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?
I think it would be great to have a sister app, connected to Letterboxd for TV.
I don't think it should be mixed however, with the movie section, I think most people against the idea don't want it to become convoluted with a bunch of people logging their TV episodes and ratings for a bunch of seasons. I think it would be great if Letterbox itself had a seperate category for TV shows in profiles and/or on the website itself and you had to click on the TV section on the website or profile so that way its somewhat seperated and you don't get a bunch of people rating seasons or episodes muddled up on the main site, or a sister app.
There are apps for TV yes, but none of them have the same beauty, intuitiveness and userbility of Letterboxd. If it was somehow seperated from the main section, or 2 distinct but connected areas Letterboxd would become a absolute powerhouse. I also love the List function on Letterboxd and was able to find a lot of movies I would have otherwise not heard about due to some great Lists, I would love that so much for TV.
There's so much great TV that would be lovely to track in the same vein as Letterboxd.
Please add TV shows. Let us at least review them by season. So many shows now blur the line, it's not right that we can review TIGER KING but not BETTER CALL SAUL,
Also, why are other content allowed (such as comedy specials, filmed concerts, and even rumored films that don't actually exist) but not tv series? At least TV content is scripted and has a story...
I find it very frustrating to look up an actor that I recognize, only to not be able to find what I know them from on letterboxd, and then have to conduct a second search on IMDB.
please add tv shows -- or consider making more clear guidelines on what is included. I don't like that miniseries like Big Little Lies are allowed but Anthology series like American Crime Story are not. If they are up for the same Emmy category, they should both be eligible to be on here.
if some tv shows are on here we should be able to get all tv shows for the sake of consistency.
Please no, there are other apps for TV Shows.
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)