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 John from Cincinnati: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Flash Gordon: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 616
616 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    While this all sounds fresh, don't think for a minute you're going to be seeing anything that hasn't been re-packaged before.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It's not quite as randy--it's become less of a soap and more of a historical drama. This is not to say it's not great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Somehow the formula still works.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Bad taste meets good writing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    A terrifically cast, intriguing series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's all as addictive as an uber-fresh, ice-cold slice of watermelon on one of the hills of Rome in the scorching heat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The instant chemistry among the three judges was so right, they couldn't have created it in a lab. Everything that made us fall in love with Idol in the first place was back.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    If you weren't born when the Stones broke all the rules, you will get to see why these old guys were/are the greatest of all time. If you were around then you already know, but you still won't believe it.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    As much fun and every bit as exciting as the last season. [7 Sep 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Kalyan, Byrd and Duncan will make you laugh out loud they are so good. And being standouts here is almost impossible because it's so well done.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Linda Stasi
    It is very well acted, it's got plot twists that rival the best soaps, and the writing improves with each episode (even though they crib some of its best lines directly from the British series)...I'm hooked. [1 Dec 2000, p.106]
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for bin Laden on HBO is still very worth watching because it’s told from the perspective of the actual people who brought him down.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Dogs in the City is perfect summer fluff for city dog owners.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Carpoolers tanks like the Titanic.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This brings up the writing, which is strictly discount--and so are the plots, which don't tell us enough in the victims he saves.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Even though we all know what happens, somehow in the hands of these magnificent women, you'll be wishing and hoping for a different ending.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    I love this show. I never thought I'd love a reality show, because mostly I hated all those shows with their wannabe models, fat yutzes and half-wits who try to be as smart as the fat yutz from "Survivor" but are dumber than a family tree of Bushes. But this one actually is so good I am already addicted.
    • New York Post
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Not like anything else on TV.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of fun, lots of laughs, lots of good, heartwarming plots.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The season's first episode is pretty damned riveting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Problem is that Episode 1 is so out there and over-wrought that you might not make the trip back for Episode 2. That would be a mistake. Week two is when it gets riveting.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    With an impossibly good cast, writing so spot-on it's poetic, and slow-build stories, I, for one, was left wanting more--even after watching the entire season.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    What would you get if you combined the brains behind "The Usual Suspects" and "The X-Men" with the writer of "Quiz Show" and "Homicide: Life On the Streets"? Aside from a lotta smarts, you'd get House, the best new show since "Lost." [16 Nov 2004, p.91]
    • New York Post
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Great fun, good personalities and some fine food. All in all, the start to another good season(ing).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The Lebowitz film, Public Speaking, directed by Martin Scorsese and produced by Graydon Carter--combines hilarious, contemporary interviews with Lebowitz about life in NYC, mixed with old clips of her in the Andy Warhol days, and great clips of her appearances on old talk shows.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    An outstanding documentary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The show is slick and funny and a lotta fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    By the second part of this excellent thriller you won't know who are the bad guys and who are the really bad guys, which is how it's supposed to be.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    With jokes so bad, they make Carrot Top look funny, it's a tough haul for all--all around.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Great acting, writing and direction.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The best detective show to come along in, well, decades...It is so clever, that it makes you remember how good TV used to be - and still can be when they use actors who didn't train at Ford Models. And when they hire writers who can actually put two words together...I promise you, you've never seen anything quite like it. [11 July 2002, p.73]
    • New York Post
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The few plot lines that don't revolve around her sex appeal--such as her older daughter becoming everything-aphobic, Eddie becoming crazy, and Dr. O'Hara (Eve Best) moving at warp speed on her self-destruction path--are all so interesting, it makes you long for more.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    If the "opening statements" don't have you on the floor calling for a back brace--because you've thrown your spine out from laughing--then you are either in a coma or watching a different channel.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The show, like the old "90210" and "The O.C.," looks to be--from its premiere, at any rate--a top-flight series about a group of high school students, most of whom I liked immediately.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    This engagingly uncomfortable series is not like anything you've seen before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    They've added a new element that makes it something I can finally (I'm sorry) sink my teeth into. They've added politics as blood sport.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Aside from the gratuitous sexual stuff, Awkward is a really good, funny, fun show.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    The second episode is 30 percent better than the first. Maybe by episode six, it will actually be watchable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    This Traffic is a lot more realistic than the movie. [26 Jan 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Once you get past the stupid stuff, such as the sex-goddess submarine tech designer and the equally gorgeous sub's Chief Navigator, Grace (Daisy Betts) there's something pretty damned good here.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Unlike almost all other shows, Nip/Tuck doesn't give you cliffhangers and episodes that lead up to finales - with this show, every episode is as good as a season finale. And as shocking. Number 15 blade, please!
