For 1,093 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 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
1,093 tv reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    "Housewives" appears to have gotten its humorous groove back. [22 Sep 2006]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Orange is the New Black proves to be a smart, solid, entertaining effort for the online streaming service.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Parker, so unlikably strident on "The West Wing," is a revelation in "Weeds," making Nancy sympathetic even when she's making terrible decisions.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's an intriguing drama with an enjoyably creepy vibe. [2 Jan 2005]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There's no question this intriguing, seductive series is set to a slow boil. ... But this series picks up its pace in future episodes. Anyone taken with the dark mystery of "Twin Peaks" or "American Gothic" is advised to stay tuned.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Ultimately, after eight episodes that wax and wane in intensity, viewers learn whose worldview emerges as the accurate one in this case--Hardy's pessimistic take on human nature or Ellie's more positive outlook. In a small town where everyone knows his or her neighbor, unmasking the killer is almost as wrenching as the crime itself.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Early on, Band of Brothers is more methodical, less emotional due to its large, unwieldy cast. Once the uniformed soldiers put their helmets on, it's tough to tell them apart. If you're like me, you'll spend too much time trying to figure out who just got killed to work up much sympathy for the mystery victim. [9 Sept 2001, p.TV-5]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Viewers who can handle the twists and turns will be intrigued, particularly by Mr. Spader's performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    A terrifically entertaining action-adventure hour that pays dividends for 'Avengers' fanboys/girls but isn't so insular that the uninitiated will be baffled.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a true character piece with top-notch acting all around. [21 Mar 2004, p.TV-5]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It’s a small adventure befitting the 30-minute running time but it’s also clever in the way it ultimately puts the “Toy Story” characters in a recognizable situation, which is similar to the big-screen movies.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a little wild and woolly and more serialized; it's also more addictive [than "Alpha House"].
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    "Doctor Who" fans may get a little more out of "An Adventure in Space and Time" than non-Whovians. However, even for those who don't watch "Doctor Who" regularly, it's a terrifically entertaining period piece with a lot of heart and appreciation for TV history.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    After two hours, Mob City gets its hooks into viewers and should leave many begging for more. But it takes some time to get there.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    If the first two installments are any indication, Spoils of Babylon will be a short-lived but entertaining hoot, an ideal addition to the IFC "Always On. Slightly Off" comedy brand that includes "Portlandia," "The Birthday Boys" and "Maron."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    t's an entertaining episode that doesn't fall into the pacing trap so often seen in "Sherlock" where there's not enough story to hold the show up through its 90-minute running time. (Episode two fares worse in this regard, although it's still an entertaining outing.)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Rescue Me is not a show for the easily offended. Profanity is rampant along with sexual innuendo and references to sex acts. It can be profane in the extreme, however, and it rings true to the characters and their situations. [19 June 2005, p.TV-5]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The episode just dives back into the fast-moving plot, which may take some forgetful viewers a little time to catch up. Molly Parker plays Frank's hand-picked replacement, and at first her character seems like a convenient, controllable choice. But episode by episode, she begins to emerge as a power broker in her own right who might someday be capable of turning on Frank.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Most sketch comedy shows decline with age but IFC's Portlandia continues to show signs of smart, savvy, new comic life in its fourth season.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The 100 offers up a well-conceived society on the Ark that brims with conflict and moral dilemmas that’s paired with the unexpected discoveries of frontier exploration on Earth.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Season four promises more of the same while expanding on stories in the books and in some cases improving on what could be long literary slogs.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The L Word is a better written series than "Queer as Folk" and seems less exploitative. Sex is a predominant theme, but relationships are presented as more important. Where the "Queer" boys often couple only for pleasure, most of the L Word characters are equally, if not more, interested in love. [16 Jan 2004, p.W-37]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a well-observed comedy that succeeds because it's so rooted in specificity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Through the first four episodes of the new season, Orphan Black maintains the terrific mix introduced in season one.
    • 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
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Despite how outlandish some of the scenarios become, they remain relatable.

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