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Fri, Mar 14, 2014 1:14 AM


Name Pages: Hide number of episodes on name pages to avoid spoilers

Dear IMDb.com,

I absolutely love the site. I cannot begin to praise how wonderful it is or how much it has impacted the hobby I have for watching movies or television. For example, I have found so many great movies through the Top 250 list, which has become a goal to finish for my significant other and me for the past year and a half. I am constantly referencing IMDb to find out more about actors, movies, shows, producers, and much more. Without this reference my experience with movies and shows would be heavily hurt; however, there is one major quarrel I have with the site.

When one goes to reference a television show to see who is acting in which role on the site, under the actor's name, the number of episodes that they acted in shows up. This is troublesome because it gives away how many episodes the character is in, which could give away whether or not they are dead later in the show. I ran into this when watching Game of Thrones (of course), House of Cards, and Breaking Bad. (SPOILER ALERT: GAME OF THRONES SEASON 1) When I went to check who played Eddard Stark, I saw that Sean Bean had only  acted in 11 episodes. This must have meant that his character dies or goes away after these 11 episodes.

This could be fixed by only showing the number of episodes only if you scroll over a "spoiler box" or if you put it on a separate page, like the character page or an actor's page. Either way, it has given up who has been killed off or removed from the show many times. I don't want to quit using the site as a reference for these television shows because of all of the great amenities and information that it offers. This small problem could be easily fixed.

Thank you very much. Keep up the great work and congrats on having a wonderful site.


Ryan Gallagher


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152 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Would it be possible to make cast lists spoiler free?.

Would it be possible to make the cast lists spoiler free? I'm watching a tv show on dvd and wanted to check something on IMDb - but just by going to the main page for the show in question I knew that two of the main characters would die since they were listed in fewer episodes than some of the other main characters.

Would it be possible to add a "watch in detail" feature and list the number of epidodes for the characters there? I hate being spoiled just by looking at the main page.

Thank you!