    • 51 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    This "women's" show is such an embarrassing mess, it makes me ashamed to be a woman.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The Tudors, Showtime's all-of-the-above series, comes roaring back Sunday night as fresh as its first season.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The show is a hoot-and-a-half...I just thought Nip/Tuck was so over-the-top that it was crazy. It is crazy, but it's also funny and can even be deep about the shallow world of cosmetic surgery.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It just feels like nothing else you've seen on TV.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It's actually more interesting than you might have thought. [21 Jan 2005]
    • New York Post
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Cinema Verite works in the same off-kilter way that HBO's "Grey Gardens" worked.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Elementary actually works on many levels, not the least of which is his reason for being in NYC.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    A line-for-line ripoff of Bravo's not-terribly successful "The Real Housewives of Orange County."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The acting is as good as you'll see on TV (take a hard look at the genius of RJ Mitte, who really does have CP). And the script and plot are as out-there as creator/writer/producer Vince Gilligan's other series, "The X-Files."
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Every character is unique - but almost none compares in strangeness to Bobby Munson (Mark Boone, Jr.), a Jewish killer/gang member/Elvis impersonator. Yes, I love this show.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Fewer models with more time to talk about themselves and much less about the "fabulous people in the industry" that treated them like goddesses would have made this documentary as good as it is glamorous.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    An intriguing new series.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Suspend all disbelief, pretend the really, really offensive laugh track doesn't exist, disregard the giant slabs of ham offered up by Jensen and Parham, and enjoy the chemistry between Elfman and Foster.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Linda Stasi
    This show is genuinely ingenious, and hilariously outrageous - not to mention courageous. Plenty of people will find Chappelle's Show offensive - but then again, whenever you do something completely new, it's bound to offend somebody. In this case, it will offend a lot of somebodies. [22 Jan 2003, p.71]
    • New York Post
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Who knew real estate could be so riveting?
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Thorne: Sleepyhead, has enough twists, turns, red herrings and multi-layered narrative to keep you couch-bound for its entire two hours.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Simple and fun, if not exactly memorable.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    All the new characters are wonderfully drawn, including FBI agent Walker (Annie Wersching); bad, bad guy Jonas Hodges (Jon Voight); a new Chloe-type nerd (Janeane Garofalo). Especially good are Jones and her husband (Colm Feore), who is more consumed with solving his son's death than in being First Man. Whew! Thank God there is Jack Bauer--unchanging, unflinching.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    There are things to love about it - two of them to be precise: Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A hilarious new sitcom about a female vice president of the United States, Selina Meyer, played with insanely good timing by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
    • 63 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    There's enough intrigue, suspense and interesting characters here to make Ripper Street a worthwhile viewing endeavor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Some half-hour segments work spectacularly well and some don't. Like real life, I guess. But even the ones that don't work so well are very interesting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Something part good and part incredibly, unforgivably smarmy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The best new show this season. [5 Aug 2005]
    • New York Post
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    While "Studio 60" is/was an annoying, insidery and smug series about the inside doings of the annoyingly smug cast of a "Saturday Night Live-ish" show, "Donnellys" is the annoying, insidery and smug series about the doings of the Donnelly brothers, low-level thugs in Hell's Kitchen in New York City.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Fire up the DVR before a dome hits and you won’t be able to watch all 13 episodes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    It's excellent on every level.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    If you love a big, seriously politically incorrect, brilliantly funny show that delivers belly laughs of the "South Park" quantity, then this one's for you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Maybe it's not as great as "Lost," but then again, it could be awfully close.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    By episode three, things are roiling up and rolling around.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The only chink in the series' armour is the miscasting of Polly Walker as the evil Atia. She overacts so much, that it'll make you ache for Sian Phillips' long-ago portrayal as Livia in "I Claudius." While Rome's not as great as that old series, it's still deserves a helluva Hail Caesar!
    • 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
    • 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.

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