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 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Linda Stasi's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Nashville (2012): Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Ed: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 616
616 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Great acting, writing and direction.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Maddening and exciting.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Happily, "Weeds" hasn't dropped a petal or missed even a beat this season.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    These killers are more fun than a cemetery full of psycho zombie killers on Halloween.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Nashville is arguably the best-written new TV series of the fall season.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The best new show this season. [5 Aug 2005]
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Not only is it really well thought out, but the good-looking kids in the show can actually act.
    • 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.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A show that manages year after year to accomplish that rare blend of Hollywood darling and fan favorite.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Sounds boring, but it's anything but.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's the possibility of unlimited complications looming that make it so insanely riveting.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    To paraphrase one of the great ads from the glory days: Between love and Mad Men lies obsession.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    As profane as "Deadwood" and as profound as "The Sopranos," the series strikes every right chord.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    An intriguing, well-done documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Without a doubt, Homeland is the best drama on TV right now.
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    If you love English mysteries, and love the old Inspector Morse, you will love young inspector Morse more.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Nothing but shocker after shocker.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Disturbing, sober and flawless.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Was it worth the wait? Are you kidding me? Does London Fog make raincoats?
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Frozen Planet [is] perhaps the single greatest accomplishment in nature TV history.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Showtime's glorious, gorgeous "The Tudors" is the best series since "The Sopranos." Period.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    This engagingly uncomfortable series is not like anything you've seen before.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    An outstanding documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    The Game is worth it. Really.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    So far, so great.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    A very funny, very hip, very terrific sci-fi show.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's hilarious and even funnier this year than last.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    By episode three, things are roiling up and rolling around.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It just feels like nothing else you've seen on TV.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    "Elizabeth I" soars on every level from the writing, to the directing to the acting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    It's every bit as good as "The Sopranos" was in its prime.
    • 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
    • 44 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Not only the funniest new show this season, but the strangest one since "Get A Life."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Mirren and Pacino are fantastic, and Tambor rightfully underplays the larger-than-life Cutler, who rivals Spector himself.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Showtime's edgy, edge-of-your-seat series, is, bar none, the best thriller on American TV.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The second season is as good as the first -- just different. [13 Jan 2000]
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    So far, so great.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    A terrifically cast, intriguing series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Fire up the DVR before a dome hits and you won’t be able to watch all 13 episodes.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    While tonight's premiere episode is good, the show really sprouts wings and flies in episode two.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    It’s a great tale and beautifully told with beautiful actors.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    As much fun and every bit as exciting as the last season. [7 Sep 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    "Daniel" is not that controversial, but is really pretty damned, oops, darned good.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Huge fun and - if at all possible - almost as nerve-wracking as "Idol."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Not only an important series, but a darned good, action-packed one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    This Traffic is a lot more realistic than the movie. [26 Jan 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The writing's crisp and the acting is first-rate.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    I might be insane, but I enjoyed every silly minute.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Jay returned with that smart and smartass mix of talent and controversy that separates the pros from the bores.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Many expected to see Cheney not just screwed, but nailed to the wall. This documentary comes awfully close.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Think "Pawn Stars," meets "Storage Wars." And, like those shows, the quirky buyers are as fascinating as what they (in this case), er, bag.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    This excellent series has too many of the usual experts and way too many ridiculous sound effects.
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    It's excellent on every level.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    If you love, history on History, don't miss this.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    A very funny comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Don't miss a minute of it. Finally, a reality show that delves into a world of fantasy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    It's a no-holds-barred (pun intended) look at the trying life and good times of Freddie.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Clear History is so funny it made me want to order up some Palestinian chicken.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    The writing is so good, so clean and understated that it's a pleasure to behold.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    If "Runaway" is a harbinger of things to come, it, er, harbinges very well indeed!
