What is up with the fear of spoilers? Spoilerphobia, as it is known as.
I can no longer talk to friends about all the cool things I have watched lately, of fear of spoiling. Actually, that is not true. I cannot tell others about it, because they stop me mid-sentence shouting: SPOILERALERT!
How am I ever to convince people to watch my favorite shows without telling them something about it? Or even change my facebook status or tweet when there is something cool happening on TV?
It is as if spoilers somehow diminishes the quality.
People are robbed of the full experience.
I have watched and read both spoiled and unspoiled plots. I find that spoiling does not necessary lesser the value. I still enjoy it. While knowing.
Then again, I do not necessary live by the shock value of plots. Dialogues and characters drive me more.
By the way, who still gets shocked anyway? Usually, it has been done before so it is no longer WHAT that interests me, but HOW.
My point is, people compare the spoiled moment with the unspoiled one, which frankly cannot be done. You do not know how you would have enjoyed it unspoiled, if it already is spoiled. However, I bet you stubbornly would conclude that an unspoiled moment always is better.
I start to feel a little nosophobic myself.