For 1,186 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 House: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Cavemen: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,186 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The new American version moves a little faster, which may sacrifice some of the subtlety of the original, but overall this first episode is a faithful adaptation.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An unexpectedly amusing comedy meal.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    While some plots on Downton Abbey may be more meaningful than others, nothing in season three rings as false a note as the Patrick-has-amnesia story in season two.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    GCB offers surprisingly clever dialogue and winning comedic performances.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It takes some time to sink into the story--Olive (Frances McDormand, “Fargo”) herself is cold and aloof--but by Monday’s second part of the miniseries as viewers see the characters age through a 25-year period, there’s a relatability that starts to sink in as viewers come to recognize the damage one generation can inflict on the next.
    • 88 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The characters are engaging in their varying degrees of awfulness, and there appears to be plenty of story fodder for years to come.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Many viewers probably come to True Blood for the thrills and the romance but it's the humor that allows the show to rise a step above similar TV fare even as it falls short of HBO's loftier efforts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Whether Empire can sustain these running plots remains to be seen.... But the pilot suggests Empire could become [an] addictive, juicy prime-time soap.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Its frequent, gleeful skewering of NBC is just icing on the cake--and tonight's episode has a lot of icing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    In a sort of oral history style, a moderator leads them through the show's tumultuous birth, its low ratings, demise and resurrection as the 2005 motion picture "Serenity." But what's most interesting about Browncoats Unite is learning how what was going on behind the camera impacted what viewers saw on TV.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The humor in Friday Night Dinner is often as surprising as it is rude. But there's a spirit of good-natured goofball charm evident in this family whose members clearly love one another, quirks and all.
    • 76 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Chalk up Lights Out as another creative success for FX, the basic cable network that specializes in series with male-skewing milieus.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Having watched the first two episodes, I'm pleasantly surprised to say: It worked.

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