IMDB IS CRAP NOW!

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IMDb used to be my go to app whenever I wanted to find out information about TV episodes. Now IMDB is complete garbage! Episode dates and titles of episodes are completely wrong in almost every show I look up including how to get away with murder, the path etc. I guess I'll find a different way to look for my info
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  • totally ticked off and fed up

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We are sorry to hear this.  Please could you provide more specific examples so that we can investigate?  Which episodes have the wrong air dates and / or titles? 

Note that IMDb localizes release dates and titles to the country selected in the "Title display country" menu on https://www.imdb.com/preferences/general  (or via your IP address if you are not registered) so please ensure that you have selected the correct country in this menu.  This may explain any differences. 
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I believe m is talking about the air dates and episode titles.

Some examples:

The Handmaids Tale - S01

Episode 1 airs April 26, 2017

Episodes 2 - 10 airs January 1, 2017

Handmaids wrapped principle photography on Feb. 5, 2017

So how can a show air episodes when they haven't finished filming them yet, let alone are not even in post production?


The Americans - S05

Episode 1 'Amber Waves' airs March 7, 2017 

Episodes 2 - 11 airs once a week

Episodes 12 and 13 airs January 1, 2017


Orphan Black - S05

Episode 1 airs June 10, 2017

Episodes 2 - 10 airs January 1, 2017


I think what m is talking about is that before the Message Board purge, the air dates and listings were up-to-date and not retro back dated. 

For me I can do the math and I just need the first air date and go from there. So I can see how others can view this glitch as frustrating and that IMDb has dropped the ball on this section and are waiting for it to be corrected.
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For series (or seasons) that haven't aired yet, this is always going to be a problem. The data is user entered and probably by someone that knows little else than how many episodes there are going to be.

However, it is a self correcting problem. As episodes air (or are scheduled to air), the title and release dates will be corrected but users like me. Pretty much all data before actual release should be taken with a grain of salt.
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Yeah I kinda figured. Just like some production companies submit updated broadcast dates as well. 

So like I said, it's no big deal for me, but for some others... well...
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Hi Omar,

I've just taken a look and I can see that these episodes have now been fixed. Unfortunately it can be difficult for us to establish the release order of episodes when submitters add speculative future release dates to all episodes and then only the first episode is amended. If you do notice any more of these please submit an update to amend the release date by using the edit page feature.

Thanks,
Will
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Omar Roessler

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Thanks Will. Good to know!

Cheers!
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The worst thing about IMDB now is the lack of message boards. None of the lists are working either.

Looks like I'll be hitting up Rotten Tomatoes for reviews and information from now on.

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