Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event

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MRobi

Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:24 am

I saw another post on here from @tbrenne who created the series "Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event", released by Netflix on August 10, 2020. The series was twice removed and the response was that this is not a series, it is 4 specials from other shows.

However, as per Netflix, this was launched as a series with it's own series ID.
See: https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/81223007
Also, if you go to the 4 individual shows, none of them list these episodes as a "special"

It may be an opinion that these are just specials from 4 other series, however that opinion is not shared by the creator of the actual series. If Netflix, the creator of the series, classifies it as it's own series and does not list any of the episodes as a special within those series, who are we to say they are wrong?

This situation is completely different from that of the Arrowverse which was referenced in the explanation of why these were deleted. The Arrowverse crossover events are released by the network as episodes within a season of each individual show. They are not specials either.

Requesting this series be re-instated so it can be properly found and indexed in Sonarr, Emby and Plex.
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Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:54 am

"Game On" is not a series. It's a crossover event involving four different Netflix series (as the title suggests). Much like another popular crossover event, "Crisis on Infinite Earths" which aired several months ago on The CW. Each of the four episodes is listed in the Specials season of the respective series.
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/the-expa ... es/7882064
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/mr-igles ... es/7882063
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/family-r ... es/7882067
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/the-big- ... es/7882061

Netflix has its own reasons for choosing to bundle these four episodes together as a new series. Mostly marketing reasons, one would assume, but also their lack of ability to distinguish specials from regular episodes. Also, Netflix is not the creator of this "series," it's just the broadcaster. These are four different series created by different people.
I understand that you, and several other users, disagree with this decision, but it is final and won't change.
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