Today we are going to talk about The Good Wife. So, if you have not watched the show for the past couple weeks and plan on doing so, STOP reading right now. Don’t say later that I ruined it for you by not warning you in advance. Consider yourself warned, people.
I do not normally watch TV shows live, because thanks to the invention of the DVR I can watch an hour of TV in just 42 minutes. 18 minutes goes a long way when you are
playing Candy Crush or surfing Facebook making school lunches, unloading the dishwasher, folding clothes, etc.
However, last Sunday night, The Amazing Race started late, so when it was over I just sat there and started watching The Good Wife. By myself. With no one around to talk to when I realized that what I thought might be happening was *actually* happening.
I immediately online to see what people were saying. To feel less alone in my time of need.
Then I texted my sister, who lives in L.A., to tell her to watch the show.
She is used to being bossed around by me, so needless to say she does what I say.
Cut to Monday when I am still reading obsessively about it online because I cannot even believe that it actually happened. I had absolutely no idea that it was even a possibility that Josh Charles could be leaving the show, much less that Will Gardner could be dead. How was this even possible? How had this remained such a closely guarded secret in Hollywood, which these days seems to be all about the spoiler alerts?
So, I did the only logical thing I could do. I texted Lisa to see if she had watched it.
Cut to 39 minutes later when my phone beeped with this message.
We then wound up
talking on the phone for two hours about the show having a very important blog meeting about whether or not it is better to be spoiled for something shocking or be left in the dark about it until it happens?
I am 100% totally anti-spoilers. I don’t ever flip to the end of the book I am reading. I don’t read things online about shows in advance. I like to experience the shows as a viewer without any preconceived idea of what is going to happen.
Lisa, on the other hand, has no reservations about reading spoilers. She said that if she is reading a book, and she is not sure that the characters will end up together, she totally skips to the end to check. It not only doesn’t diminish her enjoyment, it actually enhances it.
It seems like people are pretty much one or the other when it comes to spoilers.
So, we are asking all our Dose Peeps today to weigh in on this question.
Would you rather be spoiled or left in the dark?
And if all you want to talk about in the comments is The Good Wife, that is perfectly fine with me, too. Chances are, we all need to be talking about it. We can process this loss together, y’all. If the previews for last night’s episode were any indication, we are all probably still crying today.