For 1,213 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Boomtown: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Do Not Disturb: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,213 tv reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An engrossing, humanizing portrait of the British monarch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Smart and well-acted with clearly defined heroes and villains--all painted in varying shades of gray--this Chicago-set show feels familiar and new at the same time.
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There's no question this intriguing, seductive series is set to a slow boil. ... But this series picks up its pace in future episodes. Anyone taken with the dark mystery of "Twin Peaks" or "American Gothic" is advised to stay tuned.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    NBC only made the premiere available for review, so I can't offer any guarantees that subsequent episodes will not disappoint, but as a pilot, "The Event" gets this series off to a rollicking start.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Ultimately, after eight episodes that wax and wane in intensity, viewers learn whose worldview emerges as the accurate one in this case--Hardy's pessimistic take on human nature or Ellie's more positive outlook. In a small town where everyone knows his or her neighbor, unmasking the killer is almost as wrenching as the crime itself.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    In its first two episodes, AHS returns as a creepy, spooky jolt of unpredictable storytelling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Mockingbird Lane is funny, fanciful, a visual treat and, perhaps surprisingly, full of heart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Big Love succeeds in entertaining through the nuance of its characters, especially perpetually seething Nicki (Chloe Sevigny, queen of the slow burn), one of the three wives of Salt Lake City businessman Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton).
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Despite how outlandish some of the scenarios become, they remain relatable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Wise is one lucky devil. And so are viewers who appreciate lighthearted, supernatural dramas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The first half-hour is all setup, and while entertaining in its own way, with just one character, it's insular and unlike anything else on TV, which is always a tough sell for viewers conditioned to expect more of the same. The second episode gives Phil a much-needed sparring partner, which is funnier than the gags during his solitary existence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's occasionally randy and sophomoric, but there are also some smarts and heart mixed in.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Fans of the original are likely to enjoy this follow-up, which improves in succeeding episodes after the somewhat lackluster first entry and those who scratched their heads at the movie are likely to have the same reaction to this prequel series.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a rollicking adventure with decent special effects and better stories and character development than, say, Sci Fi Channel's "Eureka."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Happy Endings excels at fearless humor that's sometimes shocking, not because it's gratuitous, but because it's an unexpected surprise--and a welcome one at that.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Terrific performances make it a movie worth seeing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Often profane and occasionally offensive, Louie won't be to every viewer's taste, but it's a more interesting show than many with a definitive point of view.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's so funny and so well-done on so many levels, the Conchords definitely deserve to be discovered by a wide TV audience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a clever, funny hour that's written in rhyme with imaginative songs threaded throughout.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    t's an entertaining episode that doesn't fall into the pacing trap so often seen in "Sherlock" where there's not enough story to hold the show up through its 90-minute running time. (Episode two fares worse in this regard, although it's still an entertaining outing.)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The Middle is funny enough to merit a weekly visit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    How sadly true and truly funny. [25 Sept 2001, p.C-1]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Writer/creator Patrick Sean Smith gives Greek a greater sense of light-hearted fun that seems more authentic to the real-world experience of college as "the best years."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Maximum Bob maximizes its dark humor in satisfyingly loopy ways. [4 Aug 1998, p.E-1]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Aside from a few head-scratcher terms (GBH = "grievous bodily harm"), lawyers and judges wearing white wigs while in court (the judge in the premiere looks like she's got a poodle on her head) and occasionally impenetrable accents, Law & Order: UK should be remarkably familiar to fans of the original series.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    With so few traditional sitcoms on the air this year, the new ones had better be good. Happily for viewers, Fox's "Back to You" and CBS's Big Bang Theory qualify as generally welcome newcomers.

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