Red Right Hand: THE PICTURE OF BEN MEANS NOTHING
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

THE PICTURE OF BEN MEANS NOTHING

I am by no means spoiler averse. I don't especially seek them out, unless I'm spec'ing something. Then I seek out every damn spoiler I can find. That, largely to insure that I'm not about to write the episode that airs three weeks after I finish the spec.

My thinking on the subject is informed by my being a writer and student of television. If my enjoyment of something is entirely reliant on me not knowing what happens, then it's probably not very well written, in which case - I'm not watching it.

I derive more joy from the journey than the destination, but there's something to be said for being utterly surprised. That's why I avoided the Lost season premiere leaks (of all shapes and sizes). And will largely avoid Lost spoilers through the remainder of the run.

There are, of course exceptions to the rule. For instance, if I know what happens on 24, I don't dig it as much. I also find it to have variable levels of rewatchability. But it's mostly a good show (season six not withstanding).

However, if it's my show and you're the leak, then I'm going to spoil something for you. I'll let you know how you're going to die. It involves writer's assistants and gaffer tape.
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