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.
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!
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!