For 1,084 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 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Torchwood (UK): Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,084 tv reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    There's exactly one funny moment in the dreadful Fox sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Subtlety is not this show's strong suit. That lack of tonal balance dooms the show.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The show is gleefully rude in keeping with Ms. Handler's personal style, but 8:30 p.m. seems way too early for explicit sex jokes.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Kath & Kim is based on an Australian hit series of the same name but this Americanized version is an unpleasant way to pass a half-hour.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Flash Gordon is a victim of pedestrian scripting. Worse yet, the characters are forced to spout too much exposition that betrays what should be the characters' natural reactions.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    An awful show about awful people.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Seriously lacking in laughs.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    There's a lot that's terrible about Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.... But this show adds additional layers of hypocrisy and silliness.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    The CW's Beauty is laughably bad in myriad ways. There's no sense of star-crossed lovers, just a plasticized romance between a Cover Girl and a glum, anger-prone male model.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It feels both orchestrated and dated, like a show whose time came and went around the same TV era that "Home Improvement" aired in.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    A disappointingly sex-obsessed sitcom.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    With Gigolos, Showtime takes a topic that should be provocative and turns it into nothing more than "The Real Man Whores of Las Vegas."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    H8R feels contrived whether there's a happy ending or not, so there's not much point in watching except perhaps for the initial confrontation between the hater and the object of his/her scorn if that's the kind of uncomfortable drama you crave.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Hey, with a name like Charlie's Angels, at least viewers have a pretty good idea of what they're going to get: action, attractive women and gorgeous locations--but not much else.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Rob Owen
    There's nothing clever or original in American Body Shop, a disappointing waste of time and squandering of Comedy Central's resources.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Viewers who like their comedy broad, loud and silly might take a liking to this "Odd Couple"-like sitcom.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Filled with terrible dialogue.
    • 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
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    It's all a bunch of mush, but I suspect it's mush that will find a receptive audience.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Miscast and only intermittently funny, Jezebel James misfires on all cylinders.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    The laugh track is far too enthusiastic for the lame attempts at comedy on display here.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    The whole lot are a terrible example of, well, humanity, and the only reason to spend time with them is to feel superior, which most viewers probably are.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Owen
    Watching this one gave me a headache in about 17 minutes. You've been warned.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    Never thought a TV comedy would leave me wistful for Silverman's NBC bomb "The Single Guy," but "In Case of Emergency" manages to do just that.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    "Desire" features better production values than a daytime soap, but just as wooden acting by its no-name cast and terrible dialogue.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    Whatever her faults, Ms. Lohan is not the film's biggest problem. That would be the script, which fails to introduce characters or even explain plot developments.

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