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?
Considering the fact that multiple tv shows such as Twin Peaks and the new Disney Plus Marvel shows are allowed on the site, I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to move into the direction of allowing all tv shows on the site. And making the tv shows official could add a whole new area of mechanics, like adding separate episode rating for each show (kind of like track ratings on rym) and top 100 lists for tv shows of different genres similar to the official ones on letterboxd.
👎🏾 I hope they don’t do this. TV shows are a separate animal with multiple episodes you may not have seen all of, and different directors. If you want to track TV shows, use an app created specifically to track TV shows. It’s not a natural progression for Letterboxd IMO.
I would like to ad Tv- Shows like Alias, Friends, Body of Proof, and a documentary called Broken: Broken: The Incredible Story of Brangelina and miniseries in general.
It would be great to add miniseries rather than TV shows as a whole.
Highly agree. Please do this!!
Yes, please keep TV shows separate from films please.
It's funny how this post has been here for 2.5 years, is one of the top posts, and has been completely ignored by the Letterboxd team with not a single comment.
Just download TV Time. It's basically Letterboxd for tv shows.
I understand why people want this, but I think it would be a really bad idea. Watching and discussing movies and TV shows are two very different experiences, and I think trying to combine the two in a single website would be detrimental to both. If Letterboxd were to set up some kind of sister site for TV shows I would definitely use it, but obviously that's a fairly drastic process.
Blue Fire commented
Yeah I mean it would just be good to put on TV shows here. I've watched a lot more tv shows than movies so It would be much more beneficial.
I've been using letterboxd since 2016 and i love that it's used solely for films.
The purpose of the site should be to log movies and nothing else. It will lose it's charm and be like the other 32321 different websites that log everything and are a mess. The team can create this feature without messing the letterboxd?
What type of shows you like
Please do! It gets tiring using movies of the same name as placholders for shows. Would make everything so much easier.
This is the only reason I denied using Letterboxd. I'd love an app that can track both.
Abdulkader Khojema commented
Yes!!! It's so important.
I disagree very much. I think TV shows should be removed completely from Letterboxd. It confuses the purpose of the site needlessly, and the lack of focus will hurt it.
I get that the point of lb is to allow limited series only, yet the definition of limited series changes from country to country. Lb sees anime has limited series, yet in Japan even a 12 episode series isn't seen as one. Usually these are called OVAs and have around 4 episodes.
this creates a lot of confusion because Twin Peaks: The Return is a limited series yet any 12 episode anime isn't one, despite beeing shorter. And the same goes for asian live-action series called "dramas"... usually these are around 10-20 episodes and rarely get 2nd seasons. In Asia, they aren't seen as limited series.. they are just the "normal" series there.
Plus, if the number of episodes isn't either what defines a series as limited or not but rather if it stop airing at some point and came back for a 2nd season, then One Piece, a series with almost 1000 episodes at this point, is as much a limited series as any other anime with 10 or 100 episodes.
Either add all series or remove anything with an episodic format. With a few changes here and there, it would be possible to have series on lb by adding them as single entries.
It would really be a shame not to do this as the current state of tv/streaming is so much more exciting than movies and it became normal to have movie stars starring in their series.
i use traktv to log my series but don't find it that good to explore around.. anything deleted on tmdb stays on there, there is no quality control. many times I end up using imdb as well.. would love to keep everything in the same place.
also, putting everything in the category of "films" is such a mistake.. it should divided in "films" and "series".