narration.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The Game is worth it. Really.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Disturbing, sober and flawless.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's the possibility of unlimited complications looming that make it so insanely riveting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    "Malcolm" is kind of a "Wonder Years" for the millennium. Or maybe it's just a weird sitcom about a semi-functional family. Either way, it's funny. [6 Jan 2000]
    • 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?”
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Treme is like Cajun food--it's spicy, it's weird and it's good, but it takes a while to appreciate.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Was it worth the wait? Are you kidding me? Does London Fog make raincoats?
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 39 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    In the weeks ahead, there is a tremendous amount of not-to-be-missed drama--including the area's first face transplant.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    It's funny, it's vicious, it's politically incorrect--in other words, everything that "Community" wants to be and isn't.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    As important as those set battles scenes are to the series, they are blended beautifully with the bravery, frailties, strength and weaknesses of the actual people involved.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    This six-part series is so layered and unexpected that nothing follows a tried-and-true formula.... This is great TV.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's like watching a drag show--you know, when you're supposed to laugh because we're conditioned to laugh on cue. But in reality, it's forced, er, gaiety.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This is not to say that vapid and ruthless can't work on TV (think "Nip/Tuck"). But vapid and ruthless has to be redeemed by ridiculous and funny.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Pushing Daisies is fanciful and fun, but sometimes pushes the daisies too hard.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    An intriguing, well-done documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The talented hopefuls they pick are either so needy, driven or over-confident that you can't help but to be riveted by their plights. [7 Dec 2005]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    In an age when TV is quickly going the way of all idiots, a show like this is a gift...I watched three episodes and can't wait to see more! more! more!
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Will Big Love go out with a big bang? If the final season's opener is any indication, the answer is a big "yes."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The show's still a hoot to watch. Besides which, the actors are almost as cute as real NYC firefighters. Almost. [12 June 2007, p.97]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Riveting as ever, Battlestar Galactica proves again that sci fi doesn't have to be clap trap.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Nashville is arguably the best-written new TV series of the fall season.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A bleak, slow-moving, humorless show that is still so good that you will be angry every time an episode ends.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The series seamlessly moves between the horrors of war and the gentility of life in the show's titular 100-room manor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Fey's back to her day job tonight and 30 Rock is as funny as ever, as cynical as we hoped, and as fresh as if it were a freshman show.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's hilarious and even funnier this year than last.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Girls may not be something you ever want to see if you're not a 20-something-year-old woman living on the edge of disaster at all times. But if it is--and you are, too--you'll be happy to know that it still raw.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    This new phase takes the show from sometimes cartoonish to serious, punctuated with belly-laugh dialogue. This is thanks, in no small part, to Michael J. Fox, who is in six episodes this year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    And better, this season the vamps and the shape-shifting alcoholics find themselves with too many werewolves on their hands. And the werewolves are pretty terrifying and very vicious. Very. How can you not love that?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    As good and as riveting as the high school football-as-soap-opera show has been in the past, this season is even better.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    And that's the problem. Is it horror or just horrible? Is it scary or just bloody?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Unlike a few characters in seasons one and two whose lives I just wasn't interested in, I won't be skipping any therapy sessions this season. They are all fascinating.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    What’s right with this movie are the performances.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Maddening and exciting.
    • 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!"
