Fri, Jan 29, 2021 8:29 PM
A TV title with four episodes can be categorized as a miniseries or a series. Since "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders" had a total running time less than 240 minutes, should it be re-categorized as a TV series? Thanks.
2 years ago
I would call that a mini-series.
Puzzled: the title you linked is a TV Movie of length 54min. No episodes there.
(I'm not saying that's right, just that's what's _there_.)
Although it doesn't list any episodes, its runtime's attribute is "4 parts". (So it's a miniseries in terms of parts. Understood literally though, its runtime should be divided by 4 parts to equal 13.5 minutes per part. Other TV movies on IMDb list neither episodes nor a runtime attribute.)
@bderoes The "title correction" that I'm contributing is: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996) (TV miniseries). Why does it warn: "The year or title type tag 1996 is incorrectly formatted"? IMDb Help's example for "Mad Men" (2007) include a second line that I don't understand because "made for TV" isn't a specific format for TV titles.
mini-series is a keyword thing.
So you should change the title to
"The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)"
with the quotes
and add keyword tv-mini-series
That should be
"The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders" (1996)
I don't have a strong opinion about how it should be listed, and the written guidelines are inconclusive, but a change to a series listing would probably be accepted. I think many old titles have been changed from TV movie to series listings over the years.
Yes, absolutely the year should not be in the quotes. Sorry!
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