This post contains no spoilers.
I read yesterday in the comments of The AV Club’s newbie Game of Thrones post that people on other websites were spoiling Sunday night’s GoT episode by creating screen names that gave away what happened on the show. Now people on Twitter are creating Twitter handles full of spoilers and following people just to be dicks.
This is ridiculous.
First of all, who has that much time on their hands? Secondly, these books have been out for YEARS, years before the show was even a glint in HBO’s eye. What happened Sunday night has been out in the ether since before the Harry Potter books were movies. Thirdly, as someone who has read the books and who knew what was going to go down on Sunday night, knowing did not eclipse my enjoyment at all. In fact, I think it enhanced it. This show is better than one or two shocking moments.
So, fear not the spoilers. If your enjoyment of the show is fully dependent on the element of surprise, then the show itself was probably not that good to begin with.