For 1,498 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 56% 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 Fargo: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Momma's Boys: Season 1
Score distribution:
1498 tv reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Jessica Jones could still use more levity, but its second episode reveals a streaming series that’s headed in a more balanced, intriguing direction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Bunga stops a gazelle stampede with a big old passing of gas heard and shown in all its green-hued glory. Kids will love it, of course, and it's certainly better than fighting turtles but between tarnishing memories of the original film and that shouting honey badger, Return of the Road won't encourage co-viewing among children and their parents.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Owen
    A lackluster entry that's unessential viewing in this age of #PeakTV.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    The heart-tugging medical stories and conflicts all feel familiar, none of them delivered with anything that approaches a fresh twist.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    AMC is airing only the show’s first hour this weekend, and if it leaves viewers confused about the world, come back for episode two, which fills in a lot of blanks about the Badlands and its characters.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    There’s a lot of dark humor in Spotless--another “Breaking Bad” hallmark--and while the twists may not be quite as twisty, many are still surprising enough to make Spotless one of TV’s better thrillers.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Owen
    There's little in Donny! that's surprising or unpredictable but as "soft-scripted" comedies go, it has the occasional funny moment. But mostly it's just another comedy with a cringeworthy Dumb Daddy (Donny Deutsch) lead character that's easily skippable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    Master of None avoids comedy conventions, eschewing a regular cast in favor of recurring characters and guest stars who pop up in episodes devoted to different themes. The show plays a bit like “Louie” in that way, but Master of None is funnier, less dramatic and tonally closer to Woody Allen’s lighter fare.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It’s intriguing for its setting and some of its stories--although the fine arts world in New York does call to mind the lighter “Mozart in the Jungle” on Amazon--and yet at the same time it’s often predictable in its premium cable-style plotting and pretentiousness, which is where the irritation comes in.... And yet, Flesh and Bone proved highly addictive, encouraging a binge of all its episodes in just a few days.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Yes, it’s all a lot of hokum in this mostly lighthearted adventure series that situates Ms. Stone as the boss while she watches Agent X run missions via video link.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Knowledge of the past movies is unnecessary to follow Ash vs. Evil Dead, but an appreciation for scenery chewing and sometimes cheesy special effects will come in handy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    It’s not a terrible show for fans of crime dramas but it’s not great either, occupying the same mushy middle ground as summer’s “Aquarius” on NBC.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Supergirl charms through its strong casting and earnest storytelling.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Rob Owen
    Through the first four episodes, Fargo remains a terrific thriller laced with black humor.... Welcome back, Fargo, which in its early going proves itself the best TV series fall 2015 has to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    [The] fall’s most unusual series concept and easily the new season’s most promising pilot.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Unlike some seasons of “AHS,” Hotel lacks dark humor, at least in tonight’s initial outing.... Visually, the premiere episode is a stunner, from the hotel set to the use of a fish-eye lens on the camera that squeezes so much into the frame.... Heavy on atmosphere in its early going and light on plot, a storyline starts to kick in around the premiere’s halfway point.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    It's not the worst way to spend a half-hour, but Red Oaks also doesn't feel like essential viewing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    As "Thrones"-aping series go, The Last Kingdom is a better bet than plenty of others. It's easier to follow than "Bastard Executioner" and less battle-crazy than "Vikings," occupying a gentler middle ground.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    The show tries to keep up with the goings-on at Lockhart/Agos, but these stories are awkwardly untethered from the main Alicia plot in the first two episodes of the new season.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Home Fires offers British drama that’s as satisfying as a warm cup of tea.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Owen
    At home, Dr. Ken is just another sitcom-patented dumb daddy, although with an added shading of self-absorption. Mr. Jeong’s performance can best be described as over-the-top back around the other side and over-the-top a second time.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Owen
    Gigi has a one-joke premise.... It's occasionally funny but not funny enough to tune in on a weekly basis.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    Benders feels similar in its comedy style to all the Leary shows that have come before.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Code Black brings nothing new to the genre, except, perhaps, more chaos than usual for an ER show, and the dialogue is heavy with exposition and barked medical show cliches.... It benefits from a strong cast and a brisk pace, so there’s reason to hope for improvement.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    In practice, Grandfathered is cute but forgettable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Written by series creators Andrew Mogel (“Allen Gregory”) and Jarrad Paul (“Living with Fran”), The Grinder sets up a decent one-joke premise--actors, they’re so vain!--but it remains to be seen whether there’s more comedy to wring out of that joke in subsequent episodes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    Some of his jokes--about the pope’s privates, AIDS and Whitney Houston’s relationship with crack--probably gave an equal number of viewers reason for concern about taste, or elation that Mr. Noah will not pull punches. Senior Mars correspondent Roy Wood Jr. (“Sullivan & Son”) made a strong first impression joking about which black celebrities might get a chance to visit Mars.... Mr. Noah’s least interesting segment was an interview with comic actor Kevin Hart.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Created and written by Paul Rutman, Indian Summers looks fantastic. It’s not involving enough in its first two episodes but begins to coalesce more in a third installment.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Owen
    Blood & Oil offers only musty melodrama befitting its already dated premise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    Writer Josh Safran (season two of “Smash”) allows Quantico to bubble with questions and craftily gives all the characters motives. It’s a crackerjack, character-driven mystery that showcases a uniformly attractive, United Colors of Benetton cast.

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