Now, I have to say up front that I’m generally spoiler insensitive. In my humble opinion, once a TV show has aired, all bets are off. Those who haven’t watched it yet don’t have the right to complain if others discuss the show within their hearing. It isn’t fair to expect everyone to wait until TV slackers get around to emptying out their DVRs.
However, it’s definitely not fair to spoil shows that haven’t aired yet. Big no-no. And I accidentally did that here with the latest episode of Downton Abbey. I do apologize. I can only plead the Internet.
Well, it’s true. See, my cable carrier doesn’t show Downton Abbey, so I have to watch it on-line. This means that I’ve already watched episodes that have aired in England and I was completely unaware that they hadn’t aired in the United States yet. A number of newspapers and magazines I read had already commented on the show’s latest (England) episodes, and I didn’t check to see if they’d already played here when I made comments. My error.
So I offer my apologies. I’ve pulled the entry down and will repost it once the show has aired in the US, where most of our blog readers reside. Until then, I will with draw from the drawing room. Cousin Violet will no doubt approve.
–Steven Harper Piziks