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The zombies are truly scary and disgusting. The survivors are terrific characters, and the gore is enough for any lunatic to love. But no amount of love is going to make a flesh-rotting zombie as sexy as a blood-thirsty vampire.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you were worried about your favorite show's favorite character's replacement, rest assured that Fishburne's Langston is different enough to walk easily in Grissom's paper lab shoes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Combs does a great, great job--especially for someone who isn't known as an actor. And the rest of this cast glows. Don't miss it--and don't let your kids miss it either.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    What I like about this series is that it is anti-slick and anti-pretty.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The Walking Dead, the flat-out scariest, best, most unusual show to ever hit the small screen, is back, and I'm loving every sickening minute of it.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Sure, I'm in, but I'm not quite a hostage to the show - not yet, anyway.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    "Elizabeth I" soars on every level from the writing, to the directing to the acting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Poverty and pigeons, bread and circuses--and so much decadent good fun, it's positively sinful.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    If you're not a big fan of Gaga, or even if you think she's Madonna lite, this HBO concert film will make you a true believer--or a believer, at any rate.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    One of the worst new shows of the week.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Don't miss a minute of it. Finally, a reality show that delves into a world of fantasy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Less brutal than "Sons of Anarchy" or "The Shield," it's nonetheless a true male fantasy show complete with broads, bad guys, blow-ups, bullets and buckets of blood.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's every bit as good as "The Sopranos" was in its prime.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    As usual, high-voltage drama ensues, including a big tear-down when one designer is given the completely wrong measurements for the model who will wear his gown.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    This one is not for everyone. I'm just glad it's one for me. [15 Oct 2000]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's really all about shock - not that there's many places to go after you feed not one, but two corpses to animals...When that wears thin, you can always count on an insane amount of four letter words, which are used with the discretion of a 12-year-old boy who's just discovered them. Five "f" words in one sentence just sounds idiotic.
    • 80 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]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    I will tell you that Lange and Barrymore deserve Emmys as does the production, which is so authentic you can see the real silk char meuse oozing off socialite shoulders.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    If you love English mysteries, and love the old Inspector Morse, you will love young inspector Morse more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A very funny, very hip, very terrific sci-fi show.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    You'll be happy to know that at least as far as the first two episodes go (90 -minute season premiere this Sunday night), the show is better than ever--which would have seemed impossible.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    All in all, a great good time with not one single character to like. Now, that's entertainment!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The art direction, acting and incredible sets are as breathtaking as the massive scope of the series. A bit slow at first, but it's a grabber once you get into it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Don't believe the hype. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" is not the best new show of the fall season. It's a pretty darned good one, but not the best one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    I wish I hated this cheeseball show as much as I used to. But damn, if it ain't a hoot and a half.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Too bad the premise doesn't feel real.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Somehow the formula still works.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Beavis and Butt-Head's snarky remarks are still so stupid--even in a world crowded with them--that they're funny.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The stunts (or whatever they're called) Brown performs, especially on tough, cynical New Yorkers, are hilarious and astounding.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    In their own bizarre way each episode is very American, very naive and very full of hope. Oh, yeah - and a lot of laughs, too.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    I just finished watching screener episodes of Romano's new show, Men Of A Certain Age, which he created with "Everybody Loves Raymond" writer Mike Royce, and I'm blown away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Happily for you, when you see what each of those truly terrible characters is up to this year, your hair will stand on end like an FDLS lady with a sugar-water-stiffened 'do. It's so much more satisfying than a pizza and a night at the Bada Bing
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The cover songs are great and McPhee does a fine job with them, but the original tunes are very much of the overdone show-tune variety.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The producers of Work of Art have managed to take something that is never a big draw (excuse the unintentional cheesy pun), art, and have made it into something so enlightening and, yes, exciting that it's positively magical.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Happily, "Weeds" hasn't dropped a petal or missed even a beat this season.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    It's a no-holds-barred (pun intended) look at the trying life and good times of Freddie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Suspend all disbelief and relax. It ain't "Inspector Lewis," but it is stylish, good fun with dialogue as slick as those old Rat Pack suits Caffrey loves so well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    So, two quantum physi cists walk into a bar and one says to the other, "It's 10 p.m. Do you know what time it is?" If you love that joke, or if you even understand that joke, have I got a fifth season for you.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The person who steals every scene is Brett Butler as the sister-in-law.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of the characterizations work wonderfully, and the acting is fantastic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It is so crisp and clean and the clarity is so great that you will definitely forget that what you are watching is real.