We all know how annoying it is when our favourite TV shows get ruined by great big massive spoilers on Twitter or Facebook, and now it has been revealed that this has happened at least once to three quarters of Britons.
With Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead being the most commonly spoilt programmes, 47% of participants in the study, conducted by VoucherCodesPro, also admitted that they themselves had been guilty of ruining a show for others by discussing a plot-twist or ending of a television show over social media.
George Charles, at VoucherCodesPro, said: “Inevitably, with shows as popular as Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, there are going to be people in our lives who watch episodes online as soon as they are aired in America, and subsequently share their reactions over Twitter and Facebook before anyone else has had a chance to watch it! Perhaps for those repeat offenders, a temporary ‘un-friending’ or ‘un-following’ may do the trick!”
If you STILL haven’t got round to watching the second series of Orange is the New Black or the final series of Breaking Bad (sorry, but WHAT?), you could think about following George’s advice if you don’t want to see any spoilers, or you could just mute people on Twitter, if you don’t want to be that girl who unfollows people because TV is taking over your life!
By Hayley Minn | July 3rd, 2014