Is there a reason why you do not distinguish between cinematic release, made for TV & straight to video movies as the IMDb does?
The made for TV have the "TV" genre, but you're right that we don't signal the straight to video. I had never thought about it before, but it looks like a good idea to add a "straight to video" genre. Would you be satisfied with this solution?
I have a series eg Columbo
Our database currently has a problem with the series Columbo. It's not normal that each episode has an entry. It's an error that'll be corrected with the next database update.
there are many collections of made for TV characters eg Sharpe, Jesse Stone which clutter up my movie list. This doesn't seem logical to me.
In the case of Sharpe and Jesse Stone, I don't know if it's logical or not, but it's not an error like Columbo was an error. We've just followed the IMDb, which is our reference (all the movies and series in our database point to an IMDB page). It's a decision that we took to stricty follow the IMDb, and now we can't decide it's a series when the IMDb has decided it's not a series.