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First, my latest WatchTCM experience... 
I wanted to watch The Night Visitor (East Coast) and clickety-click, it wouldn't play.  ok. ??  I click the West Coast feed, it works. Multiple times I try East, then West, refresh page, sign out/in... same results.  So I figure I might catch it later on the West Coast feed, IF I'm still awake.  I watch a couple movies on West feed... it's time for The Night Visitor... I get something to eat, come back, Night Visitor is playing.  For some stupid reason, I decide to refresh the screen. It goes back to Watch Live, showing both West and East selectors.  NOW, click the Night Visitor on the West Coast feed and it will -not- play... but East plays (I didn't want to watch The Singing Marine).  Sigh.

Anyway, Stephan... I was born in (the Territory of) Alaska... been there a long time. I like hiking out of town, on the mountainside. After several decades, you decide that SIX MONTH Winter isn't so great.  Oct 15th, the snow sticks, doesn't melt... stays there until tax day or longer into May. Tired of the bitter cold/wind, and... dark winter ...and sloppy 'break up' in 'Spring' (dirty melt from road chemicals/gravel and splashing from huge mud puddles/lakes). Having visited the west coast, east coast (briefly), driven around Grand Canyon, Zion, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons (heard that story), and stayed awhile in Idaho... I decided I liked having a variety of vegetation (not just swamp spruce, alders, birch ...no fruit trees, etc) and actually four real seasons. And I had a friend in Idaho to stay with. Eventually, I'd like to have a small retirement place in the "Lower 48", and a small place in Alaska for summers... but my small town northern Idaho venture isn't working out, for now, and I have a little more time to work yet, so I'll be back to Alaska for awhile. And I wasn't bothered by mosquitoes in Idaho either, although there's probably a lot more insect life and somewhere there's snakes (none in Alaska, except maybe the 'panhandle')… but I like being warm.  I find there's a lot of people who grow up in one environment or mental outlook... and as they age, they switch to the opposite in environment or outlook. I like variety, the spice of life.

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**** - all of a sudden starting two days ago, 90% of the movies I try to watcg on Watch TCM just show a pop-up that says something like "Sorry, this content is not available at this time.  Watch something else."  Well if I wanted to watch "seomthing else" I'd have clicked on that in the first place.  How about fixing your stupid broken app, TCM?

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I understand why the TCM website was re-designed so that it works better with smart phones, tablets, etc. and I'm OK with that.

That said, they seem to have taken away a feature that I used frequently and I hope it comes back!

On the old website, you could search the database for a film title, actor, director, etc. and near the top it would show you all the films that were coming up on TCM (in the next few months) that matched your search.  You could even click on a film title to get an email "reminder" when it was showing.

That feature seems to be completely gone now!   😭

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 I think the "new" website is not good for us. I cannot find a list of any actor upcoming movies related to their Bio page... So how can anyone plan ahead for seeing cherished films or discover new ones? I think removing it in their new and improved design has actually hurt the typical TCM viewer. If this is a related note, has AT&T now purchased TCM? Maybe the changes are coming from them. If anyone at TCM actually reads this, please reinstate the bio page of every actor, and list upcoming films like you did.

I really searched the "new" TCM, and I'll be darned if I can find that type of information. These are the movies we love, and share with younger and older viewers. We gather ( when there is no pandemic) to enjoy the shared experience of film. I saw Casablanca in the theatre a few years ago now, and hearing 100 voices laughing at the same moments, hearing people applaud a film as credits begin to roll by, sharing the love of film... So before high tech removes that  nuance of the TCM information page(s) forever, let's bring back the light for direction to view great films. Thanks in advance.

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