5⭐️: brilliant – I am thoroughly impressed and this perfect masterpiece will definitely be going on my list of favourites. I would highly recommend it, because it is a must-read/must-watch.
4.5⭐️: amazing – I loved it and it will most likely end up on my list of favourites, even though one or two things could be improved. I’d absolutely recommend it.
4⭐️: very good – there’s room for improvement and it’s not the best thing I’ve ever read/seen, but it was overall highly enjoyable and I would recommend it.
3.5⭐️: good – it was enjoyable, but not particularly memorable. I might recommend it.
3⭐️: okay – it is quite flawed and certainly didn’t leave a lasting impression. I didn’t enjoy it that much, but all in all I still liked it and might recommend it.
2.5⭐️: shrug – it has its moments, but it’s mostly disappointing and boring. It didn’t really make me feel anything and I probably wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
2⭐️: bad – I disliked it. It was very flawed and mostly unenjoyable. If I try hard I could maybe find a few good things in it, but the good outweigh the bad and I wouldn’t recommend it.
1.5⭐️: very bad – I disliked it very much and it was a waste of time. I would definitely not recommend it.
1⭐️: terrible – I hated it and I wish I hadn’t read/watched it. There’s nothing good to say about it and I’d advise everyone to stay very far away from it.
Side note: Goodreads doesn’t allow you to give half star ratings, so I round up when I post my reviews there (e.g., a 4.5⭐️ rating I give on this blog becomes a 5⭐️ rating on Goodreads). So the most accurate ratings can be found on my blog.