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

Linda Stasi's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Killing: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Bachelor: 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The series isn't bad. It just isn't all that good.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    With funnier material, they [the actors] could really make this thing work.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Detroit 1-8-7 is not bad and not great, though, ironically, the characters seem to have come off a Detroit assembly line.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The scariest thing about American Horror Story, the highly anticipated FX series from the guys who brought you "Glee" and "Nip/Tuck," is that almost everything in the entire show has been cribbed (or crypt-ed, in this case) from every other American horror story.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    666 Park Avenue [is] ABC's not-scary rip-off of "Rosemary's Baby."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Good watching for fans of those campy, old Sci Fi original monster movies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    There are twists and turns a-plenty, and Bacon and Purefoy are so good they make up for the silliness - if not the gratuitous gore.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The acting's good and the actors are good-looking. But, really, wouldn't you expect something more cohesive from the folks who brought you "American Beauty?"
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    While mildly amusing, what the show lacks is charm. And humor. And tension. [2 Jun 2005]
    • New York Post
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The result, ironically enough, is a show that makes fun of all things PC and ends up being too PC to blister.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    On the triumphant side, Sarah strips her psyche raw and lets us inside the mind, the heart and the life of the broke and broken princess who must find herself or die, she says right off. [...] OK, Fergie has legitimate issues. And now, she's dead broke, as well. So, she brings in "the world's greatest experts" to save her. And who are these experts? Why, Oprah's all-stars, Dr. Phil and Suze Orman, of course! Let the failure portion of the show begin!
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It plays like a desperate attempt to recreate all the wonder of “Downton Abbey”--but with no characters to care about.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    A "reality" show so huggy-weepy that it will put even the most enraged domestic abuser to sleep.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The characters are likeable enough so that you might even grow to care about them--and the show--in this arid writers' strike environment.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    In its favor, Parks doesn't have a laugh track. On the minus side, it doesn't get many laughs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Not the greatest dinosaur, er Discovery, but it's a respite from the endless 9/11 coverage that will dominate next week's fare.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The scripts are nearly line-for-line copies of the Brit version. But the scenes are over the top, the kids are too good-looking and seem to have spent too much time at acting camp.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Keep the money and run like hell if you're tired of reality shows that border on surreality.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    More focus on their day jobs and less “Moonlighting” by the producers is needed here.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's all a bit ridiculous and the writing is scary, although the stars are first rate and the locales are pretty good too.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    What's mostly wrong with this new series is that it doesn't know who in God's name it is.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The series has great potential, and frankly I can't tell you why it doesn't ever quite reach it - other than it somehow lacks, er, magic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Problem is in 1600 Penn they are shooting for "Animal House" in the White House but too often end up with nobody home.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    These pros deserve better than bad jokes and swinging doors.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Season 2 is more of less than we've come to expect.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Funny, but not for the faint of heart.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Think "Kitchen Nightmares" for dysfunctional relatives with the relationship experts coming in and making things work better in two minutes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's a good thing reality TV has nothing to do with real life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It’s just a big billboard spotted with interesting advice tidbits and, of course, tears.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    There's something secretly skeevy about self-made, self- promoting millionaires being given an hour-long, personal infomercial for doing what should be done in private--giving money to charity.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The best part of this show is the acting, which is generally excellent - particularly that of Hugh Dillon as Ed Lane, the conscience-riddled sharpshooter. Too bad the writing isn't as on-target as Lane's high-powered automatic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    While the show is interesting and well-acted, ultimately, it lacks shock and awe.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    If "Survivor" and "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" had a love child, it would be called "Sarah Palin's Alaska.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Swingtown could have been great. Instead it's a hit-you-over-the-head production--with product placement and wardrobe so obvious it begs us to scream, "That's so authentic!"--best forgotten.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Problem is both series [2 Broke Girls and Whitney] are hit-you-over-the-head until you laugh or else.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    [A] very silly mid-season drama.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Problem with Freak Show is once you meet the performers, and they have the obligatory let’s-get-acquainted party (what is this, “The Real Housewolves of Venice Beach?”), you’re already over the shock.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    There are elements on night one that actually are pretty darned scary. Too bad there's a night two.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    On the up side, some of the one-liners are quite funny. On the downside, a lot of the show just doesn't work no matter how hard Mohr works it.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    If you love Fran Drescher, and just the sound of her voice sends you into peals of laughter, happily settle in to enjoy her divorce. If, however, her voice makes your inner dog howl, run like your rear is on fire.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    While some of the "finds" the security officers uncover at border crossings tonight at the Los Angeles International Airport, at the Blaine, Wash./Canada border, at the US/Mexican border and while patrolling the desert outside Tucson, are interesting, most are not.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The acting isn't great, some of the hundreds of subplots aren't bad, but this ain't "Mad Men" and Cibrian and Heard are no Jon Hamm and January Jones despite their desperate attempt to be.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Since the show stars all these great TV actors... the show sustains some laughs that it wouldn't otherwise be able to wring out of bad material.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The best part of the show is watching Cho's standup act. Other than that, I really don't care to watch someone pick out clothes and talk to her "Glam Squad."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's all dopey--and as believable as a telepathic paramedic, a supermodel detective and a partner who doesn't notice he's riding around with a psychic.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The format is so complicated and the contestants so unappealing that the show misses the mark.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This could have been a really good show. Instead, "Fly Girls" ends up just an OK flight to fantasy land.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This mommy-answer to "The View" is a somewhat dumbed-down version of that show except here the panel--Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, Sara Gilbert and Marissa Jaret Winokur--discuss traditional "women's topics," i.e. kids, cooking and such.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Interesting take on the biblical story, but if you prefer your Moses as a nicer guy, may I suggest you skip tonight and tomorrow night's new epic and wait for the real Moses, Charlton Heston
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The only fun comes from Pressly and Finneran, who are so likeable they almost overcome the overwrought action.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's Paris Hilton's "The Simple Life" but with a real simpleton at the helm.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Terrific cast, some fun, but overall the writing is often as dead as Walter.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The writing is so bad that, I promise, you will sit there mouth agape.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The show has completely shifted away from the reality of raising a child--hard enough for educated, middle-income families--into a soap about looking for love in all the wrong places. And the wrong place to look is under the glare of cameras. The babies are mere window dressing in these ugly lives.
    • New York Post
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Paranormal Witness is good, scary fun--especially as fall rolls in. One question though: Why is the channel called SyFy, as in science fiction, if this is all supposed to be true and so unscientific?

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