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Below attached proposal how it could looke like, as is today and with hidden by default:
In addition, this could be something that you can set up yourself on your profile.
There are a few other people who expressed concern that a television episode is spoiled because the number of episodes are available for regular and guest cast. Here is one example:
Actors and actresses, and crew members may receive onscreen credit for episodes in which they do not appear. So the number of appearances may not be a reliable indicator whether a character survives a life threatening situation.
Your suggestion looks sound. However, there are some considerations that the IMDb technical staff would have to address in implementing what you suggest.
- What should the default behavior be? My preference would be to display the number of appearances. You and other people would prefer that they would be hidden.
- Should this be a user selectable feature that can be selected on the user's Site Preferences page (https://secure.imdb.com/register-imdb/siteprefs)? If this feature were to become available, I would like to be able to turn off the feature. Other people may prefer that it stay on and others may not care. The IMDb technical staff will need to balance the additional complexity versus the added functionality.
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I always fear looking up longer running TV shows that I've just started to watch, because the # of episodes and years an actor is in a show always spoils for me that a character dies off. I want IMDB to have a "safe viewing" option that would hide these things, so I can still look up who plays a certain character without having these things ruined for me.
Hello, I'm seeing Prison Break and I see the numbers of episodes that some characters do. So, for example Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney) has 23 episodes, so I assume that she died. My suggestion is to remove the information of the number of episodes from the cast. Thank you
I don't know if it exists already, in that case, I can't find it, haha! But it would be great with some kind of spoiler button when you are scrolling through the cast in a tv-show. I'm thinking about how many episodes a certain actor has appeared in.
Sometimes you start watching a show not in the year it was aired while it is still on, and if you want to check something on IMDB you might get spoilers:
If you click on a character's filmography, you immediately see if he was on that show THIS year, the year he was last on the show and for how many episodes. So you know for sure that that character might be out of the show, or that he is still alive. For some shows that's a major spoiler!
So it happens to me A LOT that I don't check something on IMDB until I finish watching all aired episodes, which is a shame.
I'm always checking the cast and other informations of series before I watch them. Sometimes this causes me seeing accidentally number of episodes each actor/actress took role which gives me a clue about which character dies/quits when. Curiousity and uncertainity, making the series more exited, disappears. I'd appreciate seeing them as optional in the series pages( like show/hide and hide as default).
So I watched a show that was the first ever episode, there havent been any more aired yet. There was someone i recognised and i wondered what else they had been in, so i came on here. it showed how many episodes that person had been in and it was the same with the rest of the people, because of this, it completely spoiled a huge part of that episode. please find a way to hide it from automatically being viewed. someone has already suggested the idea of maybe use a mouse over function. im really disappointed in this
I think there should be a mouse over option to show the episodes number on each actor on series or something like that to prevent spoilers. This issue has been discussed again but hasn't been fixed - solved yet. Thanks a lot for your time imdb team, great work in everything!
On the pages for tv series, I think there should be a mouse over function for the number of episodes a cast member appears in rather than having them all displayed. On a number of occasions I have looked at the imdb page for a show I am still watching, and had a spoiler when I saw a main character was in a lot less episodes than everyone else. You know something is going to happen to them.
Just don't allow ANY posting information on upcoming episodes of SERIAL type shows like "24." To avoid spoilers is the reason. For example, this season of "24" has 12 episodes total. Episode #11 is being shown tonight. I looked at the episode list, and see an unbelievable summary of episode #12 that tells everything -- I hope it is bogus.
It's OK to list the upcoming episode title and number.
PLEASE, PLEASE remove the episode number under an actor's movies... you don't have to completely remove it, but make it hidden until clicked. Some times when I'm watching a TV show, I go look at the actors and see who the person is... and if they have an episode count, it ruins the show for me as it pretty much tells me that person's character isn't going to be on the show for that long. It's essentially spoiling the show.
This episode count shows up in two places... on mobile it's right there next to the years the show was made. On the web, it actually is imbedded in the "Show all # Episodes" ...since the system only automatically shows a few episodes, this expands to show all of them.
Anyway, maybe this doesn't bother a lot of people, but I hate it. I pretty much know when someone is going to be killed off if their episode count 3 and I'm watching them in the 3rd episode.
Obviously this more about watching older TV shows, where the main actors may have 50, 100, 200 episodes... but then character "X" has 3.
Is it possible NOT to show how many episode each actors acted in the tv series ? If you show how many episodes/year each actor is acted then it will major spoiler for the users who will be watching the show. They will know exactly when something will happen to the actor.
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