Spoilers have become the bane of the modern television era, with the multitude of ways audiences can experience their favorite shows resulting in an even greater number of ways fans can have key plot points ruined for them before they get a chance to watch the latest episode for themselves. And no show seems to have generated as much anti-spoiler sensitivity as HBO’s Game of Thrones.
No one wants to have their favorite show ruined, so, naturally, it was only a matter of time before someone found a way to turn spoilers into weapons. A new service called Spoiled does just that: turning plot points from Game of Thrones into guided missiles capable of destroying their victims’ enjoyment of one of television’s hottest shows.
Although the service presents itself as a way to torment your friends, it’s hard to believe anyone could be so cruel as to ruin Game of Thrones for someone they actually want to keep as a friend — which is probably why it’s done anonymously. The service describes itself as follows: “For just $0.99 USD, Spoiled will anonymously and ruthlessly text spoilers to your unsuspecting friends after each new episode airs. Afterwards, sit back, relax, and follow Spoiled on Twitter to see how your friends react.”
Along with texting Game of Thrones spoilers to its victims, Spoiled also promises to post victims’ reactions on Twitter (@spoiled_io), so you — and anyone else, really — can bask in their anguish. The service promises to continue texting spoilers throughout the entire season (which is only one more episode in the case of Game of Thrones), but will open up a public poll in the near future to determine which show it should focus on spoiling next.
As the service states in its “Frequently Asked Questions” section, the idea for Spoiled came from the widely circulated tale of a woman who got revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend by texting him Game of Thrones spoilers. The rest, as they say, is revenge history.