I think it's safe to say that in this day and age, it's hard to avoid spoilers. Whether it's from a random social media post, or your friend accidentally spills the beans in person, there's nothing quite like that sinking feeling that sets in once you uncover a major spoiler about your favorite TV series or movie. And speaking from experience, it never gets any easier — once the show/film is spoiled, the whole experience is spoiled.
With #Marvel's highly-anticipated series The Defenders hitting #Netflix this week, the streaming service has used the beloved #superheroes to highlight just how annoying it can be to have your favorite show spoiled for you. Overhearing a spoiler-ridden conversation between Iron Fist and Elektra, the Devil of Hell's Kitchen himself Matt Murdock takes a stand, playing the role of "Netflix's Newest Spoiler Blocker" as he objects to the detailed conversation. Check it out below:
Objecting To Spoilers
While the promo is undoubtedly humorous, it's primarily an important message to all of us who intend to watch The Defenders — don't spoil it for others. As this isn't the first time Netflix have produced one of these video messages, it's clear that the streaming service is taking a stand against spoilers. We saw a similar promo released last year for Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, in which stars Lauren Graham and Alex Bledel attempted to discourage viewers from spoiling the long-awaited "last four words" of the series.
With the rise of streaming services and the binge-watching era, it's getting considerably harder to avoid spoilers. And the main reason for this is due to the fact that once a series is added to its digital platform, you can immediately scroll to the end and spoil the ending for yourself. While that might be a fun, albeit extremely bizarre, activity for one person, it isn't fair to those who truly want to enjoy the experience.
With a great evil manifesting in Hell's Kitchen, it's pretty cool that the Defenders have taken time out of their action-packed lives to spread such a positive message. If we've learned one thing from this trailer, it's that #Daredevil really hates spoilers. And so do we!
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