IMDb launches character pages
Well, this is a rather cool feature for a TV fan: IMDb pages for TV and movie characters.
Now, it's one thing to have a page for a character that has only been seen on one TV show. But what about characters that have appeared on several TV shows? I decided to test IMDb and see how thorough it is. I typed in "Mike Bauer," a character that used to be on Guiding Light. The character has not only been played by a bunch of characters over the decades, he also appeared on another soap, Another World (on another network!), and damn, the IMDb caught that too.
It also lists multiple shows/movies that have used a particular character name. For example, if you're a fan of Two and a Half Men and type in "Charlie Harper," that page comes up, but you also find out that Edward Albert played a character by that name on the short-lived George Clooney/Lee Horsley police show Bodies of Evidence in 1992 and that Angus Duncan played a character by that name on Bewitched in 1964.
Great, this is all I need, more toys to play with on the internet. Type your own name in and see what you get!