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Hello, I am trying to get all the Seasons (with the Episodes) for a TV Show:

I am trying to retrieve everything in 2 API calls.

What I am doing right now is:

  • Retrieving the TVShow using the Id -> Then, inside the TVShow object I have the seasons[] which I can use to get the amount of Seasons inside the specific TV Show

Example Query

https://api.themoviedb.org/3/tv/1418
  • By using the append_to_response I can retrieve all the seasons by building the new query dynamically based on the amount of Seasons retrieved from the previous point.
https://api.themoviedb.org/3/tv/1418?api_key=XXXX&append_to_response=season/1,season/2,season/3,season/4,season/5,season/6,season/7,season/8,season/9,season/10,season/11

The issue I am having is that those Seasons are coming into separate fields instead of a List:

...
"vote_average": 6.8,
"vote_count": 2966,
"season/1":{"_id": "5256cfbc19c2956ff60a042f", "air_date": "2007-09-24", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2007-09-24",…},
"season/2":{"_id": "5256cfbb19c2956ff60a0348", "air_date": "2008-09-22", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2008-09-22",…},
"season/3":{"_id": "5256cfbb19c2956ff60a037f", "air_date": "2009-09-21", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2009-09-21",…},
"season/4":{"_id": "5256cfbc19c2956ff60a03b8", "air_date": "2010-09-23", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2010-09-23",…},
"season/5":{"_id": "5256cfbc19c2956ff60a03f1", "air_date": "2011-09-22", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2011-09-22",…},
"season/6":{"_id": "5256cfbc19c2956ff60a0416", "air_date": "2012-09-27", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2012-09-27",…},
"season/7":{"_id": "5256cfbc19c2956ff60a0468", "air_date": "2013-09-25", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2013-09-25",…},
"season/8":{"_id": "53d1798b0e0a265e0100d01b", "air_date": "2014-09-22", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2014-09-22",…},
"season/9":{"_id": "55f0db989251416705000479", "air_date": "2015-09-21", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2015-09-21",…},
"season/10":{"_id": "57d2a4a69251415cb9002b29", "air_date": "2016-09-19", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2016-09-19",…},
"season/11":{"_id": "598251a392514151c501c11f", "air_date": "2017-09-25", "episodes":[{"air_date": "2017-09-25",…}
...

Is it possible to get all those Season objects inside a list? When parsing the response into the object, I don't know before hand how many Seasons does a Specific Tv Show has. So how many Season Fields to define in the TVShow POJO if every different TVShow will have different amount of Seasons.

Thanks a lot :smiley:

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Hi there,

Unfortunately, no, this is not possible. The best way to think about/implement this is that every one of the appended methods that is specified in the append_to_response parameter will map to a JSON object in the root of the response with the same name as that field.

When parsing the response into the object, I don't know before hand how many Seasons does a Specific Tv Show has.

The API is not designed to go in blind like that. One option would be to make a request to the get details method which returns a list of the seasons, then make a second request with append_to_response to get the season data. That way you will only request data you know exists.

Okey @travisbell, I will implement it following your advice :wink:

Cheers!

We're do I get a API Key

@M3nt1r0s0 There's no need to hijack a thread with something unrelated, next time please create a new post.

The steps (with screenshots) to get an API can be found here: https://developers.themoviedb.org/3/getting-started/introduction