But the problem is, you - as a searcher - don't know what show you are looking for. So how would you achieve what I asked for which is to find a list of tv shows that met those criteria?
flowermei, you're taking this personal. And also missing the key start. Most people KNOW what they are searching for (that's why there's a search box) but they don't know WHERE it is. Chicken/Egg thing.
We know the chicken, we just don't know which road they are crossing to lay the egg.
And if that entertaining analogy is over the top...
I know what I want. I just want to get to the page that gives me the answer.
As described... as you have described it... the search fails in Wikipedia (which makes no sense unless it is not in there) and the proposed SE will find it. A non-starter.
Users are dumb, of course, we all know that and do what we can to cater to their low abilities, but this goes beyond the pale.
Heck, I can do this in a cardex (old style 3x5 cards in a really big cabinet with many many little drawers) when I visit the library (Wikipedia is an internet analogy of library) and get the same results.
Any new SE these days is going to have to out Bing or out Google to get traction... else it is a really slick Directory... and an SE that focuses on Wikipedia as a layer above the original source (Wikipedia) is doomed to fail. Why go to "A SE" instead of Wikipedia? Makes no sense.
An SE that focuses on a directory (in specific as offered) genre, it must be better than what the ordinary industry tools can provide (ie, better than Bing or Google or Yahoo)... and that's a tough row to hoe.
Again, and you did not answer, HOW MUCH MONEY CAN YOU THROW AT THIS? If it is enough, HIRE ME. I have ideas and abilities, and the same pie in the sky ideals of how to do things better.
Meanwhile, in topic/genre sites I offer, I include a SITE level search which is more inclusive than any of the big SEs... which for the visitors to my site give more results. You pick and choose which battles/searches you offer. I do it site by site. Which is A DIFFERENT SOLUTION. I am not about to index Wikipedia... nor TV entertainment in particular, and September with an alias of Levin. Frankly, I can't figure that out since I'd start with the show first and... all the rest will appear... if Wikipedia has been updated with the info. If not, there's Bing and G to git 'er done.
Many have tried to reinvent the wheel. So far, the wheel is still round and is anchored on an axle that must interface with a roadway. When somebody comes up with a different, more efficient method that's when I'll get real excited.