Netflix is oversimplifying their personalized rating system – going from the more flexible five-star system to a simple ‘thumbs up/thumbs down’ system.
Their rationale is that what I see on my screen might show five stars , but might show as one star on the screen of someone else who has radically different tastes.
The new system removes the possibility of a three-star review (I liked it but not necessarily enough to want to see more – to be judged on a case by case basis) to a black/white system that wants me to say either I love this and I want more, or I hate this and never want to see anything like it ever again.
Both the new system and Netflix’s rationale (along with an introductory video) follow.
Okay, it’s really subtle, but if you watch the upper right-hand corner of Netflix’s sixteen-second first look video for the Defenders, you can suss out the premiere date for the streaming service’s next Marvel series!
More surprisingly, it’s my birthday! (Thanks, guys! I didn’t know you cared!)
The Mars Generation is the definitive look at mankind’s future journey to Mars, as told through the eyes of the teens who will be the first ever to set foot on the Red Planet, as well as the leading experts currently pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation in space exploration.
The film follows a group of trainees, ages 15-18, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center as they prepare to become the engineers, astrophysicists and astronauts of tomorrow.