I think there needs to be greater consistency in the categorization of ESPN's 30 for 30 series.
Collecton: ESPN 30 for 30 docs
Currently, they are at least four different release types for the titles:
TV episode: 24
TV movie: 2
Short: 1 * (this is the Maysles' Muhammad and Larry, the original version of which is from the 80s and the 30f30 cut is a different thing and it's all a little confusing so I would hold off on changing this until everything else is set)
Some points to consider:
- A number of entries, like Steve James' No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson and Brett Morgen's June 17, 1994 have taken on significant life outside the show and been screened widely.
- I think it's obvious that these are more deserving of being categorized as "TV movies" (as opposed to "TV episodes") than, say, Columbo or Black Mirror.
- There have been various chronological collections released on DVD/streaming, but there really is no "season" organization. The closest comparison is the long-running HBO documentary series America Undercover, "episodes" of which aired whenever and are all here on their own as TV movies.
Wondering how Criticker works, or have a question that doesn't seem to fit under requests or bugs?
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