"If to be truthful is to be cruel, then lying must surely be an act of kindness. And so, kindness is a lie." --- Hikigaya Hachiman
and yea thats all folks
10 - Masterpiece. A show that fits all of the following criteria: a) technically and artistically competent - good directing, intelligent writing, great art and music; b) thought-provoking - literally, makes you want to think about what you saw; c) unique - offers something most other works of fiction don’t; d) huge rewatch value - can be watched 3+ times and remain fun; e) didactic - actually teaches you something about life.
9 - Great. Lacks a single quality of a masterpiece, most likely the didacticism.
8 - Good. Lacks 2+ qualities of a masterpiece, but is enjoyable otherwise. No serious flaws. Mandatory rewatch value.
7 - Fine. A show that is “generic”, or uninspiring, or flawed, but enjoyable otherwise. Low rewatch value. Shows that could’ve been a masterpiece but have some unignorable flaws also go here.
6 - Mediocre. Timekiller - you don’t regret watching it, but you’ll forget it once it’s over. No rewatch value.
5 - Guilty pleasure. Objectively it’s garbage, but there is at least one aspect that is interesting and worth watching for. Also a score for bad sequels that you watch for the sake of completion.
4 - Bad. No value that justifies not dropping it and spending time on one of the hundreds of better shows in existence. Also a score for bad adaptations of good source material and pointless OVAs.
3 - Terrible. Immersion-breaking flaws that ruin your ability to care. Something you drop in the middle of an episode.
2 - Unwatchable. Literally - it’s so bad it physically hurts to watch it.
1 - Crime against humanity. Morally and/or intellectually insulting. Whoever is responsible for it needs to get stabbed to death with rusty spoons.
I actually use a 14-point scale, some series are 14/10 in comparison to a normal 10/10 series, and I don't see a point in dropping the score of the 95% of the series just because there are select few which are massively superior.