Thumbs Down to Netflix
Why don’t I like the new thumbs up and thumbs down rating system? Two words. The Lobster. It came with a high percentage match for me, and I don’t know why. I was very surprised to find it has a 7 to 10 out of ten rating on other sites. For me it was a serious thumbs down.
I demand my stars back. Not just mine, but others.
I have already learned the hard way that if a movie or program is listed as one star then that rings true as I won’t like it. I have also learned the hard way that I don’t much care for anything rated two stars. I have much higher odds of liking a movie with 3 or 4 stars, and then of course it is incredibly difficult to find anything over 4.5 stars, but I would love to watch anything with a rating that high.
Many of us have watched a bad movie through just to find out what happens. I’m older and wiser, and I do just fine not knowing what happens because in reality I do know what will happen. The rest of the movie won’t get any better, and I have wasted more of my time. Gotta eat crow here, I did watch The Lobster through to the end. Go back two sentences and repeat.
Speaking of wasting time, now I have to open another instance of the great world wide web to search for a rating for movies that I might want to watch, including those being recommended to me as a thumbs up.
I imagine rotten tomatoes and other websites are seeing an increase in traffic, while perhaps Netflix is seeing a decrease in traffic and maybe even membership.
The yeah/nay system is too simplistic and isn’t working. I certainly already don’t trust it. I also don’t want to fill out a quiz after each viewing. I just need a little more information. Hmmmm, what to do. . .
Hey, I have a great idea. Bring back the stars!
Like Wilfred on Facebook