For 1,025 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 American Body Shop: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,025 tv reviews
    • 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]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It still has that unique ability to make you laugh through your wincing. Or wince through your laughing. [2 Jan 2004]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's mysterious and exciting, a suspenseful and tense action-drama. [6 Nov 2001]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Next week's episode has more taut scenes than tonight's premiere, which has to lay the groundwork for the season. No surprise -- last season, it took several episodes before "24" began to live up to its promise. [29 Oct 2002]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The first three hours have all the edge-of-your-seat thrills that marked the show's first season. [9 Jan 2005]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An exhilarating, fast-paced competition filled with colorful characters, "The Amazing Race" is a pulse-pounding good time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Much is written today about the products that come out of Hollywood, but rarely do we glimpse the drudgery that's involved in bringing movies to life. Project Greenlight offers a rare and unvarnished glimpse at the friction-filled cogs and gears that drive the Hollywood machine. [2 Dec 2001, p.TV-5]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An animated series with an odd mix of historical figures and parodies of teen-appeal TV, advertising and music. It's a bizarre combination, to be sure, but it works. [12 Jan 2003, p.D-3]
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a true character piece with top-notch acting all around. [21 Mar 2004, p.TV-5]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    [A] fascinating, challenging series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    With its depiction of a warped, absurd family, Arrested Development is worth watching for fans of out-there comedy. [2 Nov 2003, p.TV-5]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Having watched the first two episodes, I'm pleasantly surprised to say: It worked.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    NBC's "Heroes" is the best pilot of fall 2006. Whether it continues to soar in future episodes remains to be seen.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The L Word is a better written series than "Queer as Folk" and seems less exploitative. Sex is a predominant theme, but relationships are presented as more important. Where the "Queer" boys often couple only for pleasure, most of the L Word characters are equally, if not more, interested in love. [16 Jan 2004, p.W-37]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's an intriguing drama with an enjoyably creepy vibe. [2 Jan 2005]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Lost itself has a certain intriguing quality that makes it worth coming back for more. [19 Sept 2005, p.TV-5]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Rescue Me is not a show for the easily offended. Profanity is rampant along with sexual innuendo and references to sex acts. It can be profane in the extreme, however, and it rings true to the characters and their situations. [19 June 2005, p.TV-5]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    What makes "Desperate Housewives" so much fun is that as ridiculous as some of the scenarios are ... these scenes are also rooted in truth. Sure, the show offers a heightened reality, but it's not too far-fetched. [30 Sep 2004]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    "Housewives" appears to have gotten its humorous groove back. [22 Sep 2006]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The series performs a deft balancing act, creating sympathetic characters in a nontraditional family that viewers care about while making polygamy look like a much bigger relationship headache than any two-person union.
    • 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).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Did the new network screw up the show? Not that I could tell from the incomplete first episode sent for review (no judge's remarks or eliminations).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Smart, thrilling and politically timely, "Sleeper Cell" works overtime to mix believable character drama with jolts of surprising plot twists.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Parker, so unlikably strident on "The West Wing," is a revelation in "Weeds," making Nancy sympathetic even when she's making terrible decisions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Even as the show deals with serious issues--immigration, euthanasia--Weeds feels lighter and funnier in the new season.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The best new fall drama.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There's no question that "Extras" is a hoot, especially for anyone who spends much time observing the ins and outs of fame and the media, but Gervais is correct that less is more.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A thoroughly enjoyable series, the kind that makes you smile throughout and occasionally burst out laughing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's obvious from the start that a familiar hand is at work in the storytelling, and 27-year-old Mr. Smith is as game as his predecessors in committing whole-hog to the crazy and delivering the drama.