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‘Black Mirror’: Now You, Too, Can Take a ‘Nosedive’ by Rating Everyone You Know

Just don't get any lower than a 4.0.

Bryce Dallas Howard in Black Mirror


If you’ve already binge-watched the latest season of “Black Mirror,” then you’re already familiar with the Uber-like premise of “Nosedive”: Everybody rates everyone they interact with on a scale from one to five, and anything under four stars is seen as a failure. (This is also how an alarming number of critics grade things, but I digress.) A new tie-in website allows you to do just that, because social media hasn’t already made our interpersonal relationships strained enough.

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RateMe goes so far as to mimic the interface of Bryce Dallas Howard’s phone in the episode, in which she plays a rating-obsessed woman hoping to raise her 4.2 by delivering a speech at her former friend’s wedding. If you enter your name or social media handle, the site will generate you a rating of your own; I received a 3.6, which in the world of the show is dismal.

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Season three of “Black Mirror” premiered on Netflix last month. All six new episodes are available to stream now and definitely rate higher than a 4.0.

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