The Comic Years Podcast: Are Spoilers Good Or Bad?
It’s getting harder and harder to keep surprises form movie and TV fans. We are living in a culture where every nuance of a movie and TV production is hotly awaited, leaked and scrutinized to the point where fan theories dominate the experience. Sometimes, more so than the actual content it self. So given that content creators want to surprise audiences with their works, the rise of spoiler culture has also taken a hold of our world. Most people see the word as a very negative thing. But on this episode of the Comic Years Podcast, I’m joined by Joshua M. Patton and Meghan Hale in this are spoilers good podcast discussion.
Should Movies Or TV Be Reliant On Spoilers?
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Joshua M. Patton, as always, begins the are spoilers good podcast discussion by contextualizing the concept for all of us. While spoilers may be a part of our everyday lives right now, there absolutely was a time before this, where seeking out spoilers was actually one of the fun things about film and TV. The word and idea may have taken a negative turn nowadays, but Meghan Hale explains why she actively seeks out spoilers sometimes. I try to hold back my anxiety and despair about my colleagues’ haphazard ways when it comes to spoilers, but the discussion is definitely interesting.
Are Spoilers Good Podcast Discussion Goes Deep
We even talk about why spoilers are even a thing. Does the specific revelation of one aspect of a movie or TV show really ruin the experiences? Is the thing on its own valid if it does? Should it be reliant on just that one surprise or twist to make it successful? These are just a few of the topics we touch upon in the are spoilers good podcast disussion. While we all split on just how to enjoy something with or without spoilers, all perspectives are understood. The three of us even refer our own specific experiences with certain spoilers about recent massive franchises that we love, and how the spoiler specifically impacted our perspectives. Or if it did at all?
So check out this episode of the Comic Years Podcast to hear all our thoughts. Be sure to follow our show on Apple Podcasts and all the major podcasting apps.
Let us know your thoughts on when it comes to Spoilers: do you enjoy or abhor them? Or do you not really mind at all? Let us know in the comments below.
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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at BlankPageBeatdown.com or on Twitter @theshahshahid.