For 1,411 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Mad Men: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 Cavemen: Season 1
Score distribution:
1411 tv reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Set in the offices of Veridian Dynamics, a behemoth conglomerate, this single-camera, laugh-track-free comedy is the funniest show ABC has birthed in quite some time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The first hour is a little slow, somewhat pacey at times--it clocks in at 56 minutes, not the usual 42 minutes, and will run one hour and 10 minutes with commercials--but it does a fine job of setting up the story and introducing the characters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Fans of legal dramas should be intrigued by Phil Spector, a well-paced 90-minute character-driven film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Viewers who can handle the twists and turns will be intrigued, particularly by Mr. Spader's performance.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a high-quality reality show about creating a mid-range dining experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The series performs a deft balancing act, creating sympathetic characters in a nontraditional family that viewers care about while making polygamy look like a much bigger relationship headache than any two-person union.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The Defenders is a standard-issue legal drama, but Mr. Belushi and Mr. O'Connell bring a playful exuberance to their roles that allows the series to rise above its trappings.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The easily offended should steer clear, but viewers with an appreciation for outrageous humor are likely to have a good laugh watching Little Britain USA.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There’s a lot of dark humor in Spotless--another “Breaking Bad” hallmark--and while the twists may not be quite as twisty, many are still surprising enough to make Spotless one of TV’s better thrillers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There's no question about the quality of this relentlessly suspenseful drama about former high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who turns to drug dealing to raise money for his family after he receives a terminal cancer diagnosis. Whether viewers can stand the nerve jangling they're in for as season two begins will be decided on an individual basis.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A charming comedy-drama about finding new love late in life and all the complications that come with any coupling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The Bridge becomes more intriguing as it gets deeper into the pilot's 90-minute run time.The characters are not as immediately winning as those on FX's "The Americans," but the plot of the pilot raises plenty of questions that should bring viewers back.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    What sets Carrier apart is the amount of time devoted to this single topic, a whopping 10 hours. I made it through the first three hours without losing interest, but I wonder how many viewers will gut it out for the duration.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A quality series that's the TV equivalent of comfort food, the emergence of Eli Stone from the Hollywood firmament may qualify as a minor miracle among more cynical viewers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The radio show is so much about voice and language and storytelling, I worried that the TV folks would mess it up. Luckily, the radio show's host, Ira Glass, hasn't allowed that to happen.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Knowledge of the past movies is unnecessary to follow Ash vs. Evil Dead, but an appreciation for scenery chewing and sometimes cheesy special effects will come in handy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    If the early Ashes episodes are representative of the series, this show will indeed be good fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It’s definitely a slow-burn start to season three, but aspects of episode two suggest viewer patience will be rewarded--eventually.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Through the first four episodes of the new season, Orphan Black maintains the terrific mix introduced in season one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Gortimer is the rare series that's creative, occasionally funny and engaging in its own subdued manner.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Smart and consistently funny, ABC’s The Muppets is the closest any broadcast network gets to a comedy home run this fall.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Arthur & George benefits from a quicker pace than the average period mystery, and a charming performance by Mr. Clunes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Although some viewers will find it difficult to watch the stories of real people in their last months and moments of life, there's an uplifting quality to the series because of the sheer humanity on display.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a timely look at cultural differences and a timeless depiction of young friendship. It's that rare TV comedy with both humor and heart.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There's no question that A Gifted Man is the network's best, most creatively successful effort in the past five years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A grand soap opera of epic proportions, Game of Thrones can be a bit talky in some episodes, but the series draws a viewer in with well-defined characters and a multitude of simultaneous stories whose plot turns are generally unpredictable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Orange is the New Black proves to be a smart, solid, entertaining effort for the online streaming service.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Lost itself has a certain intriguing quality that makes it worth coming back for more. [19 Sept 2005, p.TV-5]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The best new fall drama.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A high-gloss series with production values just as significant as what we see on American TV, it's worth checking into Hotel Babylon if you're seeking a respite from reality--TV shows or otherwise.

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