The biggest issue plaguing our country these days is the advent of the spoiler. Oh, how unfortunate we are that we’re only on season 2 of ‘Game of Thrones’! Do you know the massive letdown I felt after everyone and their mother tweeted about the Red Wedding? It was like a little part of me died. People who are not caught up on shows experience this kind of letdown everyday. It’s a problem.
We can’t ask all of our Facebook friends not to post any spoilers! No, that would be ridiculous! And to avoid social media the day after an episode airs? All day? Who do you think I am? A hard-worker who never procrastinates by looking at other people’s babies on Facebook? Ha.
Oh, the torment we Netflix-streamers have suffered! We newly-minted Whovians. The late ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ bloomers.
However, there is hope.
There’s a new Google Chrome app called Unspoiler that lets you avoid any spoilers on the web. You can block headlines and feeds about all your favorite shows until you’re all caught up. All you need to do is type in your keywords or TV show and all the content and headlines involving said show will be replaced by a spoiler-warning label.
You no longer need to avoid social media the next day if you’re not caught up on ‘The Walking Dead’. Scroll through all of your favorite “f-yeah” tumblr blogs without some pesky GIF giving you any clues on the latest episode of ‘Supernatural’. Yes, you don’t worry about ‘Battlestar Galactica‘ references you have yet to understand.
This little app can help you view your favorite shows with a fresh pair of eyes, untainted by an esoteric tweet.
So, you’re probably wondering about the effectiveness of this app. Well, guess what? I’m not going to tell you. After all, that’s technically a spoiler.