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The Closer: The Complete First Season
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66% of potentially unnatural reviews removed (why?)
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Fail Overall Grade
FAIL Reviewer Ease
WARN Deleted Reviews
WARN Rating Trend
WARN Unverified Purchases
WARN Brand Repeats
WARN Suspicious Reviewers
WARN Reviewer Participation
PASS Word Count Comparison
PASS Phrase Repetition
PASS Overlapping Review History
PASS Incentivized Reviews

Most Trusted Reviews

I actually bought it, enough said! [Go to full review]
Mar 23, 2018      
100% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Take-Back Reviewer (1 deleted Review; avg. rating: 1.0)
  • Brand Repeater (2 of 96 reviews for this brand; avg rating: 5.0)
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 4.2)


Least Trusted Reviews

Few shows have so much: great stories, great acting. How ... [Go to full review]
Feb 10, 2013      
0% TRUST
  • Unverified Purchaser
  • Created on a high volume day
  • Take-Back Reviewer (5 deleted Reviews; avg. rating: 5.0)
  • Brand Repeater (2 of 185 reviews for this brand; avg rating: 5.0)
  • Overlapping Review History: reviewed 2 of 9 top products
  • Easy Grader (avg. rating: 4.7)


Analysis Details

Fail Reviewer Ease
The ease score is the average rating for all reviews that a given reviewer submits. The average ease score for reviewers of this product is 4.4, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.4. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

4.4 Product's Average Ease Score

4.4 Category's Average Ease Score


4.4
4.4


Read more about our Reviewer Ease test.


Warn Deleted Reviews

We discovered a total of 21 deleted Reviews for this product, with an average rating of 4.8. Even though deleted reviews don't affect the average rating, the fact that action was taken to delete reviews raises some red flags about the integrity of the reviews for the product as whole.

There are a few limitations to keep in mind regarding the Deleted Reviews test:
  1. We don't have a magic ability to collect every single deleted review; we can only identify reviews as deleted if we collect them on one date and then notice they are no longer visible on a subsequent date.
  2. We have no information on reviews that were never published in the first place.
  3. We also don't know why these reviews were removed. It could be action from the platform, personal decision by the review author, part of an entire account closure, even some data error on our part, etc.
Read more about our Deleted Reviews test.

4.8 average rating of deleted reviews

4.8


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Warn Rating Trend

  • 44%
  • Created over 134 days

We counted 2,378 reviews for this product over the span of 4,398 days, an average of 0.5 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 4 or fewer reviews on any given day.

However, we see the following 134 days exceeding this threshold:In total, we found that 1,049 reviews were created on just 134 days. This is an excessively high number of reviews submitted on these high volume days.

from reviews created on high volume days

from reviews created on normal volume days


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Rating Trend test.

Warn Unverified Purchases

1,727 of the 2,378 total reviews for this product are unverified purchases. While this is a higher percentage of unverified purchases than we'd expect to see, it does not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from unverified purchasers

from verified purchases


4.7
4.8


Unverified purchases may be the result of Kindle Unlimited readers, buyers who didn't pay full price, or reviewers who did not purchase the product at Amazon. Read more about our Unverified Purchases test.

Warn Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters


779 of the 2,378 reviewers have reviewed other products for this brand. While this is more Brand Repeaters than we'd expect to see, the discrepancy in ratings between the Brand Repeaters and non-repeaters isn't significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.

from Brand Repeaters

from Non-Repeaters


4.8
4.6


Read more about our Brand Repeats test.

Warn Suspicious Reviewers

Take-Back Reviewers


142 of the 2,378 reviewers have had at least one of their past reviews for another product deleted. While this is more Take-Back Reviewers than we'd expect to see, it does not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from take-back reviewers

from reviewers without previously deleted reviews


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Suspicious Reviewers test.

Warn Reviewer Participation

  • 38%
  • From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

We see the following 1 participation group with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:In total, we found that 913 reviewers (or 38%) are within an overrepresented participation group. While this is more reviews from overrepresented participation groups than we'd expect to see, these reviews do not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

From reviewers with a properly represented participation


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Reviewer Participation test.

Pass Word Count Comparison

  • 26%
  • Have an overrepresented word count

In the graph above, we can see the distribution of review word counts for this product and the expected distribution for this category. We see the following 1 group with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:In total, we found that 625 reviews (or 26%) are within an overrepresented word count group. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviews with an overrepresented word count

from reviews with a properly represented word count


4.8
4.7


Read more about our Word Count Comparison test.

Pass Phrase Repetition
Reviews that contain one of these phrases are NOT necessarily devalued; read more about how this test works here.

Common Phrases in Reviews:
40 reviews
(4.9/5)
25 reviews
(4.8/5)
Common Phrases in Titles:
40 reviews
(4.8/5)
39 reviews
(4.7/5)
32 reviews
(4.8/5)
53 reviews
(4.7/5)
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41 of the 2,378 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviews with substantial repetitive phrases

from reviews without substantial repetitive phrases


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Pass Overlapping Review History
Reviewers of this product have ALSO reviewed the following products:

15% also reviewed:
Blue Blood by Michael M. Robin

11% also reviewed:
The Closer: Season 3 by Warner Brothers

Does not include products
from the same brand


812 of the 2,378 reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviewers with substantial overlapping history

from reviewers without a substantial overlapping history


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Overlapping Review History test.

Pass Incentivized Reviews
On Oct 3, 2016, Amazon prohibited incentivized reviews, however we still test for them since there are still millions in our dataset.

  • 0%
  • Admitted to receiving an incentive
We didn't detect any reviews that used language indicating they were incentivized.
Read more about our Incentivized Reviews test. Check out our study showing that Incentivized Reviewers are much more likely to leave a positive review.