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Exclude TV episodes in Explore Database

Postby movieboy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:34 am

Looks like criticker has added TV episodes to the database. This is extremely inconvenient. When I explore the database with filters looking for movies with high PSI, I get multiple TV episodes of the same series which I do not like. Please provide a filter to exclude any TV series episodes or seasons (if you allow seasons).

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Re: Exclude TV episodes in Explore Database

Postby mpowell » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:09 am

We only allow episodes of particular TV Series -- the kinds that work as standalone movies, like Black Mirror or American Playhouse. If others are getting through, please let us know, and we'll clean that up.

But we also hear your suggestion about filtering episodes out of the database -- currently, we only have that filter for "TV Series", but haven't broken it down further. Thanks for the suggestion, we'll take a look!

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Re: Exclude TV episodes in Explore Database

Postby movieboy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:27 pm

mpowell wrote:We only allow episodes of particular TV Series -- the kinds that work as standalone movies, like Black Mirror or American Playhouse. If others are getting through, please let us know, and we'll clean that up.


There are many Sherlock episodes

https://www.criticker.com/tv/The-Final-Problem/
https://www.criticker.com/tv/The-Six-Thatchers/
https://www.criticker.com/tv/The-Sign-of-Three/
https://www.criticker.com/tv/The-Empty-Hearse/
https://www.criticker.com/film/Sherlock ... y-Returns/

The last one even shows up as a film - though it's part of a TV series

Many more, I think.

I don't see these as any different from any other Drama TV series episodes

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Re: Exclude TV episodes in Explore Database

Postby gabba2k7 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:03 pm

yeah...interesting topic ...

for example i am ok with american horror story (stand alone seasons) being listed several times


but i dont think that black mirror(stand alone) episodes should be listed separately

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so maybe to introduce couple of checks like
[V] include stand alone episodes
[V] include stand alone seasons

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Re: Exclude TV episodes in Explore Database

Postby BadCosmonaut » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:12 pm

I don't see why any show needs to be split at all, but if any kind of show is going to be split, I think only the Black Mirror types should be.

But then wouldn't that mean every single Twilight Zone type of show should be split? It will be inconsistent if not, or way too many individual episode entries if so.

2019 February update: I changed my mind on this. I think they should all just be one entry, even for Black Mirror type shows. The annoyance of having so many episode entries outweighs the benefit.
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Re: Exclude TV episodes in Explore Database

Postby Risselada » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:31 pm

mpowell wrote:We only allow episodes of particular TV Series -- the kinds that work as standalone movies, like Black Mirror or American Playhouse.


Mike, I've tried to submit some other episodes of anthology series like this but it won't even allow me to submit them for review.

I just get the message "Message: TV Episode - Criticker doesn't currently accept individual episodes into the system"

How can I submit episodes for things like this (The Wednesday Play for instance)?

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Re: Exclude TV episodes in Explore Database

Postby Risselada » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:00 am

And why is this allowed? https://www.criticker.com/tv/The-Reichenbach-Fall/

It's an episode of the show "Sherlock" which I haven't seen but I'm pretty sure is not an anthology series or "stand alone" type movies. It has the same characters and cast from episode to episode.

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Re: Exclude TV episodes in Explore Database

Postby BadCosmonaut » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:32 am

I went through and ignored every episode of Columbo. I don't get it either. Just make it be one entry.

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Re: Exclude TV episodes in Explore Database

Postby Risselada » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:50 pm

mpowell, I'd be curious for an answer as to why "Sherlock" episodes were allowed when they don't seem to fit the criteria.

But more importantly, I'd like to propose some series that I feel very strongly do fit in this criteria. They are just like "American Playhouse" which you mentioned, and also like "Playhouse 90" which I see you also have episodes of already in the database.

As Wikipedia defines an "Anthology Series" - An anthology series is a radio, television or book series that presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode. These usually have a different cast each week.

I'd ask you to consider please adding these series to the list of those you will allow individual episodes to be added from. If anyone else has any comments or suggestions, please share them. But many of these are fully contained films, many directed by filmmakers who would be considered by many to be "auteurs" (not that that last part is essential).

The Alcoa Hour - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047707/
Armchair Theatre - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0161126/
BBC2 Playhouse - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0762803/
Danger - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042098/
The Dick Powell Show - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054532/
Play for Today - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165592/
Screen Directors Playhouse - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047768/
Studio One in Hollywood - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040051/
Theatre 625 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212698/
Thirty-Minute Theatre - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212699/
The Wednesday Play - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058853/

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Re: Exclude TV episodes in Explore Database

Postby kritikos » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:28 am

The best solution is to add episodes to their own TV episodes category and let users save a set of filters as their default view of the full database.


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