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SPOILER ALERT! New Study Shows That People Prefer Spoilers!

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SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers referenced (below). Duh!

How many people had The Sixth Sense ruined for them? How many of you knew Dumbledore's fate before you got to page 596?? How many of you had the secret of Keyser Söze's identity ruined in The Usual Suspects???

You MAY have been pissed off at the time, but a new study shows that people actually PREFER hearing spoilers!

According to the new study, people prefer spoilers because tension actually DETRACTS from our enjoyment while reading/watching something new!

Here are some conclusions that can be drawn from the results of the study:

- People like it when they don't have to worry about the death of a protagonist, or the fate of lovers in a romantic comedy

- It's all about the "narrative journey," NOT the "final destination"

- We don't like it when we're fooled by a surprise…we often feel "embarrassed by our gullibility"

Do U agree with this study? Or do U like to be surprised during your reading/watching experience???

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16 comments to “SPOILER ALERT! New Study Shows That People Prefer Spoilers!”



  1. 1

    When Bruce Willis was dead at the end of Sixth Sense, I jizzed in my pants!



  2. 2

    Uhhh no? People spoiled HP and the 4th book of Twilight for me so i didn't read HP. For Twilight I couldn't get through the book because I was waiting for certain parts to occur and never finished it. Hate them, I like to be surprised.



  3. 3

    i dont like spoilers i like the suspence of not knowing whats gonna happen at the end



  4. 4

    Spoilers suck. I never read them here, nor do I seek them out..I like the surprise!



  5. 5

    It's the need for instant gratification but it robs us of the real pleasure that comes from genuine surprise. Sixth Sense was all about the hook and I loved it! I know things but will not tell my husband because I want him to experience it the way he is supposed to. It's like being a kid at Christmas, the curiosity may torment us but really, what gives the best memories??



  6. 6

    im always the one who turns to the last page of the book when i first get it or look up a movie plot on wikipedia. i like spoilers. i ruined dumbledores death for myself, lol.



  7. 7

    whats the point in seeing a movie, reading a book or watching a show if you know whats going to happen?
    i think the only time anyone likes a spoiler is if you dont plan on seeing the movie or reading the book.



  8. 8

    What stupid new study? I can't stand it when people ruin the ending. Not a real study if you ask me.



  9. 9

    I dont believe this study at all I mean look at every single comment on here so far. None of us like spoilers I like to be surprised. Otherwise wtf is the point in watching a movie or reading a book. I might like to know if it's a sad movie or happy but that's it not what will actually occur.



  10. 10

    I was really pissed that my friend told me the "secret" of Tyler Durden before I watched Fight Club!! Still an awesome movie though!



  11. 11

    i have to disagree with this.. if i know the plot of a movie, then i do not have any interest in watching it. i have done this before where i go to wikipedia to find out the plot of a movie or book and then loose total interest. i mean who doesn't??



  12. 12

    If it's a story about cute and friendly animals, I want to know if they die in the end - that will determine if I still want to read the book or watch the film!



  13. 13

    I absolutely HATE spoilers, and I don't understand people who don't feel the same. What is the point of watching if you already know what's gonna happen?

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    14

    Yes, it's about the "narrative journey" and not how dark or how edgy it is or how many explosions one can see!



  15. 15

    I agree with this. I knew that darth vdaer was luke's father but I still watched star wars! if the actors are good or the story is written well, it doesn't matter if the end is spoiled. It only makes a difference if it's a junky book or movie that is only held up by the idea that there is a twist or some other gimmick at the end.



  16. 16

    I fucking hate spoilers.