Phil Owen

Phil Owen
Phil Owen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TheWrap
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T-Meter Title | Year
85% True Detective : Season 3 (TV, 2014) Given the cryptic and slow burning nature of the show - creator Nic Pizzolatto and co. are big on holding back key details until the right moment. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
88% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - The Morning After (TV Episode) Making this potentially weirder -- the Rubber Man was Tate Langdon, Michael's father who impregnated his mother while a ghost. So, maybe he's watching over Michael? - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
90% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - The End (TV Episode) It's "American Horror Story," so I guess we should have expected the first episode of "Apocalypse" to be weird and confusing, but this one feels particularly obtuse. That's not a criticism - just a note about how extra-weird this season is shaping up . - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
90% Black Mirror: Season 4 - Hang the DJ (TV Episode) A sweeter version of the cynicism people watch Black Mirror to see. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
84% Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 2 (TV, 2016) There's just too much stuff to really do justice to any of it, and that lack of focus makes it tough to latch on to anything the season is trying to do. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
67% Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Like all good noir stories, The Punisher can be very dense at times, but in a surprising twist for a Marvel show it does all come together in a way that makes sense. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
100% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - What's Your Story? (TV Episode) So here we are, at the much anticipated crossover event between "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead," and it was a hell of a doozie. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
71% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Still Gotta Mean Something (TV Episode) Okay, look. Things are really getting out of hand in season 8 of The Walking Dead -- and I mean that as a compliment. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
91% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof (TV Episode) The real fun part of this is that now we have to consider the possibility that there are two psychos calling themselves the Black Hood out there who each have totally different motivations. It really complicates this investigation! - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
93% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls (TV Episode) When a Stranger Calls is the best of the series so far. It's full of pain and misery, all earned rather than just being cheap, thanks to a pair of plotlines that feel all too familiar. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
88% Dark: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The time travel conceit does more than give us a window into how these families have evolved over many decades - it's brings a whole new meaning to "things are not quite what they seem here." - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
91% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2017) I'm assuming that creator Peter Morgan meant for it to be comedy. There's really no other explanation for why Jeremy Northam played Prime Minister Anthony Eden like he's having a nervous breakdown in every scene. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
35% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The King, the Widow, and Rick (TV Episode) If there's one thing that watching the opening to Season 8, episode 6 of The Walking Dead drove home to me, it's that this entire season so far has taken place in a pretty compressed time frame. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
89% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Some Guy (TV Episode) Finally, an Ezekiel-centric episode. Unfortunately, it's all about him struggling to deal with most of his friends being killed. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
100% Marco Polo: Season 2 (TV, 2014-2016) It's all just a matter of perspective who your hero is. "Marco Polo" knows it, and that's why season 2 works so well. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
60% Designated Survivor: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) It's the most topical show going. It's real. Though it may be too real at this point. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
88% Riverdale: Season 2 (TV, 2017) This show is as good as TV melodrama gets, achieves maximum bang for it buck in delivering that melodrama without betraying the characters, and also it looks great. Riverdale is no joke. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods (TV Episode) To recap: the letter is either sincere or insincere, and either someone else is pulling his strings or he's acting alone. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
87% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks (TV Episode) I wouldn't think the homage should be taken literally. Which is to say I don't think the Zodiac Killer is a character on Riverdale. But it is an apt reference to make in a different way: this event essentially marks whoever this guy is as a serial killer. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
64% The Walking Dead: Season 8 (TV, 2010) The AMC blockbuster has given viewers a welcome respite from getting kicked in the teeth, and that's made it much more enjoyable. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2017) With a tighter focus 'Stranger Things' season 2 could have been great - as it stands, we'll have to settle for almost great, and hope the Duffers are planning to make those apparently divergent threads make sense in season 3. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Door (TV Episode) This season of Game of Thrones is moving at a crazy fast clip, and we're all in mourning right now. But in the bigger picture, we got what might be the biggest reveal we've ever seen on the show. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016