Steven Linan

Steven Linan
Steven Linan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Times
Publications: Los Angeles Times

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
14% Hype: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2001) If flatulence and ugly caricatures are your idea of fun, this is the show for you. With "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," "The X-Files" and network movies attracting most of America, all the hyperbole in the world won't help "Hype." - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
No Score Yet Yes, Dear: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2006) What can you say about a standard sitcom that boasts one good sight gag in 30 minutes? - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
67% Nikki: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2002) First Impressions: Opposites attract in this lightweight comedy. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
40% Girlfriends: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2008) Laughs are few and far between in this dismal, derivative sitcom. Making matters worse, Joan occasionally stares into the camera and talks to the audience, a hoary gimmick that was done to death last season. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
83% Ed: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2004) First Impressions: A potentially sweet treat in the vein of "Northern Exposure." - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
40% Boston Public: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2005) First Impressions: The prolific, Emmy-winning Kelley got the green light for this unpreviewed show without producing a prototype, which illustrates their faith in his talent. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
42% The $treet: Season 1 (TV, 2000) It's been a stellar year for [Darren] Star, but his stock falls here. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
No Score Yet The Legend of Tarzan: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2003) In short, it just doesn't swing. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
No Score Yet Queen of Swords: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2001) In what must have been a prerequisite for the show, a few members of this underwhelming cast have invested their time in fencing lessons. What they really required, however, was more acting lessons. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
No Score Yet Resurrection Blvd.: Season 2 (TV, 2000-2002) [Resurrection Blvd.] doesn't play like a soap opera, which is good. But it doesn't really work as hard-hitting drama, either. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
No Score Yet Soul Food: Season 2 (TV, 2000-2004) Where Resurrection is brought down by boxing cliches, Soul Food seems fresher, more involving and, yes, easier to swallow. It's enough to make us come back for second helpings. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
38% Ink: Season 1 (TV, 1996-1997) While the premiere may not generate big laughs, it is a polished, nicely written effort from Murphy Brown creator Diane English... It is certainly superior to the pilot that was scrapped by the network. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
30% Working: Season 1 (TV, 1997-1999) Future scripts can be sharper -- with a little work. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
70% Linc's: Season 1 (TV, 1998-2000) Clearly, Reid and fellow creator Susan Fales-Hill are striving for an edgy, issue-oriented mix of character-driven ensemble comedy and pathos, but they only get it partially right in the debut. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
92% Buddy Faro: Season 1 (TV, 1998) If [Mark] Frost's writers can sustain the polish of his premiere, he could have a winner on his hands. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
No Score Yet Lost on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 0-1997) Too silly for adults and too coarse for kids, "Earth" is a lost cause. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
No Score Yet Relic Hunter: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2002) Though "Relic" is a cut above Lee's action-oriented antics, it's in need of brisk pacing and sturdier stories. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
80% Samurai Jack: Season 1 (TV, 0) Tartakovsky places an emphasis on action and pacing, relying on striking art direction and James L. Venable's evocative score. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
38% Andromeda: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2005) Kevin Sorbo hops from Hercules to hokum with the debut of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, a been-there, zapped-that science-fiction show premiering today. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018