For 1,400 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 Joan of Arcadia: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Cavemen: Season 1
Score distribution:
1400 tv reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    I only made it through the first hour and then I gave up.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    There's little that's magical about the cold, poorly paced Magicians pilot. It takes 16 minutes until Quentin arrives at Brakebills and feels longer. The pilot is rife with drab colors and while the story has potential, it made me want to go find the book rather than watch more of the TV series.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It is indeed sinfully bad.... The plot is predictable and the acting generally hammy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    A lackluster "Sex and the City" companion.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Another single-camera comedy that fails to provide any laughs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The show is inoffensive, tedious pabulum with forced postal humor.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Aggressively dumb, sex-obsessed and occasionally misogynistic.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    Besides being uninspired, "Rules" isn't all that funny.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Everything else that's supposed to be a shock is telegraphed well in advance. Everything meant to surprise falls hopelessly flat. [18 June 1999, p.44]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Missing is like a bad Lifetime movie blown up into a weekly series.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It appears Freddie Prinze Jr. studied at the Matt LeBlanc School of Acting given his mumbling performance and nice-guy-cum-neanderthal portrayal of Freddie Moreno.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    To be blunt, Starz’s Blunt Talk is spectacularly unfunny.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Dresden's investigations amount to a lot of ho-hum hokum... and his relationships are largely paint-by-number bland.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    "Out of Practice" relies on trite misunderstandings and crude dialogue, both go-to gags for uninspired sitcom scribes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    We can suspend disbelief when watching “Jurassic World” because it’s dinosaurs, but when the predators are zoo animals, it’s a greater challenge to take seriously.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    "Just Legal" is just tedious.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The pilot exudes lots of flash (many things blow up, lots of gunfire) and little heart. The characters lack any spark of life and depth. [8 Oct 1999, p.40]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The miniseries asks a lot of patience on the part of viewers and gives too little in return.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    "Vanished" is a show that should leave viewers begging for more, but instead engenders more of a shrug because nothing in the pilot is convincing -- not the characters, not the setting, not the performances.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Utterly unpleasant and unfunny, Fox's dispiriting Sons of Tucson may be the worst comedy series of a generally winning 2009-10 TV season.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    [A] silly, unnecessary reboot.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    This comedy is just not funny.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Undateable probably isn’t a show many sitcom fans will want to make a standing date to watch.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It's a shame that the writing makes Off the Map so unwatchable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The Eastwick characters are fairly generic types who are too bland and predictable to be involving.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Blood & Oil offers only musty melodrama befitting its already dated premise.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Love in the Wild is undeniably a waste of time and brain cells.

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