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 Reunion: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Blood and Oil: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 615
615 tv reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Nothing but shocker after shocker.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A very funny, very hip, very terrific sci-fi show.
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The best new network show of the season...It's bright, it's dark, it's stylized, it's realistic - in short, I haven't been this enthusiastic about a dramatic network show since "CSI" and haven't been as happy with an ABC show since "Alias."
    • 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!
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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!
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • New York Post
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    So what is there to like about this show? The same thing there was to like about "The Sopranos" and "The Shield" - great writing, insanely good acting, deeply troubled and deeply layered characters and a plot that will keep you glued to your seat.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The best new show this season. [5 Aug 2005]
    • New York Post
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Happily, "Weeds" hasn't dropped a petal or missed even a beat this season.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A show so unusual in its format and plot that it will rival both "Lost" and "24" in creativity and "The O.C." in its character development.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Maddening and exciting.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Not only the funniest new show this season, but the strangest one since "Get A Life."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    "Elizabeth I" soars on every level from the writing, to the directing to the acting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's not only laugh-out-loud-until-soda-squirts-out-of-your-nose funny, but it's also perfectly cast.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    As profane as "Deadwood" and as profound as "The Sopranos," the series strikes every right chord.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Showtime's glorious, gorgeous "The Tudors" is the best series since "The Sopranos." Period.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The dialog is crisply Pileggi, natch, but it's the flavor of South Beach, the most exciting American city in the 1990's (before the tourists realized that it was safe to go back in the water) that's captured precisely.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Disturbing, sober and flawless.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Was it worth the wait? Are you kidding me? Does London Fog make raincoats?
    • 81 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.
    • 78 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.
    • 86 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    To paraphrase one of the great ads from the glory days: Between love and Mad Men lies obsession.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    These killers are more fun than a cemetery full of psycho zombie killers on Halloween.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's hilarious and even funnier this year than last.
    • 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.
    • 88 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It looks like AMC is three-for-three with their newest original drama, Rubicon, a throwback espionage thriller that takes place in the present--if the present were more like the 1970s than the 2000s.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's every bit as good as "The Sopranos" was in its prime.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The miniseries--starring Greg Kinnear as JFK, Barry Pepper as Bobby, Katie Holmes as Jacqueline and Tom Wilkinson as Joseph Sr.--is without a doubt one of the best, most riveting, historically accurate dramas about a time and place in American history that has ever been done for TV.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Not only is it really well thought out, but the good-looking kids in the show can actually act.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Sounds boring, but it's anything but.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The Game is worth it. Really.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Showtime's edgy, edge-of-your-seat series, is, bar none, the best thriller on American TV.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    This engagingly uncomfortable series is not like anything you've seen before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    An intriguing, well-done documentary.
    • 79 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's the possibility of unlimited complications looming that make it so insanely riveting.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Frozen Planet [is] perhaps the single greatest accomplishment in nature TV history.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    If you love English mysteries, and love the old Inspector Morse, you will love young inspector Morse more.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    By episode three, things are roiling up and rolling around.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's one heckuva fascinating look into a world and a culture with which most of us have little or no experience.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Without a doubt, Homeland is the best drama on TV right now.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Nashville is arguably the best-written new TV series of the fall season.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A show that manages year after year to accomplish that rare blend of Hollywood darling and fan favorite.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It just feels like nothing else you've seen on TV.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Mirren and Pacino are fantastic, and Tambor rightfully underplays the larger-than-life Cutler, who rivals Spector himself.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    So far, so great.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Great acting, writing and direction.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A true-life movie so good, so well-written and yet sleazy enough to satisfy even the cheesiest viewers among us.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    An outstanding documentary.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    I really, really, like the newest incarnation on the little screen. [6 Oct 2000, p.117]
    • New York Post
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The second season is as good as the first -- just different. [13 Jan 2000]
    • New York Post
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    As much fun and every bit as exciting as the last season. [7 Sep 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 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!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    It's excellent on every level.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    "Daniel" is not that controversial, but is really pretty damned, oops, darned good.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    A really good, really weird show.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Not only an important series, but a darned good, action-packed one.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Huge fun and - if at all possible - almost as nerve-wracking as "Idol."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    If "Runaway" is a harbinger of things to come, it, er, harbinges very well indeed!
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Despite the fact that it revolves around standard-issue teens with troubled, rich parents, it pushes the formula a few steps . . . make that several steps farther.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    While tonight's premiere episode is good, the show really sprouts wings and flies in episode two.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The writing is so good, so clean and understated that it's a pleasure to behold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The writing's crisp and the acting is first-rate.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    A terrifically cast, intriguing series.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    If you thought "Tropic Thunder" was the funniest movie of the year and that everything Will Ferrell touches makes you laugh until you squirt Diet Pepsi out of your nose, then you will love Eastbound & Down.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    A very funny comedy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Huge, a new series about overweight teens at a weight-loss camp, starts tonight, and I couldn't be happier if I'd just discovered calorie-free potato chips.
    • 86 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Jay returned with that smart and smartass mix of talent and controversy that separates the pros from the bores.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Don't miss a minute of it. Finally, a reality show that delves into a world of fantasy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    If "Walking Dead" weren't alive, up and taking a vacation to generate new blood, Steven Spielberg's Falling Skies would be the best current sci-fi series on TV.
    • 80 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Taking on Tyson is only a six-part series, but, in that limited time, this heartwarming, gorgeously filmed show reveals a terrifying man who has not just grown up, but grown into someone you now might want to know.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    So far, so great.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    It's a no-holds-barred (pun intended) look at the trying life and good times of Freddie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    If you love, history on History, don't miss this.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    I might be insane, but I enjoyed every silly minute.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    You will hate the real-life outcome, but will love the movie. This is flat-out the best cast ever assembled for a true-crime TV movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    This excellent series has too many of the usual experts and way too many ridiculous sound effects.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    They should call it "When Amish Go Bad." I'm talking about the insanely addictive new show, Amish Mafia, the most bizarre reality series, well, ever.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Fire up the DVR before a dome hits and you won’t be able to watch all 13 episodes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Many expected to see Cheney not just screwed, but nailed to the wall. This documentary comes awfully close.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    It’s a great tale and beautifully told with beautiful actors.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Clear History is so funny it made me want to order up some Palestinian chicken.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    This Traffic is a lot more realistic than the movie. [26 Jan 2004]
    • New York Post

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