That title almost contained a bad word.
I write tonight of a Ticket tendency that sent me temporarily into the arms of The Fan. (Very temporarily.)
The Ticket guys like to talk about their favorite TV shows. This is not only fine with me, it's got me on to some great shows I wouldn't otherwise have seen. I 'ppreciate that.
But I can't always watch the shows in real time, and lots of times I start watching the series from the beginning while the real-time broadcasts are already in their second or third season. I'll bet lots of you do the same thing. DVDs, DVR, Netflix, On Demand -- you can watch the stuff in order, catch up. Newfangled technology, amazing. Me, I almost never watch the show when scheduled so Mrs. Plainsman, or your equivalent, gentle Confessor, can watch her network shows.
So when the shows tease that they're going to be talking about a show I'm watching, and that segment comes on, I switch away to avoid spoilers. No problem at all.
A bit ago I was listening to a show and a host I like a lot (which describes all shows and all hosts, come to think of it), and I'll be damned if this guy didn't drop a gigantic spoiler in the tease for the segment. I said another one of those bad words, loudly. I let that go, switched away when the segment came on, switched back later. And then, when the segment was long over and the showgram was wrapping up, the same host dropped another gigantic spoiler for the same show.
These were the absolute worst instances of this, but not the only ones.
Memo to hosts: No goddam frackin' spoilers before you get to the segment, or after it's over.
Your Plainsman, and the audience you influence to watch the shows you like, thanks your asses.