For 958 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 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
958 tv reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    There's a cool, no-nonsense attitude about Southland that may make it more challenging for viewers to embrace than some other shows, but this cop drama has so many strong performances and enough nuanced writing that it remains one of the better dramas currently in prime time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Enjoyably challenging TV.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It's a generally strong episode as House attempts to annoy his doctors so much that they'll sign off on his departure.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    A gripping tale of police investigation and a criminal's mischief-making.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    It's not a bad show, just nothing special or innovative. It's another plot-driven, bland character drama from executive producer Dick Wolf. [29 Sept 2001, p.C-6]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    "Doctor Who" fans may get a little more out of "An Adventure in Space and Time" than non-Whovians. However, even for those who don't watch "Doctor Who" regularly, it's a terrifically entertaining period piece with a lot of heart and appreciation for TV history.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    "I'm living like there is no tomorrow because there isn't one." Not a pretty sentiment, to be sure, but it makes for an intriguing character in what's likely to be the best new summer series of 2007.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    It's a mildly entertaining reality series designed to encourage controversy to draw viewers and goose ratings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's obvious from the start that a familiar hand is at work in the storytelling, and 27-year-old Mr. Smith is as game as his predecessors in committing whole-hog to the crazy and delivering the drama.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Owen
    The same old thing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    There's definitely some amusing moments but the show will have limited appeal.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    Mr. Elba remains a magnetic presence, but as with all damaged heroes, Luther presents a problem for drama writers: Heal him and he's less interesting; perpetuate his damage and the show gets repetitive. Luther seems stuck in the latter cycle.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Owen
    No question, "Big Brother 2" makes for better TV than its boring predecessor, but it's still no "Survivor." [7 Jul 2001]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The relationship plots are less interesting to me than the comedy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    The show is subtitled, which helps viewers understand the thick accents and British slang, but the whole thing is a bit nihilistic and the characters come across as somewhat debased.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    A smart, astute political thriller/soap worthy of comparison to the shows that air on HBO and Showtime.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The Birthday Boys is a consistently funny show for viewers who are regular consumers of pop culture and recognize the elements from TV and film that are being spoofed.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Tonight's pilot suffers from a few up-the-ante, "look-at-me!" moments, like when Coop grabs Jackie's breast and claims it's a nervous tic. Future episodes are more grounded and less desperate to shock for the sake of grabbing viewer (and network) attention, but they're no less enthralling with both drama and humor.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    If you have the patience and good humor to let the back stories and mysteries unfold in the 109 minutes of the first episode, you'll enjoy spending time with Mma Ramotswe and getting to know the landscape of her beloved Botswana, a peaceful nation in southern Africa.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An animated series with an odd mix of historical figures and parodies of teen-appeal TV, advertising and music. It's a bizarre combination, to be sure, but it works. [12 Jan 2003, p.D-3]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Huff is not a bad show, it just doesn't feel sufficiently new. Both structurally and thematically, it shares some similarities to the more outrageous and, frankly, more fun "Nip/Tuck" on FX. [7 Nov 2004, p.TV-5]
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Owen
    There's little that's surprising let alone interesting about Carpoolers despite the best efforts of an enthusiastic cast, most notably O'Connell.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    In the Flesh offers a fresh, clever take on the zombie story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    The right sitcom at the right time. Well-cast, well written and actually funny (imagine that!), this one's a keeper. [22 Sept 2003, p.D-8]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    If the early Ashes episodes are representative of the series, this show will indeed be good fun.