Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: The Effects Of Spoilers Edition

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Recently, I have been amused by what the kids call a “viral clip” of actress Jennifer Lawrence flipping out on an interviewer who (seemingly intentionally) spoilers her favorite television show, going so far as to call the mic-jockey “a monster” and evincing what seems like real disappointment and sadness at having a twist ruined for her.  Working for Major Spoilers over the last half-decade, I’ve had to develop a sixth sense (pun fully intended) about what plot points might affect others’ enjoyment of the things we discuss and review, but even with that awareness, I’ve been in the shoes of that clueless interviewer more than once.  For my part, knowledge of spoilers is a normal, everyday thing thanks to the 60-day lead on comic solicits and the endless series of coy (and not-so-coy) teasers and trailers from movie producers, but that easy access to moments that should have been surprising begs a particular query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds you that ‘Rosebud’ is a cookbook, and Sammy Jankis was actually Luke’s father, asking: Does knowing ‘spoiler’ material beforehand affect your enjoyment of your pop culture?