For 1,117 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 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Good Wife: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 American Body Shop: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,117 tv reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It’s entirely possible The Last Ship could turn out to be a cruise to nowhere, but in its first three episodes, it’s at least a fun ride.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The emphasis on kids makes From Script to Stage a safe glimpse behind the curtain that's cute and sometimes informative but dramatically sanitized.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    There's a casual, informal, willing-to-take-chances tone to The Writers' Room, which works most of the time but in the second episode, devoted to NBC's "Parks & Recreation", the show suffers from too many people trying to be funny.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    A lively comedy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The show remains a chilly affair, which will probably limit its acceptance but for viewers who appreciate satire, particularly of a modern workplace, it's difficult to imagine a show on the subject that's funnier than Ted.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It’s not a revolutionary show but at a certain level it is a step away from the angst and a return to the positive, uplifting feelings evoked by the 1978 Christopher Reeve “Superman” movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It is a well-made little show of horrors that's likely to scare and thrill its target audience.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Fortitude, which was originally slated to air on Starz, doesn’t feel quite as urgent a viewing experience as “Broadchurch,” but the first two hours (of the 12-part series) introduce enough intriguing characters and relationships that it’s worth watching for fans of murder-mystery dramas just as long as the show doesn’t introduce too many red herring suspects (the show appears to be pointing to one already by the end of the premiere).
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The mix of characters works well and provokes a fair number of laughs.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Of the couples comedies to debut so far this midseason--NBC's "Perfect Couples" in January, Fox's "Traffic Light" last week--CBS's "Mad Love" (8:30 tonight, KDKA-TV) is probably the best. That's not to say it's a great show, but it is the least groan-inducing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Hung remains less of a comedy than HBO presents it as, but it's certainly more platable in season two.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Better than average.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It no longer feels like you're watching a dozen different TV shows now that the main characters actually interact with one another. And the show's pace seems more brisk, less stodgy.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    A cute half-hour that capably introduces new characters and sets the table for the new series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Sweden is a quiet, gently amusing comedy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Nothing in Dracula is as unique or as wonderfully weird as "Twin Peaks," and Dracula plows through plot more quickly, introducing and then writing off several intriguing plots and characters within its first three episodes. It's too soon to say whether that will turn out to be wise or foolhardy, but Dracula at least gets off to a mildly promising start.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Raising Hope is not for the easily offended and humorless but the pilot is consistently entertaining for viewers willing to embrace Garcia's universe of downtrodden characters.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The Jane pilot whips through story quickly while setting up all kinds of potential entanglements for the characters. Whether subsequent episodes can maintain that breakneck pace, which helps accentuate the comic absurdity of the show’s premise, remains to be seen, but Jane certainly gets off to a strong, entertaining creative start.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    All-American Muslim [may be] a bit dull for viewers conditioned to expect ginned-up drama but given the potential sensitivities of the subject matter, it seems appropriate.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    For fans of the original, which is only a few years old, this Americanization may be a bit like going to see a road company version of a Broadway show: It's pretty good but definitely less morose (for some viewers that will be an improvement, for others it will be a betrayal).
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    TV Land continues its foray into original scripted programming with The Exes, the network's best sitcom effort since "Hot in Cleveland."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    A zippy, fun update.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    This fast-paced Titanic miniseries gets better as it goes along.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    There are some terrifically funny lines and it’s intellectually funny, but not often ha-ha funny and the situations are dark and depressing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    A fairly standard family sitcom that rises above its pedestrian premise thanks to star Cristela Alonzo, a comedian who makes a favorable impression in this series about an Hispanic Texas family.

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