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 Lewis Black's Root of All Evil: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 7 Days of Sex: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 616
616 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The CW under the direction of McG (does anybody have a full name anymore?) has made a fresh, terrific and terrifically silly Nikita.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of good action and lots of fun to boot.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    There are a whole lot of “Holy s--t!” moments, but it’s very real and astoundingly raw--without once giving you the idea these are show-off correspondents with a makeup artist and clean clothes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Yes, there's enough here to keep you tuning in. Just don't reach for the stars. They're out to lunch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    This one is not for everyone. I'm just glad it's one for me. [15 Oct 2000]
    • New York Post
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    When Rosie's on, she actually is hilarious. Welcome back.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    OK, so I admit it, the premiere isn't all that funny, but the second episode is hilarious.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Wake me when it's over - please.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Somehow, like the alchemists of old, Jungle Gold ends up making gold from lead.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    This excellent series has too many of the usual experts and way too many ridiculous sound effects.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Watch for the smart dialogue and the sweep of historical events. But mostly watch for Keaton in a career-best performance. You won't forget it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The supporting cast, Kate's British co-worker at the bar, BJ ("Do you know what BJ means in my country?") played by Lucy Punch, and Ben's best friend Tommy (Echo Kellum), are the glue that holds this bro and sister together. Or at least this show together.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The show is so slow-moving that you may find yourself fighting vainly the old ennui.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Interesting premise, good acting, some very crisp dialogue - but there's still a way to grow.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The Beast is weighted down by a concept that was already tired when Moses was a teenager -wizened, jaded rogue cop teaches rookie the ways of the streets and blah, blah, blah. But Swayze brings to the role, as Rourke did in "The Wrestler," the kind of seriousness that only real-life suffering can impart.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The scenes are always gritty and often very violent, which makes great TV. However, the dialogue? Whew. I mean, seriously? "She is waiting for you with breath bated!"
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    A very funny comedy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Terrific special effects (except for the giant supermodel in the sky), good action, good acting, and, if they let them, the Visitors could probably put on a helluva good runway show, too!
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Sienna Miller [is] halfway believable but missing what Hitchcock called "the volcano inside." Jones, however, is spectacular.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The remake of the classic cop series is pretty good--although there are so many explosions, you'd think the volcanoes were all acting up.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    If you can get past the many face of Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia/Pope Alexander VI, in Showtime's lush and luscious historical series The Borgias, you're in for a full-out good time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Happily, they are not your average sitcom weirdo crazy group-therapy people. These folks are oddballs, yes, but they are oddballs trying to overcome great tragedy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you like cosplay yourself, you’ll love Cosplay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    I laughed so much, I'm sure I hurt something, maybe in my back, or maybe in my front. [16 July 2004, p.121]
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    To paraphrase one of the great ads from the glory days: Between love and Mad Men lies obsession.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It ain’t Hitchcock, but it ain’t bad. Too bad it ain’t new.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It's the dialogue that takes this series over the top.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Somebody should kiss a frog or something to break the evil spell and let this show be as much fun as it should be.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Everybody's having too much fun--and that will include the viewers.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This show could use some brain surgery itself.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    10 Things is silly, mindless fun and the actors are all terrific in that silly, mindless fun way that Disney teens tend to be.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Tonight, through the miracle of modern medicine, the show comes roaring back with a plot that includes the, er, trauma of Seattle Grace Hospital being downgraded from the number two facility in the state to the number 12.
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of good stuff, although much is forced.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The format is what carries the day.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Bello doesn't need to adapt to anyone else's role model (literally), because she's created her own strong, stand-alone character.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    I really, really, like the newest incarnation on the little screen. [6 Oct 2000, p.117]
    • New York Post
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Everyone is spectacular, even the secondary players like Leonard Armond Robinson as Mickey Rivers, who steals more scenes than bases, and Erik Jensen, who so underplays Munson that he's mesmerizing - and, most especially, Michael Rispoli, who plays Jimmy Breslin - or should I say becomes Breslin? Don't miss it. Just great.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The acting here is first rate -- not a bad apple in the whole rotten bunch.
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    It is absolutely riveting. And Anthony Michael Hall has grown up to be not only a terrific actor, but a hunk and a half.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The injuries are extreme, the dancing gorgeous, the dancers young and beautiful, and the slogan the best on TV: "Blood, Sweat and Tutus."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The slightly-altered version that arrived for review more recently left me charmed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The writing's crisp and the acting is first-rate.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The actors are great, but the show isn't.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The series isn't bad. It just isn't all that good.
    • 65 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    While it’s all too pat, offering instant fixes, there’s still enough here to keep you watching.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Lie to Me isn't terrible. From what I've seen so far, it's like "The DaVinci Code," in that it's something full of riveting information unfortunately wrapped around a dopey story and characters who should be in love with each other but aren't.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It’s all OK, but the problem is that there still isn’t anyone to really care much about.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Good family fun--providing your family doesn't include little kids who are scared to sleep. Ever.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    A news magazine at 10 p.m. that is so smart, so unexpected, so entertaining and yet so informative that you might think you just stepped back in time 20 years.
    • 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."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    There's a laugh-track that's loud enough for the dead to hear. And a lot of the jokes are straight out of the sitcom how-to handbook. But that doesn't mean that you won't laugh every twice in a while.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Once "Brothers & Sisters" gets started, it works, and it works well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The makeover has helped morph the series from unwatchable and unfunny into a witty sitcom about people who are desperate not to turn into TV sitcom parents.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The show is definitely strange - and sometimes very funny. But it's so odd that it makes the "Seinfeld" format look conventionally linear.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The ensemble company, including the always-wonderful Laura San Giacomo, who plays her friend, never misses a beat. Too bad this series--which tries too hard--misses a stanza or two.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The Glades isn't bad, it just feels older than a swamp gator--and as hungry as one for some fresh meat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Hotel Hell is as much fun as the others [shows], even if the formula has been used so many times, you're ready for a new dish.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Good action, good characters and, besides, it's the only show in the history of TV where the term, "f-cking pr-ck" is code. I mean, you gotta love that, no?
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    This one should break the "Seinfeld" curse. It smells like a winner and only gets funnier each week.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you loved Spielberg's "Terra Nova," you'll love Revolution.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Like a hybrid human, Dark Matters combines science with good, old-fashioned thrills to produce a whole new species. Great fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Showtime's glorious, gorgeous "The Tudors" is the best series since "The Sopranos." Period.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Gunn is fine in limited doses. I like him better as a design guru than the closet king.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Alphas is fun, sure, but it has a "been there, done that" feel.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    House of Lies somehow manages to be funny despite it all. That's mostly do to great casting. Cheadle, particularly, is brilliant.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    If yet one more cop show about the brash young rookie and the older, tired guy thisclose to retirement is enough to make you go completely insane and start watching, say, “Smash” or something equally upsetting, then for sure you want to stay away from Golden Boy. However, if you love cop shows that aren’t really procedurals so much as stories about the internal politicking of the NYPD, than maybe Golden Boy is just what you’re looking for.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lotsa good, clean/dirty fun for the clean--and dirty-minded--among us.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A very funny, very hip, very terrific sci-fi show.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The pros take them through the paces of makeovers, haircuts and a trial shoot. And you will be surprised who makes it and who doesn't.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Eight episodes or not, don't count this show dead before it's born.
    • 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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    [A] new and intriguing Western.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    With funnier material, they [the actors] could really make this thing work.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    [A] very witty, sometimes brilliantly insightful hybrid sitcom.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    New season, more promise. Good start. But seriously? Fewer plot-lines would be even better.

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