The Problem With Tumblr – Spoilers


I am a firm believer in blogging in community. Tumblr is a community that is world wide. So this brings its own problems, spoilers! Having people who are from the UK where lots of awesome TV originates from is tough because they are sharing about those shows that have yet to make it across the pond. “Downton Abbey”, “Doctor Who”, “Call The Midwife”, “Sherlock” are just a few where we find out about what’s going on before we even see it for ourselves.

Yes there are scripts and other browser solutions to keep it from our dashboard but still. Then there is You Tube and Pirate sites where you can see those shows before they air on TV. I knew that “Downton’s” Matthew Crawley died before I saw Matthew Crawley die here. Its just a part of the global TV scene we have. As Professor River Song of “Doctor Who” says, “spoilers sweetie”.


Spoilers, Sweetie…


Spoilers can ruin everything…or can they. Spoilers can provide a level of interest and can make you want to tune into a program to see how they got there. We know some spoilers to Downton Abbey but we are going to watch it with a spirit of surprise. Like River Song in Doctor Who we shouldn’t want to know too much about the future. It could very well change our present and how we do things.



One thing about blogging on a social style network is the spoilers you see. People from across the pond have Downton Abbey airing currently and I have seen a couple of things that will make viewing it on our PBS a different experience. Its like getting into a time machine to see the results of sporting events before they happen. Spoilers are hard to avoid though if you want to be a part of world-wide blogging community. 

Spoilers Sweetie


People who invest themselves in stories, movies and TV shows love what they love. Sometimes this means wanting to find out whats happening next. Spoilers have a way of satisfying that need to know with immediate gratification. What happened to being patient, letting things come in time. People will scour the Internet asking friends what they have heard and that info finds its way to the masses and ruins it for the rest of us. There are people that monitor social media to see if anyone is saying anything about their favorites.

During the Olympics Twitter kind of spoiled results for those who wanted to watch in prime time. Doctor Who fans are trying to find out everything they can about the series debut.

There is something to be said about anticipation and waiting for the next episode, the next movie or the next release. Spoilers can be a little fun but for some it can be annoying.