For 1,773 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Owen's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Fargo: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
1773 tv reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    “Evil” is the rare show that’s both frequently scary — one jump-scare was enough that my reaction scared my dog sitting next to me on the couch — but in a generally sophisticated way. ... Episodes three and four of “Evil’s” second season, particularly three, are less commendable, splitting up the lead trio for too long and sending characters on paths that lack clear motivation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Rob Owen
    Sure, there are tangents for “Kevin Can…” to explore, including a clean-cut guy (Raymond Lee) Allison knew in high school who’s returned to town. There are also hints of her attraction to a bad boy mechanic. But the main story feels limited and quickly stretched beyond a point where the concept ceases to be novel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Rob Owen
    The overall vibe of “Loki” is, like “WandaVision,” more off the beaten Marvel path. Both the MCU as a whole and this individual series are the better for it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 55 Rob Owen
    It’s dumbfounding how much the show elides fertile territory for dramatic story in favor of the usual, predictable CW-patented relationship drama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Rob Owen
    “Friends: The Reunion” is at its best when the camera captures the cast in more candid moments — seeing the set rebuilt for the first time, playing a trivia game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Owen
    "Rose Red delivers a better story than his last opus (1999's "Storm of the Century") with better developed characters, but at the end I still felt like I'd wasted a lot of time. What's the point in setting up an intriguing, intricate backstory without offering some answers?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rob Owen
    It’s effortlessly entertaining and frequently funny; an easy, breezy eight-episode binge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Owen
    HBO Max’s best series since “The Flight Attendant” and easily the funniest new TV/streaming comedy of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    “Pose” seems to be sprinting through story — the seven-episode season begins in 1994 and ends in 1998 — to fit everything in in its final season. It’s a little all over the place but entertaining enough in the soapy way “Pose” always is.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    “Rutherford Falls” has the building blocks to become a smart comedy hit. It just needs more time to build its characters’ relationships.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Rob Owen
    The show piles on enough mysteries to make it intriguing and then answers some questions fast enough to be satisfying.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Rob Owen
    It’s a sweet, sunny series if not as endearing as Disney+’s “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.”
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Rob Owen
    The series gets off to a somewhat sluggish start but by the end of the first hour, “Mare of Easttown” gets its hooks into viewers, building tension around the murder investigation that engulfs Mare’s life. Episode two ratchets up the mystery further as multiple suspects come into focus.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    True’s penchant for fisticuffs, reminiscent of the leads of every past Whedon show, ensures action aplenty as “The Nevers” develops characters alongside an engrossing, deepening mythology.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 62 Rob Owen
    “Rebel” is an OK broadcast network soap thanks to snappy dialogue and dramatic scenes that should earn the show the nickname “10 Ways to Get Disbarred.”
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    Representation matters, so the existence of an almost all-Asian cast on a broadcast network series is a welcome development even as the show’s format and themes feel overly familiar.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Rob Owen
    “Chad” is sure to gain a cult following but it’s too niche to steal the thunder of the grand poobah of uncomfortable comedy, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    “Atlantic Crossing” proves itself a decent soap (think: a lower budget “The Crown”), albeit one that suffers from some plots holes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 68 Rob Owen
    There’s a refreshing sweetness to both the guys and their friendship that’s more pronounced than in some other Lorre sitcoms on CBS. Whether there’s enough story to draw from culture clashes and Al’s wide-eyed innocence (a little too wide-eyed at times) remains to be seen but the likability of the characters is never in question.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Owen
    Because it’s a series, “Game Changers” has more layers than a film. While Alex initially insists they just play for fun, by the end of episode two Evan says losing every game isn’t fun, ensuring this series will have some smarts to accompany its big heart.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    The musical moments are fantastic — as is Erivo, who evinces no sign of a British accent — but what comes between the musical numbers is a bit of a slog.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” is a bit of a come down from “WandaVision.” “Falcon” isn’t bad, just more familiar.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    “Genera+ion” will likely prove insufferable to plenty of adults while ringing true to at least some adolescents. ... “Genera+ion” is more grounded and relatable in other scenes, particularly those featuring Chester and Sam or the longing for friendship, acceptance and love as evinced by Greta.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 68 Rob Owen
    “Delilah” doesn’t break new ground but it’s a decent legal drama.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Rob Owen
    Filmmaker Michael Paul Stephenson not only scores points on style but also substance, revealing the character of a state scientist and citizen scientists as well as the impact of greed on scientific research that comes in a last-act twist.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Owen
    The pilot episode is eerie and surprising at times but it also has that will-any-of-this-get-resolved? vibe hanging over it. There’s also a love-will-heal resolution that’s fairly cheesy as well as a frustrating opaqueness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Rob Owen
    The original series showed some restraint, keeping Punky’s mom, who abandoned her, off-screen for the show’s four-season run. Having exhausted all there is to say about 40-something Punky in its premiere, the revival grasps for something new and in so doing suggests restraint may be off the table.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    It’s hard to judge from the pilot and a second episode what the balance of superheroics/teen troubles will be on a weekly basis, but if The CW insists on making more superhero shows at least this mashup of past Superman TV shows gets off to a rousing enough start.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Rob Owen
    “It’s a Sin” offers one of the most honest, moving takes on the AIDS crisis and in its final episode delivers a searing critique of the shame that ensured the disease’s spread.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Owen
    There’s a too-crazy-to-be-true quality to Johnson’s real-life story that plays well in a TV comedy but it’s wisely leavened with more grounded, vulnerable moments, particularly the warts-and-all portrayal of Johnson’s father (Joseph Lee Anderson), and the complicated relationship Johnson had with his dad.

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