People who ruin TV shows and films are the lowest of the low
I don’t need to know that Dan was Gossip Girl the whole time
TV and film provide a great escape from the horrible, crippling banality of modern life. After working our mundane jobs, or studying for degrees we can’t afford one of the only things that keeps us sane is the thought of coming home, putting on some well-worn trackies and relaxing in front of some quality entertainment.
So when people ruin your favourite programmes and films, they are driving a dagger into the heart of your leisure time, your me time, your time for you. It’s like when the my friend told me that Jon Snow was actually alive or when a co-worker revealed that in series five of Mad Men, Lane Pryce kills himself. Just the other day actually, someone told me that Benjen Stark is alive and Bran stark is the new three eyed raven. Just madness.
Nothing compared to the heartbreak I felt when, before I had watched Fight Club, someone in my seminar told me that Tyler Durden is a hallucination and actually Edward Norton is suffering from some sort of multiple personality disorder.
Here are some other spoilers that have made me angry in the past:
The whole of Shutter Island is a trick to rehabilitate Leonardo Dicaprio after he kills his family.
Truman escapes from the giant dome in The Truman Show.
M Night shyamalan’s The Village is actually set in modern time.
Augustus Waters dies in The Fault In Our Stars.
Borden has an identical twin in The Prestige.
Final Destination 5 is actually a prequel to the original.
Nash’s friends were all delusions in A Beautiful Mind.
The alternate reality was purgatory in Lost.
The family are actually the ghosts in The Others.
Do Shield has been growing within Hydra the whole time in Captain America Winter Soldier, and Captain America is a Hydra agent.
The Planet of the Apes was Earth all along.
Verbal Kint is Keyser Söze in The Usual Suspects.
Mr Orange is an undercover cop in Reservoir Dogs.
Snape Kills Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and then it turns out he’s in love with Harry’s mum and he was good all along.
In the Notebook, it’s her all along.
Dan was Gossip Girl all along.
Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s dad.
Bruce Willis was dead the whole time in The Sixth Sense.
Robb Stark and his mother and pregnant wife are all butchered at the Red Wedding in season three.
The mother of Ted Mosby’s kids dies and he marries Robin anyway.
Buffy dies in season five of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Sophia was a zombie and she was locked up in a barn the whole time in The Walking Dead (season two).
Lady Sybil dies during childbirth.
Idris Elba doesn’t die at the end of Beasts of No Nation.
Rosebud was the name of Charles Foster Kane’s childhood sled.
JR’s sister-in-law and pregnant ex-mistress shot JR.
Gus Fring from Breaking Bad gets half his face blown off in a nursing home.
Marissa dies in The OC.