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    A really good, really weird show.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Linda Stasi
    Sci Fi has done once more what the networks seem very often to have forgotten how to do: make watching TV really, really fun again. ... It's fun in the way that "Ghostbusters" was fun - funny, silly, scary. [13 Jul 2001]
    • New York Post
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    "Underbelly" has got some good, (no - I won't say "belly") laughs, but you've got to wonder what happens if the show's a success.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Piven and Dillon, of course, steal every scene. That you already know. But Caan and Coates manage to give two classic Hollywood stereotypes such real flesh and bones, that you'll wish that Season 8 was the precursor to Season 9.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Quirky, fun, [and] smart (literally).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you love "Strike Back," you'll devour Hunted.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    USA's newest series, Necessary Roughness is a charming and clever dramedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The premiere is actually very good. Of course, it would be a whole lot better if there were a new investigation into a new crime.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    When Rosie's on, she actually is hilarious. Welcome back.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Yes, "1 vs 100" is fun, but in reality, it's just a new take on an old, old game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Sienna Miller [is] halfway believable but missing what Hitchcock called "the volcano inside." Jones, however, is spectacular.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Push Girls is more "Sex and the City" than "Real Housewives"--and more real than they've been--at least up until now.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Yes, there's a heavy hand in the schmaltz department, what with the dead mother and the wounded beasts and all (Hey! It's Africa after all!) but it's not so heavy that it's annoyingly cloying. At least it worked for me.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    In three years, Rowling went from welfare mother to one of the richest women in Great Britain, with 400 million books in print. If you've ever been a single mom and couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel, this is the perfect movie for you.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    [A] new and intriguing Western.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Tinsley turns out to be the least interesting of her horrible crew. She pales in horribleness next to her friends, J.P. Calderon, an accused purse lifter who throws a glass at a woman and his sworn enemy, rich girl Jules Kirby.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Terrific fun, and much classier than the old show, but still with plenty of cheese.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Not like anything else on TV.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Great fun, good personalities and some fine food. All in all, the start to another good season(ing).
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of fun. The acting and comic timing, when called for, are tremendous - and Miller's got the heft to carry it off.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The series which starts out badly (idiotic masturbation jokes), builds quickly. And the co-stars are flat out terrific together.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Kaling has lined up enough very funny actors to get this Project the kind of respect that Dr. Mindy never seems to get.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The pilot moves along well, is a lot of fun--but Madsen is just too blond and bland to create the kind of excitement that Jennifer Garner or other of Abrams' female kick-ass characters were able to do with both hands tied behind their backs.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The ridiculously expensive wardrobes, the fabulous hair and makeup, plus a high school with not a single fatty is well, yes, the stuff of teen fantasy. And that is exactly what Pretty Little Liars is: a glamorous, spooky, adolescent fantasy.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of the characterizations work wonderfully, and the acting is fantastic.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lucci plays it campy and fun, and gets to say ridiculous things like, "The church secretary had a body made for more than just praying!"
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    What the series gains this season by giving us more history and more compelling storylines, it loses by repeating some of its, er, epic mistakes. Again, no battle scenes - some of the most important in all of history - are shown.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If you loved the successful couponing special they aired in December, you'll be thrilled with the premiere of the bizarrely watchable Extreme Couponing, a series in which people hoard not just coupons but the stuff they needlessly and endlessly buy with them.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The series that MTV pretends was a cautionary tale was really never anything but train-wreck TV at its saddest. Well, tonight, it finally fulfills its loftiest goal: teaching that being this age and pregnant is nothing but sad and boring.
    • 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?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Ringer, it turns out, is so good that it's CBS' bad.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Absent from this show are the ridiculous clothes that look like they belong on clowns and strippers. In their place are serious, wearable clothes that are, for the most part, so beautiful, so well-tailored and so, yes, sellable, that you'll want to buy them right up.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    If I hadn't seen the same thing done 56,000 times before - from both versions of "Oceans 11" to my all-time-favorite, "Snatch" - I would be all over this show like a groupie. But I did, so I'm not.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of fun, lots of laughs, lots of good, heartwarming plots.
    • 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?
