For 1,152 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 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
1,152 tv reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Girls grew on me. As annoying as the characters can be, they also evince recognizable traits in absurdly realistic situations.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    "Big Day" doesn't feel like a big hit, but it is intermittently amusing.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Early on, Band of Brothers is more methodical, less emotional due to its large, unwieldy cast. Once the uniformed soldiers put their helmets on, it's tough to tell them apart. If you're like me, you'll spend too much time trying to figure out who just got killed to work up much sympathy for the mystery victim. [9 Sept 2001, p.TV-5]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Southland" remains a stand-out series for its gritty, on-the-street scenes of police work and the engrossing stories of its characters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    If you're a fan of nuanced, character-driven story-telling, there's no question The Pacific is the superior effort.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It’s a lush production--The costumes! The locations!--that’s still appropriately gritty for its 1529 setting and sure to appeal to fans of historical fiction. But it may be a bit slow-paced for fans of Showtime’s “The Tudors,” which told the same story with more soapy shenanigans and gusto. Mr. Rylance gives a quietly commanding performance as the intelligent, politically astute Cromwell.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    The family comedy gets a welcome and winning update in ABC's Modern Family, the fall's best new sitcom.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Pushing Daisies captivates with an emotionally resonant story and dazzles with its bright visual imagery. Fans of delightfully daft fairy tales, this one's for you.
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    They're not making evolutionary leaps but these men do show enough signs of progress that viewers who appreciated their struggles and triumphs in the first season will have renewed reason to cheer them on in season two.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    it's the danger of Dexter being found out that permeates these episodes, upping the pressure and keeping the series as tense and twisted as it was in season one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Rob Owen
    Filled with dark humor and a mix of quirky and menacing characters, Fargo blends whimsy and tragedy in a highly watchable mix. It's easily the best produced work ever from writer Noah Hawley.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Tonight's premiere has a zippy energy that can be attributed to the writing and Mr. Cumberbatch's riveting, gonzo performance. He plays Sherlock as authoritative and arrogant but also with a hint of excited madness that makes for an engrossing new take on this classic character.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    How sadly true and truly funny. [25 Sept 2001, p.C-1]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    This new season gets off to a rousing start that lives up to high expectations.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    The show squanders any high-mindedness with ridiculous shoot-'em-up scenes reminiscent of any cop show circa 1979.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Rob Owen
    Tonight's season premiere does a fairly good job of wrapping up the sixth season finale and setting the stage to move forward but there's still a fair amount of cleanup to be done.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It all blends together in an entertaining, easily digestible hour.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Writer/series creator Julian Fellowes weaves together an engrossing tapestry of stories, although some of them stretch credulity or peter out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    The Normal Heart sets up a bit of a “this happened, then this happened” rhythm that does not bode well. But just as quickly, the film gets this historical crutch out of its system and begins to explore in greater depth the characters and their relationships.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Rob Owen
    It’s a series about the complications of life, relationships and especially perspective. It’s also the most innovative new TV series of 2014, especially from its fractured approach to storytelling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Revealing more of what makes these characters tick could remove some of the mystery about them, but Portlandia makes a compelling comedic case for offering this backstory.... The humor is broader and funnier in this half-hour [second episode] that also delivers some surprising plot twists whie acknowledging thier "logic problems."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    Even on the rare occasions when those shows [like CSI or Law & Order] tell stories involving the death of a child, they're almost never as raw, palpable and grim as The Killing, an engrossing, well-made drama series that viewers should embrace despite its tough subject matter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    Smart writing, talented actors playing realistic characters and a pace and cinematography reminiscent of HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show" or "Arli$ $ " make Sports Night one of only a handful of new series that warrant viewer attention. There's just one problem: It's a half-hour series that bears more resemblance to a drama than a sitcom. [22 Sept 1998, p.G-7]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    It's a thought-provoking drama that doesn't in its first three episodes seek easy black-and-white answers or scapegoats, painting all its characters in varying shades of gray. And while the characters are flawed, they are not insufferable as on NBC's "The Slap."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rob Owen
    It's still a hugely entertaining show thanks to its charismatic lead actor and the tension that builds in its twisty-turny plots. But when a lead character is a murderous anti-hero, there's a fine line to walk between cheering a righteous vigilante and offering sympathy for the devil.

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