Minor Thoughts from me to you

My Rating System

(Read about how I developed my rating system.)

Here’s how I’d put my own rating system. It's a 5 star system, with an option for a sixth star for things that really blow the lid off of what I expect. I'll give those extra special items a rating of "6 out of 5 stars".

Objective Rating:

  • 6 Stars: Defines an entire class of entertainment.
  • 5 Stars: Breaks new ground in some fashion.
  • 4 Stars: The people involved know what they're doing and have done it. A success.
  • 3 Stars: Flawed, but still enjoyable.
  • 2 Stars: A misfire. Major flaws preclude enjoying the work as a whole.
  • 1 Stars: Egregiously misguided, even evil. Fire someone.

Personal Enjoyment Rating:

  • Loads of Fun
  • It Was Okay
  • I Shouldn't Have Bothered

This is to mark books or movies that may have been objectively quite good but that I personally didn't enjoy for some reason. Instead of giving them a low rating, I'll just indicate whether my Personal Enjoyment was high or low.