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

Linda Stasi's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 TWA Flight 800
Lowest review score: 0 Lock N' Load: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 616
616 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    What's missing here are the big laughs, despite Rock's clever narration.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's like watching a drag show--you know, when you're supposed to laugh because we're conditioned to laugh on cue. But in reality, it's forced, er, gaiety.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This is not to say that vapid and ruthless can't work on TV (think "Nip/Tuck"). But vapid and ruthless has to be redeemed by ridiculous and funny.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    After a few minutes, it becomes clear that this is yet another formulaic cop drama off the "Lethal Weapon" template.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's really all about shock - not that there's many places to go after you feed not one, but two corpses to animals...When that wears thin, you can always count on an insane amount of four letter words, which are used with the discretion of a 12-year-old boy who's just discovered them. Five "f" words in one sentence just sounds idiotic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    What is this, 1961? Who portrays women as non-productive mooches, hellbent on doing nothing besides living off their hard-working husbands and sleeping with the help? [30 Sep 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    A new syndicated series that is like the illegitimate love child of "Lord of the Rings" and a weekend role player.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The person who steals every scene is Brett Butler as the sister-in-law.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Something part good and part incredibly, unforgivably smarmy.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Linda Stasi
    The actors are all very good, particularly Moreno and Valentine Rodriquez who plays his pal, Ernie...It's not there yet - not by a long shot - but it's got potential. Chances are good that the producers will work it out. [27 Mar 2002, p.72]
    • New York Post
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The series, which has so much promise (and promised so much), is long on smug self-satisfaction and short on big laughs.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Both soaps are perfectly awful on almost every level, which makes them nothing, if not, well, hilariously perfect soap scum.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The plot is clever and there's a nice twist at the end, but the actors haven't found a rhythm, nor have they developed any chemistry.
    • New York Post
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    All in all, even with an accomplished actor like Hutton, there's nothing special to set Leverage apart from other cookie-cutter dramas of this ilk.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    While the cast is quite good, and they even manage to rip a laugh or two out of the material, it's not enough to sustain a whole show.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This show could use some brain surgery itself.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The format is what carries the day.
    • 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
    • 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.

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