My first post here for some time folks but nice to be back.
I was interested in the national ding dong over spoilers that has been raging since episode four of the Bodyguard was transmitted (assuming programmes are still transmitted).
I’ve always thought that this site was particularly well behaved over the use of spoilers and aside from the forthcoming biopic about Gerry Rafferty, I can’t recall ever having a box set or series spoiled due to the folks on this site.
So what constitutes good or bad form when people are desperate to discuss a particular happening in a film or show. Years ago this was never a problem as we all had to watch something at the same time and so if you missed it you were never going to catch up anyway. Those dammed video machines put paid to all that. It used to be part of the fun being able to talk about who shot JR or Dirty Den, but you just can’t do that anymore.
On second thoughts it may be that there were Victorians with advanced copies of “The Old Curiosity Shop” who couldn’t wait to run down the street shouting, Nell’s dead! little Nell’s dead!
I realise of course that I’ve just taken the liberty of introducing a massive spoiler for anyone just about to reach the final chapters of Dicken’s classic. So is it ok to do so after a gap of more than 160 years? Good job I haven’t mentioned Rosebud!
It’s possible that some of us are at least two regenerations behind the others in Doctor Who. What are the rules? For the natural gossips among us, when can we talk about stuff?