For 1,457 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Cavemen: Season 1
Score distribution:
1457 tv reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    The Odd Couple is genial--but not hilarious--multi-cam sitcom business as usual.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Viewers who crave a nostalgic kick for single-case crime dramas of the late 1990s might find something to like here but for viewers seeking a more contemporary style of storytelling, there are no TV firsts in Murder in the First.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Not wild enough, not funny enough, Wedding Band comes off as merely OK entertainment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Te pilot episode was written by Michaela Watkins ("Trophy Wife") and Damon Jones ("Peep Show"), who write to Ms. Coupe's comedic strengths while also peppering the background with amusing comic gags (viewers who pay closer attention will reap the most laughs from "Benched"). A second episode sent for review was less funny than the pilot and the plot was also a head-scratcher.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    It's a cute, generally uplifting concept but I'm not sure it will work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Some of his jokes--about the pope’s privates, AIDS and Whitney Houston’s relationship with crack--probably gave an equal number of viewers reason for concern about taste, or elation that Mr. Noah will not pull punches. Senior Mars correspondent Roy Wood Jr. (“Sullivan & Son”) made a strong first impression joking about which black celebrities might get a chance to visit Mars.... Mr. Noah’s least interesting segment was an interview with comic actor Kevin Hart.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Bunga stops a gazelle stampede with a big old passing of gas heard and shown in all its green-hued glory. Kids will love it, of course, and it's certainly better than fighting turtles but between tarnishing memories of the original film and that shouting honey badger, Return of the Road won't encourage co-viewing among children and their parents.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    They’re remaking The Tomorrow People and the results are just kind of “meh.”
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Tries too hard to be tough, but fans of crime dramas might get hooked anyway. [12 Jun 2005]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Karen Sisco is a cool cocktail. It's not my taste, but it might be yours. [1 Oct 2003, p.E-1]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    To be sure, Grace and Frankie is better than CBS’s recent “Odd Couple” reboot but Grace and Frankie does feel like a network sitcom (minus the laugh track), maybe “Friends: The Golden Years” if the focus was on Monica and Phoebe (and if Chandler and Joey became a couple).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    The Originals deserves credit for a mostly clear set-up for newcomers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Killing Reagan is pretty much the expected, rote bio movie of the assassination attempt on President Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. (Kyle S. More).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    You may not come away knowing whether you like it, but you won't be bored.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Dollhouse isn't awful, but neither is it remarkably good. It's a passable hour of entertainment that shows potential to improve but flails and confuses (and occasionally bores) from the start.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    The songs, while hummable, aren't all that memorable, but the jokes about surf movies are amusing, although sure to be lost on the film's target audience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    So much about Incorporated is predictable and rote, it's tough to buy into the story or its characters.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    To be fair, "Three Wishes" is touching. It is heartwarming to see nice things done for people in need. But it also feels like the show manipulates viewers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    The show is becoming somewhat repetitive and a bit dull to the point that it feels like Downton, already renewed for a fifth season, needs to wrap it up sooner rather than later lest it overstay its welcome.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Madigan Men fails creatively for one simple reason. Its rhythms are all wrong for a sitcom filmed in front of a studio audience. This show is screaming to be a single camera comedy shot on film, similar to "Sex and the City." The humor is subtle. It doesn't warrant the guffaws of the studio audience that interrupt its natural flow. [6 Oct 2000, p.44]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    A perfectly serviceable teen drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    The investigations are intriguing. The investigators are blah, their relationships a poorly defined muddle. [6 Oct 2000, p.44]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    It’s a serviceable drama that’s well-calibrated to the interests of the Bravo audience but it seems unlikely to appeal beyond that particular subset of viewers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    The over-long season premiere--it's 63 minutes without commercials, so expect it to run close to 90 minutes on air; set yoru DVR accordingly--feels disjointed and the characters seem underdeveloped.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Mr. Kinnear certainly has the charm to play this rakish character, and the overstuffed pilot introduces a lot of characters who might help propel the series' stories in the future. But if "House" is the model, Rake is a somewhat stale successor.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Code Black brings nothing new to the genre, except, perhaps, more chaos than usual for an ER show, and the dialogue is heavy with exposition and barked medical show cliches.... It benefits from a strong cast and a brisk pace, so there’s reason to hope for improvement.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Fans of teen soaps may enjoy Happyland for the lark that it is but veterans of the genre may also move on quickly: Even the happiest place on earth gets old after a while, and the same goes for what’s ultimately a likeable but fairly generic series.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    "10 Items" isn't a great comedy yet, but it often takes time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    It's possible that Hung will lighten up as time goes on. The weak ending to Sunday's pilot is trite and feels like a half-hearted effort to be uplifting. It doesn't work.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    TNT’s Proof is not a terrible show, but it is a terribly ordinary TNT drama.

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