To spoil or not to spoil…


The tabloid press, how we love them so. Except, sometimes, when the headline gives away a major event from the final episode of Ashes to Ashes.

Normally, I’m not afraid of spoilers. In fact, I enjoy them. Spoilers allow me to enjoy a show before I’ve even had a chance to watch it. If a show is good enough, knowing the major plot points shouldn’t affect your viewing pleasure. It may even enhance it. [A good example here would be any Steven Moffat-written episode of Doctor Who – even after reading a comprehensive recap of “Blink”, Moffat’s brilliant script still amazed me, and still has me captivated during repeat viewings].

However, with the final episode of Ashes to Ashes approaching, I’m trying to steer clear. The spoiler in question, which I’m not going to mention here [but will discuss in a later post], isn’t such a big deal, but I’m a little disappointed all the same.

For such a complex show, the producers of Ashes to Ashes have done an excellent job of ensuring that key episode storylines and plot twists are not leaked by the press before the show has aired. It was the same for Life on Mars. This leaves every episode jam packed full of surprises, especially the finales.

On Friday night, it’s all going to come to an end. Friday night, not beforehand. And even if the opportunity to find out who Gene Hunt really is presents itself, I’m going to sit tight and wait. Are you?

It’s a celebration of Ashes to Ashes this week at BrittPop.com – content won’t be exclusively limited to A2A, but there will be [at minimum] daily doses of Bolly Knickers, just for you. Share the love by leaving a comment or two, and joining in the discussion.

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