This clearly points out the difference in ARs and what is to be considered cinematic.Nope, the show really is in scope. No idea why, but there you have it.
Something I have been saying for a few years is that all this media that is not cinema needs to be evaluated by the end user and then decide how immersive it wants to be shown. TV watchers have the choice made for them as in this case they have a 16:9 TV and it will be shown less immersive than 16:9 TV as far as height. The producers of this TV show know it is never going to be shown in a theater and they know that 99.999% of the viewers will have TV sets not projection theaters.
There is nothing wrong with them wanting to make it 2.35 it is their money if they want to spend millions of dollars on broadcasting black bars. If they come out in an interview and say they did it this way because they wanted to film the subject matter in a way that was more cinematic then maybe I would feel inclined to sit closer with a TV or expand it with my projector. Without knowing that it is purely a personal choice as to how large to watch it. There is no dictate. No different than when I watch Planet Earth or GoT and deem for myself they seem proper with IMAX like immersion / BudMAX.
It is great to have a list of these shows and I commend you on keeping it up, but when I start watching one of these shows in my media room I realize it instantly and have to make a judgment call based around what I see.
With real cinema there is a predetermined sizing relationship between scope and flat and we don’t need to hear the input of the director as we know his product was intended to be shown in a theater as most likely CIH.
This stuff as I mentioned early on in the thread is just TV