If you are serious TV show geek you need to check out Netflix's new Spoiler site. It is awesome.
Netflix has launched a site dedicated to Spoilers and it is awesome. Netflix is celebration spoilers because apparently it becomes perfectly fine to spoil TV shows for your friends. Netflix says that a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Netflix among U.S. adults, one in five (21%) Americans say its perfectly fine to share a major plot twist. In the past, viewers might have gotten angry.
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Now, they're more pragmatic when it comes to spoilers, which have in essence become teasers. With everyone watching TV shows at different times, 76% of Americans say spoilers are simply a fact of life. In fact, almost all of them (94%) say that hearing a spoiler does not make them want to stop watching the rest of a TV series. And 13% report that a spoiler actually makes them more interested in a show they had not seen or were not planning to watch.
To better understand why and how the culture of spoilers is evolving, Netflix worked with author and cultural anthropologist, Grant McCracken, who visited peoples homes to study how they watch and talk about TV.
Spoilers arent the end of the world that they used to be, McCracken said. Opinions and habits have shifted. Today, talking about spoilers is just talking about TV; in fact, people arent willing or even interested in censoring themselves anymore.
McCracken attributes this to better TV storytelling. Over the past few years, writers and showrunners threw out the rulebook, which has created a new and improved TV that is complex and morally challenging. TV has gotten so good that we need to talk about it.
Grant McCracken identified 5 spoiler types:
The Clueless Spoiler
They live in their own innocent world. If theyve seen it, everyone else must have too, so it never dawns on them theyve casually revealed a huge plot twist.
The Coded Spoiler
They find pride in speaking in code about major plot points so only other superfans know whats being discussed.
The Impulsive Spoiler
Theyre thrilled to be talking about their favorite show...so thrilled they gave away the next 3 seasons in a single breath.
The Power Spoiler
They play with plot twists to get inside peoples heads because everythings a game to them.
The Shameless Spoiler
They arent willing or even interested in censoring themselves anymore. As far as they're concerned, everyone watches on their own schedule, so once something's out there it's fair game.
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Check out the spoilers site on Netflix to see cool spoiler scenes from TV Shows and more.