It’s a public holiday here in Malaysia today and I’m settling down for a nice spot of Sherlock catching up. This past couple of weeks has been an excellent one for Sherlock fans as Series 3 airs in the UK and ends as quickly as a flash in the pan. I think it’s just the BBC that makes such short 3 episode series – who does that, especially with such a popular series?! Honestly BBC! :P I just got hold of the new episodes myself so I’m going to savour them. Slowly, like a delicious morsel of truffle chocolate ;)
But complaints aside, while the final episode airs, and Series 3 opens up in the USA, I see a lot of people complaining about spoilers; and this is true for any popular TV series. No one likes spoilers… or do they? How do you feel about spoilers? Do they spoil things for you?
I’m probably one of those people who doesn’t care about spoilers. I guess I’m impatient that way so I don’t mind knowing what happens next or what happens at the end, because if I enjoy watching a particular TV show or movie I will watch it till the end, regardless of what I know.
Same with books. Sometimes I’m patient and good and plod through a book page by page till I get to the end. Quite often I don’t. I’d start off a book and about a third of the way in, I’d flip to the end to see what happens. More so if it’s a thriller. I just want to know what happens to the protagonist or the villain or if there is a twist in the tale.
I suppose I just can’t wait for that twist in the tale to come naturally LOL! :D
And it’s the same for me with TV series that I watch. I watch a few and quite often, I come across a series a little late in the day so there is usually a lot of information online already about the storyline and I’m not above taking a little peek now and again just to see how the story develops. Again, I guess you could say I have no patience :D
Sometimes, knowing how a book ends makes it easier for me because I have a bad habit of wanting to finish a book in one sitting, if it’s exciting and considering I read before bed, it isn’t a good thing. I need my beauty sleep LOL! So knowing how it ends makes it easier for me to put it down.
Do you read spoilers for books or for any TV series or movies you watch? Do spoilers piss you off?
I do, a lot of the time so I usually know how storylines develop or how a book ends before I get there. So for me, a “Spoiler” doesn’t spoil things for me because I still savour the journey getting to that ending. What say you? Does coming across a spoiler piss you off? :D