The Next Three Weeks Of Game Of Thrones Recaps, Spoiled

Over the weekend, the first four episodes of Game of Thrones leaked onto torrent sites. In one day, they were downloaded more than a million times. And yet on an Internet that mainlines recaps, teasers, spoilers, and breakdowns, no one seems to want to talk about them, at least beyond the odd mealymouthed appeal to… » 4/16/15 2:18pm 4/16/15 2:18pm

Game Of OMG's: How The Internet Became One Giant Spoiler Alert

I can't stop thinking about Ginsberg's nipple. While shearing off that irksome "valve" may have relieved some pressure and brought a measure of peace to Mad Men's resident alien, even a month later, it still stares at me from its dainty gift box as a symbol of sadness and frustration, and a reminder that computers… » 6/13/14 11:58am 6/13/14 11:58am

Screw Your Completist-ism: A Guide To Bandwagoning Breaking Bad

I couldn't stand it. I was sitting through the lightning delay during Sunday Night Football and so many people were tweeting and salivating over Breaking Bad that I began to feel sick to my stomach over never having watched it. Jesus could have appeared in the flesh and it wouldn't have generated such an… » 9/18/13 5:00pm 9/18/13 5:00pm

NBC's Local Affiliates Don't Understand How Spoilers Work, Either

On Monday NBC inadvertently spoiled the result of a race they had yet to broadcast by showing its winner celebrating in a promo for the following morning's Today show. It seems its local affiliates aren't quite getting how to play the tape-delay game, either. Here's a clip from last night's 6 p.m. broadcast on KXAS,… » 8/01/12 9:30pm 8/01/12 9:30pm

ESPN Creates Poker Drama, Then Spoils It For Everyone

ESPN has spent months building up to tonight's broadcast of the final table of the World Series of Poker. They even convinced organizers to take an unprecedented 117-day break before settling the final table so that they could broadcast a "plausibly live" show tonight, just hours after the champion was decided. It was… » 11/11/08 12:30pm 11/11/08 12:30pm