For 610 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 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Linda Stasi's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Better Off Ted: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Gigolos: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 70 out of 610
610 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Hotel Hell is as much fun as the others [shows], even if the formula has been used so many times, you're ready for a new dish.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The scenes are always gritty and often very violent, which makes great TV. However, the dialogue? Whew. I mean, seriously? "She is waiting for you with breath bated!"
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The supporting cast, Kate's British co-worker at the bar, BJ ("Do you know what BJ means in my country?") played by Lucy Punch, and Ben's best friend Tommy (Echo Kellum), are the glue that holds this bro and sister together. Or at least this show together.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It remains to be seen if Underemployed will have time to spread its dramatic wings and shake off its ham-fisted preachiness--but it's off to a promising, if predictable, start.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Life Is But A Dream is a vanity project that could have been a helluva film--if she had given up control and let the story tell itself.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    The thing that does give this show its grounding is the acting. Dancy is a perfect, tortured soul; Fishburne is everyman with a brain; and Mads Mikkelsen is perfectly named. What is lacking, though, is any respite from the darkness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    If yet one more cop show about the brash young rookie and the older, tired guy thisclose to retirement is enough to make you go completely insane and start watching, say, “Smash” or something equally upsetting, then for sure you want to stay away from Golden Boy. However, if you love cop shows that aren’t really procedurals so much as stories about the internal politicking of the NYPD, than maybe Golden Boy is just what you’re looking for.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It ain’t Hitchcock, but it ain’t bad. Too bad it ain’t new.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    If you will miss Spartacus when it ends--and you like your history with a big dose of campy fun--this one’s for you, Shield Maiden.
    • 44 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    This new series [is] often very good and just as often very dull.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    While Swank and Blethyn make everything they’re in more remarkable for their presence, the movie plays more like a based-on-fact Lifetime flick than an HBO work of fiction.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Suspend disbelief and you’ll have fun, but believe and you’re in trouble.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It’s all OK, but the problem is that there still isn’t anyone to really care much about.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Despite being loving and sweet, the documentary feels four decades too late and a million dollars short if Cher was really serious about why she made this movie--to help Holt achieve her life-long dream of a singing career.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    Siberia can be pretty annoying with the shaky single-camera and fake reality premise and all--but then it picks up in the last ten minutes when things go horribly wrong and the best character in the bunch gets killed off.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Linda Stasi
    It ain’t brain surgery and nobody’s going to win any Emmys, but that’s not why fans watch Hallmark.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 65 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    Something part good and part incredibly, unforgivably smarmy.
    • 80 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]
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    This show could use some brain surgery itself.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Linda Stasi
    These pros deserve better than bad jokes and swinging doors.