|"You wanna tweet me, don't you?"|
I absolutely can't stand when people reveal plots from television shows as they air! In the age of DVR's, not everyone watches live TV. If you don't have a friend who will come over and watch the show with you, then don't go running to your 500 friends on Facebook and ruin their chance of enjoying a show!
The other night, the season finale of "Scandal" aired. As you can tell by the title, the show is full of suspense and controversy. The last thing you need before watching a show like this is someone on Facebook or Twitter giving you the play-by-play on what's happening!
Now, I won't embarrass any of my Twitter followers or Facebook friends by printing screenshots of my timelines. I eventually had to close out of both pages because I could not risk the chance of seeing something that would ruin the suspense for me in the season finale. I just wish that if they choose to tweet/post about a show that they use discretion and not reveal key components. No tweets like, "I can't believe (insert character) just got killed" or "I knew (insert character) was the father of her child!"
Memo to people who use social networks as a TV companion: some people are at work, running errands or just like to save shows to watch on the weekends. It would be appreciated if you DM'd or inboxed your friends rather than blab the entire show plot to the world. Yes, I could just ignore Twitter and Facebook until I watch the show, but why should I be held hostage by a couch commentator?
I guess I'll be forced to learn more about creating Twitter groups so that I can isolate the tweets that I want to see and ignore the scandalous talk about every prime time show that matters to me. I'm sorry if this hurts someone's feelings, but try considering someone else's feelings before you send that status update. No one wants their evening plans to watch a show they love ruined by someone who resist the urge to tweet spoilers.