I'm pretty strict about ratings these days, but most stuff is still probably overrated by a point or so. Average is supposed to mean just that, but I think 6 is probably what I give an average show these days most of the time. Anything above that had to be reasonably entertaining.
Anything I gave a 10 to was either emotionally draining, or executed an inherently interesting or novel concept perfectly. Or I just fucking loved it.
Anyway, if you accidentally microwaved your cat and there wasn't a warning explicitly telling you not to do that, call me.