For 1,092 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 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
1,092 tv reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Do No Harm is a ridiculous show with plenty of lines of groaner dialogue.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It’s got a worthy premise that’s larded up with unfunny, over-the-top characterizations.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Like so many of these relationship reality shows, The Bachelor is cheesy and the whiff of desperation wafting off the contestants is strong. A preview for future episodes promises jealousy, back stabbing and cat fights as the bachelorettes vie for the main man...What do you want to bet this one won't make the National Organization for Women's Top 10? [22 Mar 2002, p.36]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The Hero is not all that exciting but the production values are top-notch and the location (Panama) somewhat unique.... Rather than three shows, one show would be best: Make The Rock the host, use the settings of "72 Hours" and the casting of "Race to the Scene" and viewers would be much better off than watching any of these individual new programs.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Rather than three shows, one show would be best: Make The Rock the host, use the settings of 72 Hours and the casting of "Race to the Scene" and viewers would be much better off than watching any of these individual new programs.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It is indeed sinfully bad.... The plot is predictable and the acting generally hammy.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Here comes "Trouble," big, bad, ugly ratings trouble. [6 Oct 2000, p.44]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    I know "Survivor." I watch "Survivor." You, "Big Brother," are no "Survivor." [7 Jul 2000]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    I suppose sadomasochists or anyone craving abuse will enjoy "Hell's Kitchen," but I won't be tuning in again. [29 May 2005]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Everything on the show feels outlined, if not scripted.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The screenplay seems more likely to have been transcribed by those guys with the plot dreamed up by an imaginative child or a drunken fanboy. Visually, the film is poorly directed sometimes to a point of such incoherence that it's not always clear what's going on, who's talking, etc. And the ending is laughably awkward.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    A bigger problem is that Super Fun Night still isn’t all that funny.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The show is so manic, particularly Mr. Hayes’ performance, that it’s clearly trying too hard--and painfully obvious set-up dialogue.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The show is inoffensive, tedious pabulum with forced postal humor.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The show's concept is kind of interesting: Two women (one in 1209 France, another in the present day) are connected through time but after giving the miniseries about 40 minutes, I gave up in favor of a new episode of FX's "Fargo."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Backpakers benefits from filming on location in Europe but that can’t make up for the lowest common denominator escapades, which play like an unfunny, made-for-TV “Road Trip.”
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The lead actors are slightly improved -- although Erik von Detten's hair is more expressive than his face -- but the story plods like one of the less graceful dinosaurs on screen.
    • 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
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Fox executives could have saved substantial production costs and achieved basically the same boring result by filming 14 randy monkeys in a cage containing only 10 bananas.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Manhattan Love Story is simply an unfunny study in tired male/female stereotypes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The first hour is a deadly dull slog. Viewers get plopped into the action without much effort to provide context and then there are flashbacks to confuse matters further.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Overcooked and preposterous to the point of being laughable.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    The laugh track is far too enthusiastic for the lame attempts at comedy on display here.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    An often lighthearted medical show set in a Los Angeles fertility clinic, NBC's "Inconceivable" lacks the grit of "ER," the heart of "Scrubs" and the soapy shenanigans of "Grey's Anatomy," leaving an empty husk of a series.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Filled with terrible dialogue.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Seriously lacking in laughs.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Problem is, the characters are neither likeable enough to cheer for nor despicable enough to loathe. They're just sort of unformed lumps of gray clay with a few stereotypical streaks of color.

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