For 1,103 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Cavemen: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,103 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    In its early episodes, Tyrant is as engaging when it focuses on family drama as when it veers more in the direction of taut, serialized, political thriller.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    [Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash) are] both terrible people in a myriad ways, and yet, they really seem to connect, which allows “You’re the Worst” to evince an acidic sweetness through its bleakness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The first hour is a little slow, somewhat pacey at times--it clocks in at 56 minutes, not the usual 42 minutes, and will run one hour and 10 minutes with commercials--but it does a fine job of setting up the story and introducing the characters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A smart, deliberately paced, closed-ended miniseries.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Maximum Bob maximizes its dark humor in satisfyingly loopy ways. [4 Aug 1998, p.E-1]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Fans of “Six Feet Under” are likely to enjoy Transparent while those who find characters who make consistently poor choices frustrating and may be less enamored. “Transparent” isn’t funny all that often, but at its heart it does tell a relatively new, original story in a way that’s grounded and heartfelt without being at all saccharine.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Cute, light and--most importantly--funny.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The first three hours of the new season that Showtime made available for review suggest Homeland is up for new challenges that move the show somewhat closer in tone to “24” while still maintaining a prestige sheen that it’s smarter, less formulaic and more believable than the Fox terrorism drama.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Taken on its own, Marry Me offers a fast-moving, often hilarious debut episode that traffics in pop culture references as it establishes Annie as the loon and Jake as the tolerant, abiding guy who loves her.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Mom remains funny, thanks in large part to the great work of Allison Janney as Christy's potty-mouthed mom, Bonnie. And the show continues to make excellent use of actress Mimi Kennedy (now a series regular and pictured above at left) as a foil for Bonnie and friend to Christy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It takes some time to sink into the story--Olive (Frances McDormand, “Fargo”) herself is cold and aloof--but by Monday’s second part of the miniseries as viewers see the characters age through a 25-year period, there’s a relatability that starts to sink in as viewers come to recognize the damage one generation can inflict on the next.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Gortimer is the rare series that's creative, occasionally funny and engaging in its own subdued manner.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Three years may seem like a long wait for the next “Toy Story” film but if the Disney-Pixar bosses want to fill the gap by turning loose the imaginations of their team on entertaining, wildly creative shorts like Toy Story that Time Forgot, fans will surely approve.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a clever, funny hour that's written in rhyme with imaginative songs threaded throughout.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Whether Empire can sustain these running plots remains to be seen.... But the pilot suggests Empire could become [an] addictive, juicy prime-time soap.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Rob Owen
    This everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to storytelling does not help Black Box to be taken seriously.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It is a well-made little show of horrors that's likely to scare and thrill its target audience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Cute but not overly cuddly, there's an authenticity to the relationships in "Mother" that makes it a comedy worth meeting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Though the characters are quite different, "Earl" somehow brings to mind NBC's "Ed," perhaps because both shows feature a cast of oddballs and are ultimately uplifting, heartwarming portraits of people trying to do good by making a fresh start.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    "Sex" proves to be a series with loads of appeal for viewers still mourning the cancellation of "Melrose Place."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Better than average.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    "Related" won't be for everyone, especially viewers lacking estrogen, but it is a quality weekly "chick flick" for TV.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It's an entertaining hour sure to appeal to fans of A&E's equally fast-paced British import "MI-5."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    "Mrs. Harris" is interesting but not intimate. It's cold, aloof and distant, much like the relationship it depicts between the principal characters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    By the third episode... "Big Love" becomes an addictive treat.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    A lively comedy.

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