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 Luck: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Women's Murder Club: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 615
615 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    One reason it all works is the quality behind the concept.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Daniel Henney is the new handsomest man on TV and it's a pleasure to watch him walk the halls in scrubs. But even he can't make me believe what Three Rivers is selling. For that, I'd need a brain transplant.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Jay returned with that smart and smartass mix of talent and controversy that separates the pros from the bores.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Like "Sex and the City" with its clothes on.
    • 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
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    A flat-out good show.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Gummer's a good actress in a mediocre sitcom; one that skirts the line between grown-up series and one that will appeal to The CW's young-girl demographic.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Clearly they've studied both movies and can mimic the moves, but they just don't hear the music.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    This series-in-a-series is an innovative and creative way to make TV, which I love. What would I have loved even more? A scripted series about a scary, charismatic cult leader.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    The truly terrible, Lock 'N Load, a six-parter debuting tonight on Showtime, is possibly the worst-taste reality series since "The Littlest Groom"--and it took some serious doing on the part of Showtime to manage that.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The animated version of Napoleon Dynamite is almost as funny as a cartoon version as it was in the flesh.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Huge egos, big tempers, blood feuds and bling.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    This new series [is] often very good and just as often very dull.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    The real-life Village locale (in Nambia) is fascinating and McKellen is great, as always--but Caviezel and the rest just grimace a lot and make you want to get-the-hell outta town.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Oddly - and maybe miraculously - Tarzan doesn't go bad. In fact, it's pretty good, and it beats the hell out most of the junk being paraded in front of us this season ("Karen Sisco" excepted, of course!)
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    The show, yet another "reality" show starring a bunch of rich people who supposedly spend all their time together, partying, fake arguing and creating drama out of nothing, is so dull, it makes "Russian Dolls" look exciting.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Much of this is tediously drawn out, with crazy fly-overs between Biblical Chapters that may make you think it’s “Survivor: Holy Lands,” which, of course, it is.... Things really pick up when Jesus shows up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    "Windfall" is not the greatest show to hit the summer circuit, but not the worst either.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Once again, we have the same personalities you've seen endless times before on cooking and competition shows.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 100 Linda Stasi
    Not only the funniest new show this season, but the strangest one since "Get A Life."
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    The jokes are dismally unpleasant and vaguely depressing.
    • 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."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    A show with a promising premise that could be a winner.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    If you want exploitation, The Houstons: On Our Own sinks to a new level when the whole family-including elderly matriarch Cissy Houston-visits Whitney's grave site for the first time.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    When Vinny is one-on-one with his guests, as he says at the opening, he isn’t Jay Leno. But he is pretty funny.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    What I like about this series is that it is anti-slick and anti-pretty.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Clint's wife and daughters star in E!'s newest and really horrible reality bore, Mrs. Eastwood & Company.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    Oh, no--can it really be an other sitcom about a grown son moving back home after failing big time in the big city? Yes. But not, "oh, no."
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    OK, not every TV procedural is dumb, but Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior? Dumb is too smart a word.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    This lukewarm hybrid should have been much better than it is.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    They tried for the tried and true, hoping they'd get "The Sopranos" meets "Grey's Anatomy" while filling the hole "House" left in the schedule. And, like a camel, they ended up with an animal made by committee.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    For once--despite all the editing that went into making Kim the breakaway bride look like the slighted one--they will be exposed as the phony kreeps they are. And Humphries? He ends up looking like the dumbest schmo to ever appear on reality TV--and that's saying a lot!
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The format is so complicated and the contestants so unappealing that the show misses the mark.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    "Kings" is a self-conscious attempt to reel in the 20- to 30-something male demographic that TV is so desperate to capture. But, unfortunately, it isn't edgy, especially funny or believable.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    All three actresses deserve better dialogue than they are given. But the clothes? They speak volumes.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This show could use some brain surgery itself.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    TWENTY-three million people tuned in Monday night to see My Big Fat Greek Life, expecting, no doubt, to see a new version of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Instead, we were dished up lukewarm leftovers that were about as funny as a big fat pan of spoiled spanikopita.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    It keeps the proud tradition alive with dialogue so bad, it'll make you laugh out loud; acting so shallow, it could make a model look brainy; and actors so unbelievable, they can't even get the runway stomp right.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Normally, this should be as much fun as pulling out your own fingernails, but the cast for the most part makes it tolerable and fun.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    The show is by turns sweet and funny.
    • 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
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    You don't have to be nuts to love Mental, which is a kind of schizophrenic "House"--but you do have to be willing to suspend disbelief to the point of, well, insanity.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    "E-Ring" is sometimes kind of silly, sometimes tightly drawn, and sometimes it's fun.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The person who steals every scene is Brett Butler as the sister-in-law.
    • 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
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    One of the silliest shows to rear its dopey head this year.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    Moonlight, unfortunately, doesn't trust its audience and so falls to exposition via a fake talk-show interview at the beginning, and then throughout with dialogue dully delivered by Internet investigative reporter Beth Turner (Sophia Myles).
