For 1,486 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 American Body Shop: Season 1
Score distribution:
1486 tv reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Owen
    If Powerless had been funny, the lack of big-name heroes would be excusable, but with not much to laugh at a viewer is bored enough to consider all the things this show could be, but is not.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    With its talented cast and a willingness to reference current events, Superior Donuts evinces some potential, especially if the show’s writers can come up with better, less redundant sitcom plots.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Riverdale shows off a heightened visual look that sometimes calls to mind “Pushing Daisies” in its ambition. Whether it can maintain that high level of production design, we’ll see, but in its early episodes, Riverdale positions itself as one of the more ambitious teen dramas to come along in several years.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The program remains steadfast in its ability to build a unique fictional Appalachian world that makes Outsiders unlike any other serial in prime time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Mercy Street remains strictly middlebrow fare, but it’s well-done for what it is and better than in its first season.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    It’s a marginally adequate, unremarkable series that follows fictional members of Navy SEAL Team Six on fictional missions inspired by actual missions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The show is too smart to be so easily dismissed, but whether its depiction of Vatican politics--and especially its title character’s abrasive personality--warrant devotion will be in the eye of the beholder. Lenny’s not a likable character, but The Young Pope offers addictive stories of unpredictable political maneuvering.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    Coming on the heels of Netflix’s superior British period drama “The Crown,” Victoria is a bit of a comedown, but it’s not bad, merely familiar and expected.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    All the trappings of “The Wizard of Oz” without any of the charms.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A wonderfully entertaining program, Bright Lights shows just how close the mother and daughter had become in recent years, living as neighbors on the same Beverly Hills compound that vaguely brings to mind “Grey Gardens” without the fallen-from-grace squalor.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Owen
    A pedestrian procedural, "Ransom" follows the team at Crisis Resolution as they resolve kidnappings and hostage situations in the most rote, CBS fashion you can imagine.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    Clearly this isn’t the comedy of the "Leave It to Beaver" era, but there are some laughs to be found in "The Mick," which is made tolerable thanks to Ms. Olson’s charm in spite of the character she plays.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    So much about Incorporated is predictable and rote, it's tough to buy into the story or its characters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    With A Year in the Life, there actually is a plot that propels the characters forward and that might be the highest praise possible for any TV revival.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    The show is energizing and a fun thrill ride in its first hour until Letty falls off the wagon. Then it just turns depressing, meandering down a dark road that’s in keeping with TNT’s new aesthetic, but a bit too far out of step with how Good Behavior plays until that point.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Mars feels somewhat familiar, but combining the fiction and nonfiction elements is an interesting attempt. Give NatGeo credit for trying something different. Whether this hybrid satisfies fans of either genre remains to be seen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A funny, bizarre high concept comedy about a support group for alien abductees.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Owen
    British comic actor Stephen Fry is the best part of The Great Indoors, playing the company’s top honcho but his presence alone isn’t enough to salvage this stale series. A second episode proves to be no improvement on the lackluster pilot.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Uninspired, obvious and just not that humorous, there’s little reason to make a plan to watch CBS’s latest in a string of disappointing new sitcoms.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    At times Dirk Gently feels like one long, never-ending tease but the show is so strange and consistently surprising and unpredictable it seems likely to find some sort of a cult audience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Owen
    The new cast is certainly game, expecially Cox, who has some terrific moves in her dance routines. And Adam Lambert crashes through a window on a motorcycle to perform a rollicking number. But what plot there is goes sideways in the last half-hour, just as in the movie. At that point, I just wanted it to be over.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Girlfriend remains stubbornly weird, including in an avant garde musical number (pictured above and after the jump) that proudly proclaims it busted the show's budget.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    With the exception of some added F-bombs, Goliath plays like a reasonably decent prime-time legal mystery circa 1998, not a modern drama revelation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    The Durrells in Corfu is as warm and pleasant as its picturesque setting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Killing Reagan is pretty much the expected, rote bio movie of the assassination attempt on President Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. (Kyle S. More).
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    American Housewife isn’t this fall’s best new comedy but it’s certainly one of the better offerings.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Issa’s troubles--and Insecure itself--feel authentic even if the series is only intermittently funny.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    It’s hard to see what Frances saw in Robert that made her love him at some point, which, along with some crazy incidents, gives Divorce the sheen of absurd, heightened reality as opposed to a show that feels real.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    No Tomorrow is original, quirky and fun, not another remixed superhero story or movie remake.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    It’s slightly above average as this type of series is concerned but not something that will satisfy "Castle" fans still smarting from its cancellation.

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