For 1,371 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 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 John Adams: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 American Body Shop: Season 1
Score distribution:
1371 tv reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Orphan Black begins with a solid, well-constructed, one-hour pilot that breezily introduces the characters and the show's conceit. It does allow some questions to linger, but it won't leave viewers scratching their heads in confusion, an important distinction and a balance not all genre shows are capable of getting right.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Fans of “Six Feet Under” are likely to enjoy Transparent while those who find characters who make consistently poor choices frustrating and may be less enamored. “Transparent” isn’t funny all that often, but at its heart it does tell a relatively new, original story in a way that’s grounded and heartfelt without being at all saccharine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It’s a small adventure befitting the 30-minute running time but it’s also clever in the way it ultimately puts the “Toy Story” characters in a recognizable situation, which is similar to the big-screen movies.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer ("Smallville") tie the show's tangle of plots and relationships together with an agile skill that makes this new Melrose Place more appealing than the show's concept suggests should be possible.
    • 79 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]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The series maintains its sense of creating a believable universe. Yes, a few characters are explained away without making an appearance (BBQ owner we hardly knew ye) but the show tries hard to reward long-time fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's amusing and knowing and will make some viewers smile, but it probably won't provoke gales of laughter. And that's fine. It's still more clever than most single-camera comedies ABC has put on the air in recent years.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's too soon to declare Worst Week the fall's best new sitcom, but if the show's writers can find a way to sustain its seemingly unsustainable premise, it may overcome all doubts. It's certainly off to a strong start.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    If you're looking for a smart, brain-massaging sitcom, watch NBC's Thursday night lineup. If you're just seeking a few (sometimes cheap) laughs, Sherri provides.
    • 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]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 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]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Netflix’s Daredevil makes the case that not all superhero shows are created equal and this one improves markedly on both the previous “Daredevil” movie and the other, current Marvel universe TV series.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There's nothing gritty or particularly realistic about ABC's Women's Murder Club, but that's OK. The show is an entertaining, estrogen-powered hour regardless.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Dexter will probably never reach the dramatic, creative heights it did in season one, but with this new season the show's producers found a way to sustain the premise by concentrating on the show's characters and, in particular, looking at how Dexter lives with his desire-to-kill rather than dwelling on the myriad ways he might get caught.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Even as the show deals with serious issues--immigration, euthanasia--Weeds feels lighter and funnier in the new season.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There are times the whole affair feels little to similar to season one, but by the end of the second episode a new character has entered the series, promising to shake things up in a necessary way.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It’s dark, bloody and occasionally sexy, as it usually is, and Thrones fans wouldn’t want it any other way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The premiere episode of Deutschland 83 delivers an excellent mix of coming of age character drama and espionage derring-do. For viewers not allergic to subtitles, it's well worth watching.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Funny enough and real enough, The Real O’Neals fits in well with ABC’s established Wednesday night comedies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 gets off to a strong comedic start with a quick-witted, fast-paced premiere episode.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The new Roots offers a strong dose of drama--too strong, perhaps, for some viewers who will shy away from scenes of brutality--and compelling character stories.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Essentially a prime-time soap, Bomb Girls is a well-plotted, smartly written soap that doesn't shy away from, shocking, even gruesome, plot turns in showing the dangers of working in a bomb-making factory.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It’s not homage as much as it is a recreation of a classic 1980s’ film stretched into eight episodes, a deeply satisfying series that’s all the more entertaining for anyone who grew up in the 1980s.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    With a witty script by series creator Michelle Lovretta, Lost Girl mixes mystery-of-the-week plots and character stories with an overarching mythology in a way that's palatable for fans of serialized and procedural dramas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A smart, deliberately paced, closed-ended miniseries.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Zombies are coming on strong, particularly in the well-made, engrossing (and gross) premiere episode of AMC's The Walking Dead.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Against all odds, this week's premiere turns out to be a competent, highly watchable hour of television, the most promising broadcast network premiere since "Southland."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The pilot looks great, offers an intriguing plot and effortlessly introduces the show's characters and premise.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Filled with pulse-pounding, thriller-style music, Game Change is a thoroughly engrossing film made all the more compelling by Ms. Moore's performance.

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