This is pretty off topic, but I thought you all might enjoy.
I recently watched the Black Mirror episode “Nosedive,” where individuals rate each other on a five-star scale. Those with higher ratings have more status, and individuals will do anything to increase their star rating. The protagonist is stuck at 4.2, and desperate to increase her rating. Of course, the episode is called “Nosedive,” so you might guess how that works out for her.
Most would interpret the episode as being about caring too much about our social media popularity, but as an AirBnB host, this episode took on special meaning. We know how important maintaining a high rating is to stay on the platform, and how arbitrary guests can be when they rate us.
This episode is available on Netflix, and I’d love to know if anyone else watched it and made the connection to AirBnB hosting.
Or: have you ever seen anything else in pop culture that reminds you of hosting? I’m surprised nobody has written a romantic comedy yet about a host and guest who fall in love.