I ran across this video on the web recently.
It got me thinking - there are some shows I absolutely avoid spoilers for whenever possible (30 Rock, Revenge, Awake, Once Upon A Time) and other shows I'm a total spoiler whore for (mostly shows too terrible for me to cop to watching.) More than that, there are a couple upcoming releases where I'm making it a point to avoid reviews, interviews and possibly even trailers.
We've talked before about avoiding spoilers, but if there are any shows or movies you're strict about remaining unspoiled for. How far do you go? Do you avoid Twitter if you've got a show on the DVR and you don't want to find out what happened? Do you tell people they can't talk about week-old shows around you if you haven't caught up?
Or what about shows on premium cable? Let's say you don't get HBO, so you're waiting to see Homeland on DVD. Do you avoid entertainment news sites to avoid learning about plot points? Skip actor appearances on talk shows? Hush friends when they try to tell you how great the show is?
I've made it a point in the past to add extra spoiler warnings when talking about a show that just aired or a movie that was just released. Once or twice I've even delayed putting up some articles just so I wouldn't ruin the surprises of a film that really benefited from them. Do you find that you've adopted your own unoffical spoiler policy akin to the rules laid out in that video?
1 month ago