I heard Game of Thrones is back on TV with new episodes now. I won’t watch it. My mom told me The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was on TV last night. I said I didn’t want to watch it.
Why would I refuse to watch these? I’ll watch The Shannara Chronicles. I’ll watch the Ender’s Game movie. Why will I watch these, but not the others?
The answer is simple: If I’ve read the book, I’ll watch it. If I haven’t read the book, I won’t watch it.
I’ve read up to the third book for A Storm of Ice and Fire, but I don’t really want to watch the TV series until I’ve read more of the books. I’ve only read the first Narnia book, but the Dawn Treader is the third book. I have read Elfstones of Shannara, which the TV series is based on. I have read Ender’s Game.
The reason why I won’t watch the movie or TV series until I’ve read the books is because I don’t want the actors to appear in my imagination. I don’t want the sets to appear in my imagination. I want my mind to create the appearance of the people and places. I don’t want that spoiled.
Do you feel the same? Let me know in the comments below.
So, I was reading through my WordPress Reader feed, checking out all the blog posts that interested me, and I quickly went by one that did something I really, really dislike. It told me the outcome of a character from a popular novel and TV series. Excuse me while I vent.
Why?! Damn damn damn damn! I wanted to find out while I was reading the book! I didn’t want a blog post’s headline to tell me who lived and who died! I’ve seen a news article do the same thing, and they had to apologise for it. So many angry people who lived on the other side of the world and wouldn’t get that episode a few hours or a few days after. Now I read a blog headline that spoiled it for me. Damn it!
I really, really hate spoilers. The blog post and the news article both spoiled Game of Thrones for me. As for the news article, it happened to be talking about the TV show, but the book that it happened in was the one I was reading at the time. I read that very scene a few days later. I knew what was going to happen, so it didn’t give the same kind of impact as it would’ve if I hadn’t seen the spoiler. And now, this new spoiler is still a couple books away for me. Sigh.
Something major happened in The Walking Dead in this week’s episode. Shortly after the episode ended in the eastern United States, the official AMC page for the show on Facebook produced a major spoiler. This was before people on the west coast or anywhere else in the world could watch it. I was pissed off. And judging from the comments on that post, so were many other people.
Unbelievable that a network would tell everyone the biggest event in an episode of their flagship TV show, and not even think that there are many people who don’t want to know about it until they see it.
AMC, you screwed up.
I saw an article on Yahoo the other day about Game of Thrones, and I noticed it said there were spoilers. I did not read it. Whenever I see anything about Game of Thrones, I do my best to ignore it. I haven’t watched any of it.
You see, I’m currently reading A Storm of Swords, the third book in A Song of Ice and Fire, and the last several chapters I’ve read have shown me why I should never read spoilers. Huge twists in the plot. Incredibly major things happened that I did not see coming. In my mind, I’m thinking, “Holy crap! What the hell just happened?” I don’t want that feeling to stop, so I’m going to continue avoiding spoilers.
Warning! This may be a spoiler.
So, Hodor and Bran aren’t returning for the new season of Game of Thrones. That’s what I gathered by not reading the article, because I really, really don’t like spoilers. However, the headline itself may spoil things.
What I don’t know if this means they’re not appearing in the book or not. Is this just applying to the TV series? I don’t know, and I don’t want to know.
What I really dislike is that the public is so hungry for information like this, so the media gives it to them. Unfortunately, they give away too much information in the titles of their articles. Can they just leave that part out of the title and put it in the body of the article instead? I want to avoid spoilers, so I choose not to read the articles.
So, entertainment journalists, please don’t give spoilers in the headlines.