    • 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]
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Diggs is a very good actor. Attempting to pull off a complicated scenario like this would be tough for a vet, let alone someone who made his bones in musical theater.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Good family fun--providing your family doesn't include little kids who are scared to sleep. Ever.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Unfortunately, lightweight Bower (more Dude Arthur than King Arthur) and an even lighter-weight Egerton can't carry a series, let alone a kingdom. Nonetheless, it's still lots of lush, plush, silly good fun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Newsroom is both entertaining and irritating. The info is important and good, but the quipping banter with which it's delivered, isn't. News junkies will be hooked.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    A sophomoric comedy about high school (and really aren't all high school comedies, er, sophomoric?) that supplies as many laughs as a whoopie cushion in a lecture hall.
    • 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.
    • 79 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Everybody's having too much fun--and that will include the viewers.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Good, dirty fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The writing is still good.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    What I particularly like about this show (aside from the good chemistry between the leads) is that the women solve crimes the old-fashioned way.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Cinema Verite works in the same off-kilter way that HBO's "Grey Gardens" worked.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Yes, it still seems, er, fresh, and the addition of Lagasse is a good one. Acheson, on the other hand, is as lively as Padma Lakshmi....But that doesn't mean it's not exciting. In fact, there are lots of interesting challenges this season.
    • 74 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lotsa good, clean/dirty fun for the clean--and dirty-minded--among us.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Like "Sex and the City" with its clothes on.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It's crude, shocking and politically incorrect on a cosmic level. And that's just part of what makes Legit so damned funny.
    • 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]
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Verdict: guilty--of being a guilty pleasure.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Think the (hint! hint!) demon love child of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” meets “National Treasure.” The series seems inspired by all of them, mostly successfully.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    I liked it, but I'm still not sure why.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    What’s right with this movie are the performances.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Not only did I enjoy the upcoming The Ricky Gervais Show, which is an insane animated version of his equally insane podcasts, but I laughed so loud that I practically had to be restrained in the office.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The premiere is slow to start, but does get better if you hang in there--or in the case of the T-Rex, hang on there.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    There's enough intrigue, suspense and interesting characters here to make Ripper Street a worthwhile viewing endeavor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    These Miss Advisors have heart, which is a rare commodity on reality TV.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The laughs can carry the show, so they seriously don't need the canned laughter and traditional TV sitcom sets. It keeps it all too safe. But so far? Not so bad.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The acting here is first rate -- not a bad apple in the whole rotten bunch.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    There are allegories galore--from celibacy to puberty (all that body "processing"), alienation and, yes, teen angst of the "what the heck is that thing on my back?" variety. Think "Teen Wolf" for girls.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    With a snarky running dialogue from Tessa (Jane Levy), the laughs are as easy and as sophisticated as she is. Or as she thinks she is--and that's the key.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Elementary actually works on many levels, not the least of which is his reason for being in NYC.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Who knew real estate could be so riveting?
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    New season, more promise. Good start. But seriously? Fewer plot-lines would be even better.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Lots of good, crime-solving fun.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    For those of you for whom too much Ramsay is never enough, MasterChef is a dream come true. But for those for whom too much Ramsay is too much, the dream might seem like a recurring one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Campbell, Kurkova and Rocha--all insanely competitive with each other--stage the shoot with the models’ input, and it’s flat-out fun to watch legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier in action.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Simple and fun, if not exactly memorable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Poverty and pigeons, bread and circuses--and so much decadent good fun, it's positively sinful.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Wolf is not about to break any new ground here. He's just creating the kind of TV that people watch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    I would have preferred the whole crime family thing, but there could be some good laughs as the family attempts to work at legit jobs. It probably won't be as funny as breaking-and-entering, but I'll give it two more weeks to decide whether good will be good--or bad.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    All in all, a great good time with not one single character to like. Now, that's entertainment!
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Riveting as ever, Battlestar Galactica proves again that sci fi doesn't have to be clap trap.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    While it sounds pedantic, downright corny, and done to death, Drop Dead Diva is actually fun, funny and sometimes and in some ways even touching.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The show is by turns sweet and funny.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    It's the dialogue that takes this series over the top.

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