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 The Killing: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Twenty Good Years: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 615
615 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    There's never a light moment to let you reflect on the violence that you've just witnessed, which brings "Brotherhood" back to the level of every not-great gangster flick that's ever been.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The show is not as good as Woods makes it, but not as bad as some of the new shows.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Izzard and Driver are so good that you may be able to overlook a lot - like a plot to believe in.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    What I like about this series is that it is anti-slick and anti-pretty.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    All in all, brainless fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The action is fast and sometimes even compelling, if not entirely believable - or even a little believable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Interesting premise, good acting, some very crisp dialogue - but there's still a way to grow.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It's a good kid show, but frankly, as an adult I'll lose interest faster than it took these kids to make gourmet biscuits and grits.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    For reasons too obvious to bother with, NBC managed to take a really terrific and fun premiere and somehow let it morph over the following episodes into just another take-it-or-leave-it show.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Pushing Daisies is fanciful and fun, but sometimes pushes the daisies too hard.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    All three actresses deserve better dialogue than they are given. But the clothes? They speak volumes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Think "The Apprentice" meets "Extreme Home Makeover" and you've got the heartwarming Oprah's Big Give. All shows together equal more Sunday-night tears than a feelgood Lifetime movie marathon.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    I don't know why Tracey Ullman's State of the Union isn't funny. Maybe it's just that the whole thing comes across as too jaded, or maybe impersonating and skewering people also requires that the comic walk the fine line between funny and cruel. And honestly, cruel stops well short of knee-slapper.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Aside from learning that paddle-whacking still exists, the rest of the show is as dull and dimwitted as the students.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Given that, let me also say that virtual sets don't make up for virtual plots. Not that Sanctuary doesn't have its moments, and those moments might prove to be fast and furious after tonight's two-hour premiere when the show goes to a more manageable one-hour format.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Taken from a British series (although there is enough cribbing off American shows to make it seem all too familiar), this less-than-compelling knock-off follows Hood, who like House makes house calls--or in this case, crime calls.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The chemistry between Winchester and Chirisa is great and very believeable, which goes to the acting ability of both men. It's not easy to make relationships seem real in this out-there fantasy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The Beast is weighted down by a concept that was already tired when Moses was a teenager -wizened, jaded rogue cop teaches rookie the ways of the streets and blah, blah, blah. But Swayze brings to the role, as Rourke did in "The Wrestler," the kind of seriousness that only real-life suffering can impart.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Yes, it is all kind of dopey and has that "been there/ done that" feel. But Fillion is so right for the part and carries the show so well that he makes the show more fun than it deserves for an otherwise by-the-book procedural.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    If you've never had an in terested suitor impose the Big Gesture on you, then ABC's revival of the 1990s dramedy Cupid is so not up your alley that you may as well live on Mt. Olympus. And that just happens to be where Cupid (Bobby Cannavale) comes from in this sweet, not-horrible show.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The series--a replacement of sorts for "Life On Mars" as the strange, spiritually-infused cop show--definitely has its moments, and they aren't as few and far between as I'd imagined.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It's written like a dopey daytime soap, it basically makes no sense, but it sure is silly good fun.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    I'm happy to report that this season, there's More Blood! More Torture! More Killing! and More Intrigue! than last season.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Don't get me wrong, there are some good laughs here, but there's also the threat that 30 Rock could easily turn into that thing the writers relentlessly make fun of--TV shows and stars that are too smug, too smart and too out-of-touch for their own good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    When the show returns Sunday night, it's all business and not much pleasure for the Henrickson clan--and, in some ways, for us viewers, as well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    10 Things is silly, mindless fun and the actors are all terrific in that silly, mindless fun way that Disney teens tend to be.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Shepherd is the star, and she does a good job of, er, Shepherding the show and making her character very likeable and accessable. I only wish the women characters were deliberately funny, instead of being accidentally funny from being stupid.

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