Until recently I often used a website called TV Tome. This was the best place to go for information about TV programmes. It contained episode guides, cast lists and various other bits of trivia about all of your favourite programmes. Nice simple interface. A few ads, but nothing too intrusive.
It’s not there now tho’. It has reinvented itself as TV.com. I think that all of the content is still there, but I can’t be sure because the new site is almost unusable. It’s far more graphics intensive than the old site and it makes heavy use of flash and/or Java applets. The site is horribly slow and there is too much going on all over the page.
I know people need to make money from their web sites and I suppose that they are now able to charge advertisers more. But when the needs of the advertisers takes precedence over the needs of the users then a web site is in deep trouble.
Or maybe it was just change for the sake of it. In which case it was pointless.
I hope that someone builds a new, simpler TV site. Or perhaps there’s another already out there. Currently I’m still struggling along with TV.com, but I won’t be able to take it much longer.
Update: Ok. From the comments I’m getting, I see that the TV IV Wiki is the place to go now.