For 1,147 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Joan of Arcadia: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Cavemen: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,147 tv reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Kath & Kim is based on an Australian hit series of the same name but this Americanized version is an unpleasant way to pass a half-hour.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Lousy writing and stale characters rule in Malibu Country.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Subtlety is not this show's strong suit. That lack of tonal balance dooms the show.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It gets bogged down by so many procedural elements that all the character moments get squished and forced out around the edges, resulting in an uninteresting blob of an overly familiar TV show.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Mostly it's the story of a sex-starved, immature, lazy guy who flings dog poop into his neighbor's yard. NBC has done something similar by inflicting this show on the viewing public. [24 Sept 2002, p.C-6]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It feels both orchestrated and dated, like a show whose time came and went around the same TV era that "Home Improvement" aired in.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Romijin... [is] too cold and aloof to play the lead.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The pilot is not that funny as it trades in predictable gags about a woman who's competent at the office but a mess in her personal life.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    With Gigolos, Showtime takes a topic that should be provocative and turns it into nothing more than "The Real Man Whores of Las Vegas."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Hey, with a name like Charlie's Angels, at least viewers have a pretty good idea of what they're going to get: action, attractive women and gorgeous locations--but not much else.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The show is inoffensive, tedious pabulum with forced postal humor.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Twists begin to pile up like they're falling out of a How To Write Noir handbook. And that may be the show's biggest problem: It feels contrived, which makes the audience feel manipulated.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The Eastwick characters are fairly generic types who are too bland and predictable to be involving.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    "Just Legal" is just tedious.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The primary problem with all this bragging is that it takes time away from seeing the designs, which would seem to be the show's purported raison d'etre.... Million Dollar Decorators also suffers from feeling completely constructed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Aggressively dumb, sex-obsessed and occasionally misogynistic.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The show is gleefully rude in keeping with Ms. Handler's personal style, but 8:30 p.m. seems way too early for explicit sex jokes.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The show is a manipulative tearjerker that uses this poor guy's real-life death sentence to milk tears out of viewers. And that makes it a little icky to watch. It's great that Childs gets all sorts of adventures but the blatant effort to wring tears out of viewers made me uncomfortable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    A lackluster "Sex and the City" companion.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Unlike "Jackie," nothing in Mercy feels real or believable, particularly the naivete of the recent grad student newbie nurse, who acts as if she's never been in a hospital.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    One can’t help but wish all this meta commentary had been grafted onto a better story and a better movie that didn’t feel like such a cheap rush job.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    For anyone who's seen the "Spider-Man" films (or even the last, worst season of NBC's "Heroes"), there's little to recommend about this new series that has its bloated, two-hour debut.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Men at Work is mostly an unfunny, uninteresting look at four work buddies.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Everything about it feels TV-fake and contrived and throwing Heigl into the mix just heightens the sense that viewers are watching a high-glam actress pretending to be a top U.S. intelligence analyst.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The problem with "Reunion" is that beyond the show's gimmick, there's not much to draw viewers in. The characters lack depth and personality and the situations are -- yawn -- overly familiar.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    "Out of Practice" relies on trite misunderstandings and crude dialogue, both go-to gags for uninspired sitcom scribes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It's a shame that the writing makes Off the Map so unwatchable.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    I know "Survivor." I watch "Survivor." You, "Big Brother," are no "Survivor." [7 Jul 2000]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Writers Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle are certainly inventive, if inventive can mean willing-to-crib-from-sci-fi-culture-past, but the Tin Man story doesn't hang together well.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Missing is like a bad Lifetime movie blown up into a weekly series.

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