Netflix recut (6x 90') of Chinese show (76x 45')

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alltimemarr
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:03 am

I tried searching the bible and the change requests forums, and I know about la casa de papel not having its own entry/order for Netflix, which is super logic. Because on Netflix it's still the same content.

But for this Chinese show "Empresses in the Palace" it's actually a very much short cutted version of the original. So there's lots of footage missing. I've got no idea how the original episodes overlap with the netflix episodes... must be like 8 eps in one netflix episode haha.

So what's TVDb's stance on it?
Is there any precedent?

since i can't find an official Netflix press release, i think this is a next best thing:
https://deadline.com/2015/03/netflix-em ... 201395800/

and here's like a review/comparison with original Chinese series.
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/915136.shtml
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:19 am

The only option is to add them as completely new episodes here.

https://thetvdb.com/series/empresses-in ... lternate/1

Unfortunately this alternate season is not yet exposed to the api, but it will be.
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:24 am

I didn't realise/notice the Netflix tab yet! Neat!

But sorry, just checking.

Is it okay for me to add 6 completely brand new 90 mins episodes to the Netflix Season?

Then the unassigned episodes will still be 76, and I don't know how that shows/will show in the API. They don't belong to the Netflix order. Likewise, those 6 brand-new episodes, don't belong in the Aired Order.
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:52 am

You didn't notice it, because I added it for you.
And yes, you add six new episodes to it, because they have a different runtime. The unassigned episodes don't matter in this case, as you can't use them for this order. They are not the same episodes. The same goes for the aired order. The six episodes will appear in unassigned.
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:26 pm

Ahh, thanks for much for the guidance Imzadi!

I've just added the episodes and am adding the episode images right now!
Hope it gets into the API soonTM, and Trakt can make it work into something, haha.
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