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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The lighthearted "Psych" charms even as it duplicates the structure and tone of "Monk."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The show's writers seem to have less of a firm grasp on how to evolve some of the secondary characters, particularly while Dexter is on leave from the Miami Metro police department.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    A zippy, fun update.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Against all odds, this mishmash of stark contrasts emerges as a surprisingly engaging film.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    An engrossing thriller... a welcome return to the juicy, complex miniseries of old.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Unlike "Monk," which is essentially warmed-over "Columbo" with a more interesting character in the lead, In Plain Sight augments its plain premise with a full cast of colorful characters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Disposable as it may be, Starter Wife still has more to recommend about it than, say, NBC's "Lipstick Jungle."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    A light-hearted, comedic drama about four wealthy guys with women troubles and work problems.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Some die-hards may be frustrated by inconsistencies in the timeline with "Terminator 3," but unless you get overly wrapped up in the details of time travel, tonight's pilot is an intense adventure.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Once you get past the sex and if you can endure the sadness of the stories, Tell Me begins to have an addictive quality.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Plot contrivances aside, the new season of Chuck gets off to a decent start as friendships rekindle (Chuck and best friend Morgan become roommates) and new parties get involved in subterfuge.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Gossip Girl offers a fun, juicy mix of popular music and melodrama.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    This Bionic Woman pilot is a downbeat drag, but buried somewhere beneath all the moping is an intriguing show that might yet emerge.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The Company starts slowly and somewhat confused, but eventually it chugs its way to coherence as it becomes a decent little drama.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The first two half-hour episodes, airing at 9 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, are less raucous and seemingly more adult than the film. There's more attention to character development; Jabba the Hutt's flamboyant uncle isn't anywhere to be found.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The show, although plenty entertaining, also feels like it's grasping to keep the drama of Tara's situation at a suitably heightened level while other character story arcs, most notably Marshall's, feel more believable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Not only do the other stories save True Blood--before you can get sick of Sookie and Bill, Blood shifts its focus to more interesting characters--but the show's persistent humor breaks through with enough frequency to have an impact.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    In such rare instances [in the second episode], Breaking Bad achieves a perfect moment of nerdy believability, but too often the series fails to provide details that would help explain its characters' illogical choices.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The humor in Eastbound is a far cry from the cerebral comedy currently en vogue on shows like "The Office" and "30 Rock," but that doesn't mean Eastbound can't do sly humor that falls left of center.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It's not groundbreaking TV, but the pilot does a good job of introducing the characters, their relationships, their potential relationships.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The plot of tonight's premiere is silly and campy, but because The Middleman is based on a comic book, that's not altogether out of place. Whether this tone wears well over time remains to be seen, but in its first outing The Middleman rises above the middle-of-the-pack of scripted cable shows.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Privileged has the potential to be a largely positive, female-skewing series.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It's an entertaining enough diversion that may grow more intriguing as other series end their season-long runs next month and viewers become more desperate for fresh entertainment.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Kings begins with a refined approach and grows more pedestrian in subsequent episodes. Still, there's plenty to love about this series that dances with symbolism--the butterfly on the Gilboa flag is not a mere adornment--and replaces clandestine backrooms with windowed board rooms.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    My Own Worst Enemy sets up what could be an overly complicated premise and miraculously makes it all seem perfectly acceptable and clear by the end of the first hour.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The Beast, named after Barker's reference to his FBI job, seems like a pretty plain cop drama with added "Road House"-style grit until the end of the first hour, when a new wrinkle adds more intrigue.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Stylista is a guilty pleasure thanks to its cast of catfighting, bickering characters, including one who is hospitalized following a panic attack in episode two.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Valentine, created by Kevin Murphy ("Desperate Housewives," "Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical"), is fine but nothing special.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    There's definitely some amusing moments but the show will have limited appeal.

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