Kellye Garrett

To Be Or Not To Be…Spoiled

After hiding my dirty little secret for years, it’s about time to come out of the closet. So here’s my confession: whether it’s TV shows, movies or books, I love being spoiled! Read on to learn the full extent of my addiction.

Spoiled shirt

You know when you’re at work and your coworker says, “Oh my God! Did you see last night’s Scandal?” Your first reaction is probably, “No! Don’t say another word.” Mine is: “Nope! Tell me everything that happened.”

To be clear, I’m not a spoiler. I won’t ruin a movie, book or TV show for you. I respect your desire to live a spoiler-free existence, even if I don’t agree with such a lifestyle choice.

I don’t know if it’s the know-it-all in me, but I’m like that NBC PSA slogan when it comes to my entertainment: The More You Know!

the More you know Giphy

Here are a few examples of my worst offenses:

  • I search for Goodreads reviews that have “Spoiler Hidden” in them, then proceed to unhide the spoiler so quickly I almost sprain my pointer finger.
  • I once read an entire article about the Walking Dead that had the headline “Don’t Read This If You Don’t Want to Know What Happened to…” I don’t even watch the Walking Dead.
  • I have spent long periods of time trying to guess exactly what location or percentage on my e-book that we’ll find out the killer so I can skip ahead. (Time Out: Kindles are like spoiler lovers’ kryptonite! Time In.)
  • I once paused an episode of The Wire so I could google if REDACTED (Like I said. I don’t spoil! ) died in the episode – instead of just continuing to watch the episode.

So yeah, I may have a slight problem. And I have no intention of getting help.

What about you? Do you love being spoiler-free or do you need to come with me to the next Spoilers Anonymous meeting? Comment below!

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13 thoughts on “To Be Or Not To Be…Spoiled

  1. You live on the West Coast you’re gonna get spoiled. You can either embrace this or live in mortal terror like my husband. 😉

    And spoilers for show I don’t watch are my favorite kind of spoilers. All the instant gratification. None of the guilt I think I should feel.

    My second favorite kind of spoiler is the Accidental IMDB Spoiler. When I’m just innocently looking up a show and discover an actor/character has an end date. Oops!

    I also check the end of books when I think I’ve figured out the killer/big reveal. Just to check. (For the record, I am almost always right.) 😀

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  2. I generally don’t want to know, with one exception: reality shows. It doesn’t really affect my enjoyment to know who won in advance, and sometimes if I don’t like a contestant who seems to be doing well, I have to check and make sure they didn’t win so that I won’t be mad!

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  3. So Cynthia and Marla and I have to form our own club. I’m one of those annoying people who jumps in with, Wait! Stop! Don’t tell me! The Sixth Sense was ruined for me. Never saw it.

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