For 1,410 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 The Affair: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
1410 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The Easy Money production values are low all-around but they wouldn't be as noticeable if the characters and tedious story sparked to life. They don't, and it doesn't.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Showing the evidence really adds nothing as the story twists, turns and contorts itself in an attempt to keep viewers from tuning out before the hour is up.
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    A soapy, shallow look at how gossip is currency in Hollywood.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The show squanders any high-mindedness with ridiculous shoot-'em-up scenes reminiscent of any cop show circa 1979.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Where the travails, conquests and bad behavior in "Entourage" come off as dramatic, clever and imaginative, "Sons of Hollywood" is just like any other celebreality show: More boorish behavior by rich people.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    Never mind the unbelievable premise -- the way the audience is introduced to it is so strained it's painful to watch.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    Just as awful as "Locusts" was.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    There's no need to go any further. Testees makes "Kath & Kim" look smart and savvy, a nearly impossible feat.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    The pilot plot... follows a well-worn path of sitcoms traceable back to when cavemen acted them out with large dinosaur bones as props.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Merlin looks, well, typically British with shoddy production values. Worse, it tells dull stories.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    It had a weak pilot to begin with, but the second episode is even more of a tedious bore.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Romijin... [is] too cold and aloof to play the lead.
    • 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
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    One of the more awful projects to hit CBS prime time in years.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    American television networks have aired many ridiculous reality shows, but The CW's Farmer Wants a Wife is a master class in televised inanity.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    In a way, Unhitched reminds me of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" in its attempts to shock, but this new series feels more manufactured and far less likely to become a cult hit.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    By the end of the third episode of the second season there have been multiple hookups and breakups, enough to make your head spin or bore you to tears. Alas, I found myself experiencing more of the latter.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    I'll give "Unan1mous" this: At least it's more efficient than some reality shows, wasting only a half-hour of a viewer's time. But that's still 30 minutes you don't have to spend wallowing in this muck.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    When it comes to both character and story, there's really not much in "Conviction" viewers haven't seen before.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    This story of two computer I.T. guys and their computer illiterate boss is overly obvious and plays on stereotypes in an over-the-top way that may have been au courant in the '80s but feels woefully dated today.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    There's nothing wrong with TV Land trying to revive the old-school, multi-camera sitcom but the pilot for this show wouldn't have cut it in the 1980s.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    At first glance... it comes off as silly sci-fi, a not-so-intriguing series that wades into all-too-similar waters as two other fall shows. The difference in this one is that the water is noticeably more shallow.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It's difficult to imagine many "Dancing" viewers will be suckered into watching this unimaginative, predictable comedy series for more than the first couple of minutes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    The biggest problem with "so noTORIous" is that the laughs, when they come, are few and far between.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    I know "Survivor." I watch "Survivor." You, "Big Brother," are no "Survivor." [7 Jul 2000]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Maybe in an airy Broadway theater the issues the show attempts to explore would play better, but on TV The Slap suffocates, packed with too many awful characters I don't want to spend another moment watching.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Rob Owen
    A disapointing and largely laughless comedy set in an upscale New York City hotel.... Do Not Disturb? Try, Do Not Watch.

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