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 Deadwood: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Cavemen: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,084 tv reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    A little overheated, too obvious and too cliche-ridden. But it's still an entertaining yarn. [23 Sept 2003, p.B-1]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Still a claustrophobic show, and some of the uncomfortable stories from last year -- especially teenager Matt (John Hensley) and his involvement in a hit and run -- return, but a lot of the themes are at least a little more palatable and thought-provoking. [22 June 2004, p.B-1]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The first hour of Heroes answers enough questions and moves the story forward in such a way that a few "Huh?" moments won't matter as long as they're answered in short order and don't linger for too long.
    • 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."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    To be sure, The Office is an acquired taste and sometimes a challenge to watch. Still, it's at least a worthy follow-up to the original, and it attempts to plot its own course in future episodes. [23 Mar 2005, p.E-1]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 76 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The episode is a fast-moving two hours that answers enough questions to satisfy fans and raises still more questions in an effort to further the intrigue.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    As creator Marc Cherry explained this summer, he wanted to re-set the series and get the stories back to something more closely resembling reality. Sunday's season premiere does that pretty well with some of the women's stories, especially Lynette (Felicty Huffman), whose twins are now terrible teens.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    There is no mistaking "Boston Legal" for anything other than a Kelley office drama. The show and its characters have all the trademark tics that have become his calling card: Quirky cases, outrageous characters, legal arguments as sermons on the mount. Everything is just a little bit heightened, at least when it's not completely over the top; caricatures too often sub for characters. [1 Oct 2004]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    By the third episode... "Big Love" becomes an addictive treat.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    "Thief" offers strong moments aplenty, but what it lacks are strong connections, both between those moments and among some of its characters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It's less aimless and has renewed momentum--even if its plots tread familiar ground.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Pretty funny. Pretty profane, too, but still funny, and a better-realized weekly program than last week's Showtime comedy premiere, "Weeds."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Developments in Brenda's private life also lend the episode some comic relief, which makes "The Closer" a well-balanced prime-time drama that has improved markedly from its earliest episodes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It is a well-made little show of horrors that's likely to scare and thrill its target audience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Better than average.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    A lively comedy.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    If you enjoy complex, murky dramas about morally ambiguous characters, played by a talented cast of newcomers, then enjoy "The Black Donnellys" while it lasts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Was this resurrection worth the effort? In a word, yes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    "Shark"... is clearly a "House" imitator, but a pretty crisp copy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Like "30 Rock," "Barker" is more absurd and goofy than it is broadly funny, but it's definitely not as mainstream.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    In addition to a less convoluted story, "Kidnapped" bests "Vanished" with its high-sheen cast.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Like his previous series, "Studio 60" features intelligent, quickly spoken dialogue, smart arguments and terrific performances (Perry and Whitford have instant chemistry as longtime co-workers), and it's not a bad show by any means, but it doesn't soar to the heights "West Wing" did, even in its earliest episodes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Where "Studio 60" takes a scathing and indignant tone toward television, "30 Rock" offers a more sarcastic, less hackles-raised critique. It's also funnier and goofier.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The show's trademark time shifts continue, although it's initially unclear if they're connected to the season one story that carries over or to the season two plot.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    An action-packed adrenaline rush.

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