For 1,282 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
1282 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Supergirl charms through its strong casting and earnest storytelling.
    • 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"].
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Mr. Colbert’s Late Show proved smarter and more savvy than the average broadcast network talk show.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The humor is quick and smart, often poking fun at the conventions of period dramas and the perceived privilege of the wealthy.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    The animated comedy returns in stronger comedic shape in its fourth season.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An animated series with an odd mix of historical figures and parodies of teen-appeal TV, advertising and music. It's a bizarre combination, to be sure, but it works. [12 Jan 2003, p.D-3]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Last summer Oxygen's The Glee Project proved a better TV show that Fox's "Glee" and it appears that may be more true in the show's second season.
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's the characters of Banshee and their labyrinth of relationships that make the show an engrossing, entertaining portrait of a fictional small town.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's a sensitive, one-hour portrait of three teens: one gay, one lesbian, one transgender.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    An exhilarating, fast-paced competition filled with colorful characters, "The Amazing Race" is a pulse-pounding good time.
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Roth's Lightman is not nearly the curmudgeon Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) is, nor is he as entertaining, but Lie to Me has the makings of a fine procedural for viewers who can't seem to get enough of this type of series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Tonight's premiere has a zippy energy that can be attributed to the writing and Mr. Cumberbatch's riveting, gonzo performance. He plays Sherlock as authoritative and arrogant but also with a hint of excited madness that makes for an engrossing new take on this classic character.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    It's mysterious and exciting, a suspenseful and tense action-drama. [6 Nov 2001]
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Did the new network screw up the show? Not that I could tell from the incomplete first episode sent for review (no judge's remarks or eliminations).
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Season two pulls viewers back on board with intriguing plot twists, more light moments and strong performances.

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