For 1,396 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 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 Cavemen: Season 1
Score distribution:
1396 tv reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It’s a lush production--The costumes! The locations!--that’s still appropriately gritty for its 1529 setting and sure to appeal to fans of historical fiction. But it may be a bit slow-paced for fans of Showtime’s “The Tudors,” which told the same story with more soapy shenanigans and gusto. Mr. Rylance gives a quietly commanding performance as the intelligent, politically astute Cromwell.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Against all odds, that turns out to be an odd-couple combo that results in a light, fun series--ideal fizzy entertainment for summer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Three years may seem like a long wait for the next “Toy Story” film but if the Disney-Pixar bosses want to fill the gap by turning loose the imaginations of their team on entertaining, wildly creative shorts like Toy Story that Time Forgot, fans will surely approve.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A languidly-paced hour that ultimately comes together in a satisfying manner. But have patience because it takes a while to get there.
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    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    the new V begins with an entertaining, well-made pilot that tweaks aspects of the original story but generally retains many of the show's familiar elements.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It all blends together in an entertaining, easily digestible hour.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An intriguing behind-the-scenes drama with moments of dewy-eyed idealism. [22 Sept 1999, p.E-3]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Revealing more of what makes these characters tick could remove some of the mystery about them, but Portlandia makes a compelling comedic case for offering this backstory.... The humor is broader and funnier in this half-hour [second episode] that also delivers some surprising plot twists whie acknowledging thier "logic problems."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    "Soul Food" arrives at full boil. It's a cross between "Sisters" and "Providence" and better written than both.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Writer/creator Nancy Miller ("Any Day Now") imbues the show with touches both subtle and a little overwrought but the divine "Grace" still offers stronger characters and better stories than many other summer series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It’s a strong start to the season that continues in the second episode that introduces Mary Steenburgen as the mother of Pornstache.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It’s a dark, sometimes brooding hour, but that’s pretty typical for Mad Men, which emphasizes its characters and their development (or lack thereof) over plot. With its emphasis on mortality, Sunday’s episode is a fitting start to the Mad Men swan song.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Southland" remains a stand-out series for its gritty, on-the-street scenes of police work and the engrossing stories of its characters.
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    • 80 Rob Owen
    It remains the best scripted drama on a broadcast network.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    True Blood is a sexy affair that sets up an entirely believable world where humans and vampires co-exist. It's a soap, to be sure, but a soap with an eye for social commentary.
    • 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
    The new Upstairs gets off to a somewhat slow start in the first of three one-hour installments, but in its second and third episodes the dramatic engines rev as the political climate of the day begins to drive the story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Fast-paced with snappy, smart dialogue and engaging characters that brim with potential, NBC's Community fits in well with its new Thursday night neighbor, "The Office.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    American Housewife isn’t this fall’s best new comedy but it’s certainly one of the better offerings.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Its hits outpace its misses--by a mile. That's not often the case with sketch comedy shows. Just as important, the humor is consistently smart.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Whether a fantastic series follows tonight's strong pilot, well, it would take a flash forward to know for sure. But the show does offers a strong premiere that brims with future possibility.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    [The] fall’s most unusual series concept and easily the new season’s most promising pilot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Jackie remains the superior effort thanks to its writing and a top-of-their-game cast headed by Edie Falco as the title character.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An engrossing, detailed military character drama, Generation Kill is a modern-day "Band of Brothers," a warts-and-all account that hits closer to home because it depicts such recent events.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An entertaining drama that sucks you in and gets your toes tapping during several musical numbers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The two-episode premiere not only re-establishes the world of Mr. Robot but it also introduces new characters, expanding the show's world while still rooting it firmly in the present.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Funny and thoughtful with surprising plot twists, Being Human offers an inviting mix for fans of supernatural stories.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A thoroughly enjoyable series, the kind that makes you smile throughout and occasionally burst out laughing.

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