Add TV shows?
Seems like a natural addition. Website keeps growing. Why not expand to add television shows? Have them as a separate category so they don't mix in with film ratings?
P. H. commented
Hell no. TV shows grow like kudzu. TruTV has a show about people who make things out of feces (not a joke). Why stop at TV shows? Might as well add TV commercials.
Edit: calling Twin Peaks: The Return a film is just an intellectual jackoff. It was intended from the start to air on TV. Just because someone strung them together and played them in a theater doesn’t it a film. What if I booked a screen to show a 2-hour TikTok compilation?
Antonio Atte commented
No thank you.
Please do not add TV shows. I like how this app is solely for film!!
Joel Battsek commented
Personally, I prefer letterboxd being kept for just movies.
Levi Laurence commented
This is the one thing Letterboxd is missing, to me. Simply list TV shows as a single entity rather than seasons/episodes, allow users to search within specifically tv, specifically movies or mixing both into the search results. Considering Twin Peaks: The Return is one of the highest rated things on the site at the moment, it's clear that TV can be just as important as movies. I think it would make the site much more comprehensive.
Joseph Stephen McKenna commented
Yes, PLEASE add a television component, or at least a sister website/app for television.
My vote would be series as a singular entity for starters, and then perhaps add seasons/episodes later on.
This would keep me within Letterboxd, rather than trying to find other apps!
please do this!
as seperate category I wouln'd have anything against it, but mixed.. no
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add TV. I think it should be handled as a single entity, the way that Big Little Lies and other short series are currently listed.
Baldur Orri commented
TV being added, albeit somehow separate from films, would be a godsend. Probably a pipe dream but I feel like it would be nothing but beneficial along as it doesn't bother those who only want to log films. I can personally attest to the fact that the only reason some of my friends still primarily use other websites like IMDb is because Letterboxd doesn't have TV. Mini-series being allowed is such a tease, it's like a little taste of what it would be like to have TV on Letterboxd. Like, NGE and Bebop are allowed here - and there's no mistaking it, those are definitely television series. Sure, they have one season, but they're serialized and go through many arcs. It's not like Das Boot or Fanny and Alexander. But people (including me) still love to be able to write reviews for Bebop or NGE! So I really hope TV gets added one day.
I personally do not feel like tv shows should be added. It seems like it would be a mess with seasons, episodes, ext. Films are nice and tidy. I feel like the massive bulk of the community would want the site to remain a place for film only discussions, lists, ratings, ext.
To play devils advocate, there are 50 something anime tv series currently on the website. Note there are also anime films (which 100% belong on the site) but there are also anime tv series such as the Monogatari series entries (tv ones as well as the Kizu films), Hunter x Hunter, ext.
I figure there's no consideration around this idea since it's had no response from a dev? I want to have hope since they tweeted late 2017 that they don't have TV shows *yet* (https://twitter.com/letterboxd/status/905145674475372545?lang=en), which was so long ago, but I'm still holding on.
I hate swapping between websites for movies and TV shows, I love Letterboxd, simple, UI is modern and sleek, so if TV shows was available, it would be my go-to platform.
Jeffry Palermo commented
I think breaking down by episode would be amazing. More pageviews for ad revenue and the ability to geek out over specific episodes of shows you like.
Like this idea but wouldn't want it to break down to episode level - would just create mess.
Yes, please. Maybe another site. Maybe using some kind of categorisation. But it seems like this would be a no-brainer (although obviously capacity would need to be considered)
I would absolutely love this.
Yes please, I really don't like that mini-series count as movies for the moment. Both are really different and should not be considered the same.
uva / samson commented
there are some tv shows already (Little Big Lies and The Lake, for example). you could expand and simply add the tv show section, maybe separate the count for each because watching 1 season / tv show isn't the same as watching 1 movie in many levels.