Breaking It Badly
*Note: I had this idea, this notion, that looking at anything about an episode without watching the episode was going to spoil it for me. Did it really? Read on…
It’s a cardinal rule ’round this blog – no spoilers – that I happened to “break” last week, but I largely kept it to myself – ’til now, that is.
I am a self-described twaddict, see. I hop on the Twitter service, where the world’s largest ongoing conversation is happening and I am instantly plugged in to what my group of 300-plus followees is up to, and last week, around 9 PM CST, with the rain coming down like various farm animals falling from the sky (as it is wont to do sometimes here in New Orleans), I just didn’t feel like schlepping off to a local bar…so I took in some hints and allegations from Twitter folks instead.
Soulprncs3 Okay, who won the pool of how long it took for a Voo Doo reference?
WeeLaura Please get me the number of this scruffy hottie playing the street keyboardist. Or just deliver him to my bed pronto.
DebCotton Hey! What’s wrong with Black Jewish ppl and Brazil???
champsuperstar How can I get a part on Treme? I don’t know what cliche I might/might not represent.
Pontchartrain Oh gawd, I see where they’re going with this musician guy and his girlfriend.
Yes, there’s snippets of favorite dialogue that end up on Twitter as well. Last week’s episode had folks tweeting some “For you girl I am crossing mighty rivers and shit” and “I’m’a kill that man…twice.” So there are some general ideas conveyed with regards to what comes up as Twitter people are watching the episode…but as for its effectiveness as a spoiler engine:
Frolic Following this show on Twitter is like being in Plato’s cave.
True dat, as they say.
You still have to see it to believe it.