In the coming weeks, Netflix will revamp its ratings and completely do away with the one-to-five star system you’ve come to know and love. I know you were all very proud of how many Pauly Shore movies you watched and accurately evaluated with four or five stars, but soon it’ll all be gone.
Replacing it will be a thumbs-up/thumbs-down system — much like on internet radio service Pandora — to judge whether you simply like or dislike movie. As Netflix VP of Product Todd Yellin said in a press briefing, “We are addicted to the methodology of A/B testing.” Their new system got 200% more ratings than the former star ratings.
Netflix will also launch a “percent-match feature” that displays how closely a movie or show would fit a user’s taste. So, fear not, Shore-Heads, soon enough, you’ll see that Son in Law is 99% perfect for you.
This news comes on the heels of Amy Schumer’s battle with alleged trolls, who she believes organized to negatively rate her new standup special on Netflix. The Leather Special, the new one-hour comedy performance by Schumer, was released on March 6, and soon after, it had a one-star combined rating. As she posted on her Instagram, “[Trolls] organize to get my ratings down. Meeting in sub Reddit rooms. They tried on my book and movies and tv show and I want to thank them. It makes me feel so powerful and dangerous and brave.”
But she’s not going to accept their abuse. “Call me a whale. Call me a thief and I will continue to rise and fight and lead. I know who I am… Trolls see you on the next one!”
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