Netflix’s New Ratings System Is a Terrible Idea
Original story at IndieWire• 12 mentions • 3 months ago
IndieWire 3 months ago
Whatever future of entertainment may hold, it’s reasonable to assume Netflix will play some role in determining it. The company is at the forefront of defining home viewing habits and the ways in which audiences can discover its library of movies and television. It’s a fickle process, one that doesn’t favor the discovery of edgier content. So it was particularly dispiriting to learn that sometime in April, Netflix will abandon its five-star ratings in favor of a thumbs up/thumbs down approach. “Five stars feels very yesterday now,” said Netflix VP of product Todd Yellin in a press briefing. He went ...