Here at Major Spoilers, we try to be as thoughtful as possible about the nature of spoilers, but…  C’maaaahn, it’s right there in the name of the sight!  That said, Stephen has extensive studies showing that knowing the spoilers of a given piece of media actually ENHANCES the experience rather than detracting from it.  The real question, though, is whether you’d rather be right or surprised by shock moments.  Stephen saw the twist of ‘The Good Place’ coming, whereas I predicted a couple of important moments in ‘Westworld’ season 1, leading to today’s (REDACTED) query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is actually fine with some spoilers, as it makes it easier to know that it’s time to check out of a show or story, asking: When it comes to speculating about plot twists, would you rather be RIGHT or SURPRISED?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Depends on the show/book and what the twist is. Sometimes it’s gets tiring when you can predict them all and it’d be nice to be surprised. But then, I’ve seen shows do a surprise twist and I feel like they did it for effect and not to enhance to story.

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