For 1,152 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Mad Men: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 American Body Shop: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,152 tv reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a high-quality reality show about creating a mid-range dining experience.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The Defenders is a standard-issue legal drama, but Mr. Belushi and Mr. O'Connell bring a playful exuberance to their roles that allows the series to rise above its trappings.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The easily offended should steer clear, but viewers with an appreciation for outrageous humor are likely to have a good laugh watching Little Britain USA.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There's no question about the quality of this relentlessly suspenseful drama about former high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who turns to drug dealing to raise money for his family after he receives a terminal cancer diagnosis. Whether viewers can stand the nerve jangling they're in for as season two begins will be decided on an individual basis.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A charming comedy-drama about finding new love late in life and all the complications that come with any coupling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The Bridge becomes more intriguing as it gets deeper into the pilot's 90-minute run time.The characters are not as immediately winning as those on FX's "The Americans," but the plot of the pilot raises plenty of questions that should bring viewers back.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    What sets Carrier apart is the amount of time devoted to this single topic, a whopping 10 hours. I made it through the first three hours without losing interest, but I wonder how many viewers will gut it out for the duration.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The radio show is so much about voice and language and storytelling, I worried that the TV folks would mess it up. Luckily, the radio show's host, Ira Glass, hasn't allowed that to happen.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    If the early Ashes episodes are representative of the series, this show will indeed be good fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Through the first four episodes of the new season, Orphan Black maintains the terrific mix introduced in season one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Gortimer is the rare series that's creative, occasionally funny and engaging in its own subdued manner.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Although some viewers will find it difficult to watch the stories of real people in their last months and moments of life, there's an uplifting quality to the series because of the sheer humanity on display.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There's no question that A Gifted Man is the network's best, most creatively successful effort in the past five years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A grand soap opera of epic proportions, Game of Thrones can be a bit talky in some episodes, but the series draws a viewer in with well-defined characters and a multitude of simultaneous stories whose plot turns are generally unpredictable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Orange is the New Black proves to be a smart, solid, entertaining effort for the online streaming service.
    • 86 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]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The best new fall drama.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    If Mr. Morrow takes his performance down a notch, the character will be much easier to embrace....As in most of her roles, Ms. Tierney elevates the script, playing Kathryn as a hard-charging but sympathetic prosecutor whose personal life takes a backseat to her professional duties.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The cast of unknowns is terrific and the writing, overseen by executive producer Nahnatchka Khan (“Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23”), is fresh, funny and mostly clean.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Circus offers equal treatment to performers, stage crew and management, showing how a circus operates and the conflicts that inevitably erupt when 150 people share such close quarters, living out of trailers for months at a time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a little wild and woolly and more serialized; it's also more addictive [than "Alpha House"].
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The first three hours of the new season that Showtime made available for review suggest Homeland is up for new challenges that move the show somewhat closer in tone to “24” while still maintaining a prestige sheen that it’s smarter, less formulaic and more believable than the Fox terrorism drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Fans of podcast sensation “Serial” and anyone intrigued by a good character-driven murder mystery will want to jump on board HBO’s six-part documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The series remains smart and thought-provoking but it's also quite funny.
    • 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.

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