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Sun, Apr 7, 2013 2:26 PM

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Ratings: Show season ratings for TV series.

In general the rating system work good BUT imho the rating system for series could be improved offering the possibility to vote also for a season rating which could be shown (A) in the main page of a series WITH the "overall rating" or (B) in the main page of ratings, which could be easier (you can already rate the single episodes but that rating is not so visible since you can see it only on the episode page).Why do this? Example: a series like "The Sopranos" has a global rating of 9.2 and would easily get a rating for every season between 9 and 9.5; BUT a series like "Lost" could easily have a very high rating for the first two seasons (possibly over 9) and then the rating would start to fall significantly. (IMHO)I thnk this kind of information a little bit more detailed about the series could be helpful.

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1.3K Points

9 m ago

With this system, I tend to give the rating to the first season of the show, to give an idea if the show is worth the watch to begin with. But, in the long run, that can give an extremely misleading picture of the whole show.

An example that comes to mind is the 2006 series "Heroes". The first season was amazing and/but it had a full story arc, that could and should have ended right there. The series was a success and was forced upon three more seasons. The level of storytelling dropped and it was a literal pain to watch from there on. (Something similar happened with the original "Twin Peaks" series, but I won't go there now.)

In the same vein, something weird happened with the show "Fear the Walking Dead". It may be that the show was searching for itself or that I myself had problems relating to the storytelling or to the characters, but I just couldn't get on board. I couldn't really tell what was wrong, but after a decent first season, for every subsequent seasons, I had to wrestle with myself to decide if I wanted to continue watching it or not. ...And I'm a zombie fan, ...I watch anything with zombies in it, ...even Z Nation. Anywho, with the season four, "Fear..." became great. Something happened that made it work for me and now I'm a fan.

I wish I could communicate these things with IMDb stars. I really do. I hope we get a seasonal rating system sooner rather than later.

(Note: All opinions presented above are subjective)

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102 Points

8 m ago

Just making a post here to support this idea. IMDb should have separate season rating for a TV show.