I’ve been wondering about this just of late. I’m a spoilerwhore. Always have been, always will be. Advance knowledge of plot points of anything from a movie I’m interested in seeing to upcoming episodes of the rare TV show I watch regularly to, hey anyone know what’s going to be up with the next issue of “Identity Crisis”, I’m drawn to it like a cat to the sound of a can opener.
A lot of people don’t like spoilers. I’ve inadvertently posted a couple here (forgetting that BtVS/AtS wouldn’t be seen in the UK for several months) and gotten a new bodily orfice torn for me.
I really don’t get it. Some people want to be spoiler-free to the point of turning off the TV before the “next week on…” segment. Having even a minor plot point revealed before they’ve seen/read the Next Exciting Episode makes them foam at the mouth with rage.
I have never found that spoilers “spoil” an episode/movie/comic book. In many cases, they make me even more curious because I want to see how a particular plot point will be carried off. I’ve gone in expecting an jAngel episode to suck, and been pleasantly surprised because it was executed so well. Often being told the details of the plot, even the ending of a movie makes me want to see it when the teaser trailers or advertising for it makes me shrug and say “meh”.
So, why are so many people so rabidly “anti-spoiler”?