Anonymous said: alright, random question but here goes. I recently started watching a new tv show (i.e. began last week, already down 4 seasons) and I want to explore this show on the interwebz without necessarily spoiler-ing the rest of the series. I thought maybe you'd know what to do, seeing as you just watched fmab? Should I just wait till I finish watching... (though I never want to finish watching because then I will have to experience that heart breaking emotion that comes with... finishing) or..? :/
Well, this is hard, because, when I watch a show, I literally do nothing else. Like, nothing. I watch the show. I eat, I suppose, and sort of do work, but not really. I shotgunned FMAB in pretty much a weekend. Then I watched it again. I only really explored the fandom during that second watching.
Because people are horrible at spoilers. Not even intentionally. For shows like Breaking Bad, which are going on now, they might even be okay and make an effort. But using FMAB as an example, the show has been over for years, people just reblog things assuming everyone knows what’s going on. So if it’s a more established show, if it were me, I would inhale it, and then explore the internet on further watchings. Of which there are almost always at least two.
But I REALLY hate spoilers, and I have this ability/curse/whatever to figure a lot out from a very little, so it’s more of a personal choice. If you are the sort that reads the last page of a book before you finish, you might be totally cool with it.