Category Archives: SideReel News

Become ‘Legit’ With New SideReel Badges

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Peak TV is real, y’all. With so many high-quality series coming at us, it can feel like a real achievement to finish a season of the latest must-watch show. Maybe not a clean-out-the-garage type of accomplishment, but something worth celebrating. Which is why we’ve created even more badges to give out to our TV-loving community for tracking and rating shows, marking episodes as watched, and more.

Here’s an example of a new badge some of you may have received already:

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But wait, there’s more! Behold:

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That last mischievous little kitty is my personal fave.

To find out which badges you’ve earned, just go to your profile page and click “Badges.” And let us what you think about these — or what you think about other SideReel features — here in the comments, on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on GetSatisfaction.

 

Everyone’s a Critic With SideReel Episode Reviews

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Giving a bum Saturday Night Live episode a one-star rating really says a lot. But now you can actually say a lot about that week’s show with episode-specific reviews on SideReel.

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Just like with full series reviews, you can share your episode review on social media. Commenting and the “Thumbs Up” feature are enabled — as is reporting, in case someone gets a little too sassy. You’ll also receive notifications when folks interact with your review.

Now, you obviously wouldn’t make this mistake, but you’ll want to make sure you’re reviewing the individual episode and not the overall show. One path is to click through to the episode description.

So, you review the Grey’s Season 12 premiere here:

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And you review Meredith Grey’s 12-year saga here:

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You can also rate and review episodes right from your Tracker. Convenient, no?

And if you notice a typo or just change your mind about something, you can edit episode reviews to your fickle heart’s content.

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Besides being super simple, writing reviews is a great way to earn more SideReel badges.

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So if you haven’t let your inner critic out yet, give it a go. And tell us what you think about this — or what other features you’d like to see on SideReel— here in the comments, on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on GetSatisfaction.

The SideReel Store Is Open for Business!

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Exciting news, SideReelers!

Have you been coveting fun SideReel gear that you can use around the house or wear around town? Well, we’ve finally opened up a SideReel store! Items feature our logo and popular badges that you earn from using the site, such as the Golden Girls Cats as seen on the SideReel tote.

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We’ll be adding new items regularly, so be sure and check back! Additionally, let us know which sort of products (and badges) you’d like to see available in the future in the comments. You can also request that your favorite badge be made into a product via Facebook or Twitter and we’ll do our best to make it happen!

Currently, we can only ship to the U.S. and Canada, but we hope to eventually be able to ship elsewhere.

Visit the SideReel Store now!

Get the News You Need — Now on the Homepage!

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Get ready for an update we’re really excited about — and one we know you’ll be excited about too: your own personalized SideReel homepage. We’ve been working to make SideReel a better experience for you, so here’s what you need to know:

When you’re logged in and you load up SideReel, you’ll still be able to see all the cool features we have in our slideshow, but if you scroll down a bit further, you’ll notice…Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 11.53.37 AM

This is all based on what’s on your Tracker. Pretty cool, right? Scroll down a little bit further and instead of the Staff Activity Feed, you’ll get yours:Activity FeedSidebar

(We’re staff, which is why this Activity Feed looks like the Staff Feed, but you get the idea.)

Next, scroll back up and take a look at the righthand side of your page. Here you’ll find news relevant to what you’re tracking, as well as our guide to the Most Important Shows on TV This Week, and some ideas for shows you might want to review.

Looking for the Top 10 Shows on the site? That’s now on the TV Shows page. In fact, that’s where you’ll find a bunch of the stuff you used to find on the homepage, including the mini Calendar, a non-personalized list of recently aired episodes, and a non-personalized list of upcoming premieres and finales.

We encourage you to play around with the site and then leave us a note and let us know what you like a lot and what you might like a little less. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

SideReel’s All New Look is Just the Beginning

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SideReel's Gone Responsive

Are you sitting down for this? No? Well, then at least you’ll be ready to jump up and down now that we can announce…

Not only does the site have a totally new design, you can now get the full SideReel experience on your mobile device!

If you’re reading this on your computer, you’ve probably already noticed that we’ve given SideReel a different look and feel, but don’t panic, it still has all of the great features you love, and they all still work the same way:

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Yeah, we think it looks pretty slick, too.

But our desktop view is just the beginning. Do you remember our old phone view? It’s gone, and it’s been replaced by a beautiful new interface with full site functionality!New Mobile Site!

Tablet owners, you don’t think we left you out did you? Because we definitely didn’t. You get a lovely new, tablet-optimized site as well:New Tablet View

Yeah, it’s pretty exciting. Everything behind the scenes is still the same; you still have your same account, tracked shows, reviews, and badges, we’ve just made the site a lot easier to use for everyone! We encourage you to to play around with it as much as possible, and let us know your thoughts through Facebook, Twitter, or GetSatisfaction.

As always, thanks for being the best TV community on the internet. We ‘reel-y love you!

Show Events, Sharing, and Episode Ratings!

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We’ve been busy bees here at SideReel the last few months, and while we’re always excited to introduce new features, we’re REALLY excited about these ones!

First up, Show Events! We know you loved our old Cancellation Buzz page, but the new version gives you a beautiful, real-time look at where everything stands. Click “See All” to be instantly transported to the full feed, and see what’s been green-lighted, cancelled, concluding, renewed, resurrected, or just given a premiere date! Feel passionate about a particular event? Now you can like or comment on any of them:

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The second piece to all of this is making everything easily shareable. On SideReel page you NEED to share with friends?  Just click the social icons and share to your favorite network:sharing1

Particularly proud of a review you wrote? Share those to Facebook and Twitter right from the review. They’ll show up beautifully in your feed:sharing2

Finally, you asked for ’em, and so we delivered… episode ratings! You can now rate episodes right from your tracker, or from the showpage:

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We hope you’re as psyched about these new features as we are, but we’re always looking for more ideas! Tell us what you’d like to see on SideReel here in the comments, on our Facebook or Twitter sites, or on GetSatisfaction.

Exciting Activity on SideReel

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With the new year comes the launch of another exciting new feature on SideReel. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve launched user activity feeds!
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These activity feeds will show you everything from the recent activity of your friends that you are following (see above) to just your own activity (see below) to the activity of the SideReel staff. They’ll let you know what everyone’s been tracking, rating, reviewing, and more!
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To view the activity of the people you’re following, you can simply choose Activity Feed from the drop down menu in the SideReel Navigation. You can also view a mini version of this feed from your Personalized News page.
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Additionally, you can see your own activity from your Profile and you can check out the SideReel staff’s activity on the News page.
We’re hoping you will find this new feature useful – it’s a great way to see what your friends are up to and to find new people to follow! Please give us any feedback you might have.

 

TV News You Can Use

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#BREAKING: SideReel launches personalized news!

Want to be the first to know what’s happening with your favorite shows? Check out your own personal SideReel News page! There, you’ll find everything you’ve ever wanted: a mini-tracker, the latest cancellation buzz, articles from our editorial staff, premieres and finales for shows you’re tracking, and video news tailored just for you. Want updates from around the entertainment web? Just scroll down to the bottom for updates on casting, production, and spoilers.

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If you want to see news for EVERYTHING, just toggle from “News for You” to “All News” at the top of the page and browse away.

We’re beyond excited to introduce this feature, so let us know what you think by chiming in on our Facebook page, Twitter, GetSatisfaction, or right here in the comments.