5 Stars (2019 – 2021)

This is just a quick post but I was curious about how many 5 stars I’d given out at the Review Heap so far (or, at least between 2019-2021).

And it seems to be about 40!

Out of the 200+ reviews I’ve done so far it kinda makes me feel like I’ve been throwing 5-star reviews around like confetti 😀

Well, maybe not quite.. but it might show that I’ll abandon something if I’m not enjoying it, rather than slog through!

Here’s the list (with bonus hyphens and the occasional abbreviation since I was running out of room in the word cloud generator):

(Looking back, maybe I’d change some of these, but it was fun to reflect on them a moment, but on the other hand it’s not such a big deal so I doubt I’ll rush to change any scores).

Any of them 5 stars (or favs) for you?

7 thoughts on “5 Stars (2019 – 2021)

    1. It does add a tiny bit of indecision for me sometimes, yeah.

      It has been pretty great viewing when I look back on this list, fun mix of classics and stuff I’d never seen before 🙂


  1. I wouldn’t worry too much about having a high number of 5 star shows. You just need to remember that it’s not necessarily a comparison.

    When I started reviewing books a while back, Lord of the Rings and Hitchhiker’s Guide were my two first reviews, both 5 star. Then I started comparing every title to those as to whether they were worth 5 stars and nothing could live up to them. Made me realize it was more about how the story made me feel and not whether it was a flawless work of art.

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    1. That’s true – it’s hard not to think of them as comparative!

      I feel the same – how can this 5-star thing be as good as this 5-star thing? In the end, I have to go with my response, yeah. I’ve been dithering over my next review a bit, ‘The Book of Bantorra’, since I’m not sure what the number I should settle on should be. (One day, I might well drop the numerical aspect for the reviews).

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  2. Wow, I didn’t realize you had that many 5 star reviews. I guess you’re a positive individual, but not a sycophant which I respect. I definitely agree with Millennium Actress and Perfect Blue getting 5 stars. You also gave amazing scores to other series I like even if I didn’t think they were masterpieces, but I can see why you or some others would give 5 stars.

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    1. I think so, yeah 😀
      Those two films are so, so very great, huh? I try to watch both once a year but I haven’t seen either this year yet. Tempting to try a ‘revisited’ kinda review post, actually. (Although, probably better to go for things I reviewed back in 2019 or something, compared to a review from last year).

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      1. Nothing wrong with that as long as your honest with your reviews.

        I know, right? That’s not a bad idea with watching them once a year or even making revisited reviews. Maybe you can do an expansion or cover certain facets of the movies like aesthetics, character studies, or allegories.

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