Rotten Tomatoes, the popular website that tracks how films and TV shows are doing with fans and critics, is hoping to save you a couple bucks and a few hours of terrible entertainment. The company announced today the upcoming launch of its weekly show, “Rotten Tomatoes See It/Skip It,” dedicated to movie and TV show debate and discussion. Premiering November 1, 2017 on the new Watch platform on Facebook, the show is designed to help fans decide what to watch in theaters and at home, and tap into current pop culture conversations within the Facebook community. New episodes will launch every Thursday at 12:01AM ET and can be viewed on Facebook’s Watch on mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV apps.
Each week hosts Jacqueline Coley (Tomatometer-approved film critic for the popular site Black Girl Nerds) and Segun Oduolowu (pop culture commentator and enthusiast) will get the conversation going by sharing their honest and ardent opinions on some of the hottest and most talked about films and TV shows, from both a critic and fan point of view. They’ll share interesting news, initiate passionate discussions, and reach out to Facebook viewers for their thoughts and reactions. Rounding out each episode, Coley and Oduolowu will reveal a Tomatometer Score for a film or TV show, adding yet another layer of engagement.
“Rotten Tomatoes See It/Skip It” builds on Rotten Tomatoes’ popular “Your Opinion Sucks: Critics vs. Fans” live event series, created to give pop culture fans a supportive and open platform to air their opinions with some of today’s most popular film and TV critics. As entertainment is available on-demand, anytime, anywhere and on any device, it was the natural next step for Rotten Tomatoes to provide a new digital platform to continue the conversation. On Facebook, Rotten Tomatoes is able to bring together many voices and opinions from both experts and fans to discuss and debate the content they love, hate, and love to hate.
“At Rotten Tomatoes, we are always looking for new ways and platforms to serve our growing audience, with whom we share a love and passion for movies and TV,” said Jeff Voris, Vice President, Rotten Tomatoes. “Our ‘Rotten Tomatoes See It/Skip It’ show on Facebook allows us to become even more useful to fans, helping with their entertainment viewing decisions, while engaging our social audience in a friendly debate.”
Rotten Tomatoes is used by millions of fans to help with their entertainment viewing decisions, offering useful tools, information and the world-famous Tomatometer™ rating. The Tomatometer is an easy-to-understand score that represents the collective opinion of thousands of critics.