For 1,022 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 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,022 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Should appeal to fans of Rock and to viewers who long for a family comedy reminiscent of "The Cosby Show" (albeit with a sharper edge).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Torchwood gets off to a lighter, more rousing start in its second season premiere.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    This first episode has brief nods to the deaths last season of two series regulars--Owen and Toshiko--and it acknowledges advances in the relationship between bisexual Jack and Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd). But more than anything it's a propulsive action-adventure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A high-gloss series with production values just as significant as what we see on American TV, it's worth checking into Hotel Babylon if you're seeking a respite from reality--TV shows or otherwise.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    "Black. White." makes you think, makes you want to have a conversation about racial issues and makes you examine your own beliefs and biases. How often does a TV show do that?
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    With so few traditional sitcoms on the air this year, the new ones had better be good. Happily for viewers, Fox's "Back to You" and CBS's Big Bang Theory qualify as generally welcome newcomers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Cute but not cloying, funny but not overflowing with gratuitous sex jokes, "The Class" earns a B+, which easily puts it in contention for valedictorian among fall 2006's freshman comedies.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    These are fantastic characters with socio-economic backgrounds we rarely see in TV dramas, and that's one of the many things that makes FNL unique. Whether you can watch the show now or won't have access to it until 2010, FNL continues to be TV worth watching.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    30 Rock is more manic than "Seinfeld," but its smart observations on political correctness, corporate culture and life in Manhattan make it an ideal heir. This Rock continues to roll.
    • 74 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The series retains its trademark flash forwards that signal murders and/or deceits yet to be revealed. It's one of the show's more operatic touches but this time the revelation, a fantastic and personal driver for stories, feels less like an attempt to manipulate the audience and more rooted in the plausible.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An engrossing, humanizing portrait of the British monarch.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Enjoyably challenging TV.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    it's the danger of Dexter being found out that permeates these episodes, upping the pressure and keeping the series as tense and twisted as it was in season one.
    • 79 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
    Alternately goofy and smartly satirical, ["Freak Show"] may be the best companion to "South Park" Comedy Central has come up with yet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Executive producer David Eick said, "We wanted to make it less about escapism and more about moral complexity and great characters." In its early episodes, Caprica certainly succeeds in achieving those goals.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a rollicking adventure with decent special effects and better stories and character development than, say, Sci Fi Channel's "Eureka."
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A quality series that's the TV equivalent of comfort food, the emergence of Eli Stone from the Hollywood firmament may qualify as a minor miracle among more cynical viewers.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Pushing Daisies captivates with an emotionally resonant story and dazzles with its bright visual imagery. Fans of delightfully daft fairy tales, this one's for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    This first episode back sets a lot of goals for itself: Remind viewers of the backstory, advance the plot from the cliffhanger, and introduce and resolve the murder-of-the-week. Daisies succeeds in accomplishing these tasks and even finds time for a "Sound of Music" shout-out as Olive pulls a Maria von Trapp en route to a nunnery.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It may do some good, but it's still a piece of TV entertainment that, first and foremost, must succeed as a revenue generator for ABC. That realistic, not cynical, caveat aside, Big Give is certainly more positive than "Big Brother" or numerous other reality shows.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's so funny and so well-done on so many levels, the Conchords definitely deserve to be discovered by a wide TV audience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a timely look at cultural differences and a timeless depiction of young friendship. It's that rare TV comedy with both humor and heart.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Wise is one lucky devil. And so are viewers who appreciate lighthearted, supernatural dramas.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A highly entertaining and addictive costume drama.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The sexy, sudsy historical drama returns without missing a beat.
    • 74 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.