You have been running around like a maniac all day. No one can blame you for forgetting that your favorite TV show was on tonight! Between getting ready for the start of a new week and making sure everything else around you was in order, it probably just slipped your mind.
Right before you turn your light off to go to bed, you decide to check Twitter — bad idea!
After a few scrolls on your phone, you see your friend Shannon tweet, “OMG I can’t believe Jon Snow is dead!! What a crazy ending! Can’t wait for season 5!”
Just like that, it’s ruined. The season finale of “Game of Thrones” you have been dying to watch is exposed before you can even start it. How could you have forgotten?
TV show watchers are catching on to this new trend where people tweet about what happens on their favorite TV show … that is also your favorite TV show … and you forgot to watch.
“Grey’s Anatomy” fans suffered an enormous loss last spring when McDreamy met his fateful end. Most followers of the show took to Twitter and other social media outlets to express their many emotions about this decision made by the beloved Shonda Rhimes.
Even if you weren’t a fan of ABC’s hit show, it was impossible to ignore this tragic ending if you ventured onto social media that night — or even the next morning.
And, let’s not forget about the Steve Harvey mishap that took place recently at the Miss Universe Pageant. Don’t lie — you all had it recording on your DVR at home. Alas, Harvey announced the wrong winner and the news spread like wildfire. Instagram memes exploded on feeds within minutes.
If you have suffered a TV spoiler, just know you’re not alone. Many viewers have had their favorite TV shows spoiled in the social media age. Between tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram memes, it is virtually inescapable to not know what is going on in all your friends’ favorite TV shows.
We all complain about the people who send out these tweets and spoiler blogs, but if we are honest with ourselves, we’ve all been that person once or twice.
So how do we put an end to this injustice? Unfortunately, we can’t unless we decide to move under a rock to avoid spoilers. For most of us, we have two options: watch the show when it premieres or as early as possible, or don’t check our phone.
For those of you with DVR, Video On Demand and WatchTVEverywhere, you have it easy. With multiple ways and opportunities to access your TV shows whenever and wherever you desire, you can catch up at a moment’s notice.
For those of us without the luxury of watching TV on the go, the solution to this problem may seem pretty obvious: Don’t check Twitter! Hold off for as long as you can until you can sit down and watch the show. It may be a painful wait, but it is better than finding out your favorite character has been killed off in yet another TV tragedy.
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