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Awkward and so creepy it's positively nauseating. And that's without them ever even showing the sex.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    "'Til Death's" Garrett, the man who made Jackie Gleason look like a disgusting manic-depressive jerk in that awful CBS movie, seems to be bringing the same unpleasant character to his first leading-man role in a sitcom.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Carpoolers tanks like the Titanic.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Hank, is one of the worst new (or old) comedies of this or many other seasons.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The only fun comes from Pressly and Finneran, who are so likeable they almost overcome the overwrought action.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    With jokes so bad, they make Carrot Top look funny, it's a tough haul for all--all around.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    NBC's idiotic drama, Outlaw, is so bad it should be listed as a Class A felony.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    In place of dialogue, we get one-liners.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    NBC's unfunny adaptation of the wildly funny Australian sitcom, is arguably the worst idea for an import from the Land Down Under since Vegemite.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    I apologize to all the Flash Gordon fans around the world. I know I had nothing to do with this series , but it's so horrible I somehow feel responsible - just by watching it.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Not to put too fine a point on it, but you'd need rocks in your head to really love Game Show In My Head.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    As soapy, sappy, Christmas adaptations go, this one's pretty good - until it totally falls apart at the end with the most preposterous finale imaginable.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    It's Paris Hilton's "The Simple Life" but with a real simpleton at the helm.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    This silly excuse for a show is made up of a great-looking ensemble in the most blatant teen-sexuality show in broadcast history.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Combine[s] the tension of the boardroom in "The Apprentice," the machinations of "Survivor," the tears of a Dr. Phil cry-athon, and the tonnage of a Weight Watchers meeting. [20 Oct 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    There is no moral or morals to this insanity. GTL is DOA
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    It's a show which focuses on a bunch of pretty, white young entrepreneurs with a sense of entitlement that is actually so revolting--especially in this day of mourning and sadness--that you might want to throw your TV set through a window.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Terrific cast, some fun, but overall the writing is often as dead as Walter.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways: You are degrading, debasing, desperate, depressing, dull, and dopey...You are a show so ill-conceived and so demeaning to women that you make Howard Stern look like a feminist. [25 Mar 2002, p.75]
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    CBS' new social-experiment-on-a-budget-series, is one of those occasionally interesting summer replacement series that proves once more that "real" people will do anything to get on TV.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    A line-for-line ripoff of Bravo's not-terribly successful "The Real Housewives of Orange County."
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Matt produces two products in surplus amounts: cheese and corn. And I'm not talking by-products of animal husbandry.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    After watching a bunch of real-life gigolo slimeballs have full-on sex with pathetic women who pay them, I needed to shower between episodes.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    The whole setup is insulting.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    It's a horrifyingly embarrassing low-rent dating show in which a 40-year-old woman must choose one young cheeseball from among a batch of 20 spoiled curds.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    If you last through 20 minutes of "Twenty Good Years," NBC's new sit-no-com, you are either a saint, a madman or in a tragic and irreversible coma.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Unlike "Baywatch," it's not as bad as it sounds -- or as good -- depending on your opinion of beach dramas built largely around boobs and biceps.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Mother Theresa's life had more laughs than this phony bore. [24 Sept 2002, p.75]
    • New York Post
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Rob is a slapstick shtick-fest that strains to be "Modern Family," but isn't even close.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Even rousing viewers to stay awake would be a big accomplishment.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    Everyone involved in creating this show should be forced to immediately seek other forms of employment. This business is not - repeat, not - for you.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    Enter Bravo's new attempt at catching the "Bachelor Pad" phenomenon with Most Eligible Dallas, one of the most uneventful reality shows ever mounted.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    A loser it is. Shatner's quips in real life are better and more outrageous than anything Halpern's father or Halpern himself (who exec-produces this bomb) ever came up with. Hearing Shatner deliver them just points that out.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    The writing is so bad that, I promise, you will sit there mouth agape.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 75 Linda Stasi
    There are so many things in this movie that are just so damned juicy that it is sure is more fun to watch than the exploits of today's orchestrated star pairings.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    A ridiculous, cloying, condescending, wrong-headed reality show.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Linda Stasi
    A bad morph-job of "Seinfeld" and "Friends" but without the simplicity of the first, the chemistry of the second or the brilliance, timing, and writing of either.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 88 Linda Stasi
    Huge fun and - if at all possible - almost as nerve-wracking as "Idol."
    • 23 Metascore
    • 12 Linda Stasi
    A laugh-out-loud disaster.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    The acting is OK, but not so OK that you can overlook their model-good-looks. I mean, no town can be that full of perfect specimens. But you would have thought Hollywood couldn't be so full of bad writers either.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Linda Stasi
    This series is a disturbingly unfunny bit of fluff that nonetheless manages to hit you over the head with its heavy, leaden jokes.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    "The Real Wedding Crashers" is about as much fun as going to your Uncle Fred's fifth wedding to a fat phone sex operator. In other words, a wedding you don't have to attend.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Linda Stasi
    It's not only not funny, but it's also not original.

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