to think the plot development in Death in Paradise is utter pants [TITLE EDITED BY MNHQ: SPOILERS IN THREAD!]

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jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:15:16

I mean WTF was that all about?
I spent days looking forward to series 2 and then he's stabbed with a bloody ice pick!
Spent almost the entire episode hoping and willing it all to be a big wind-up...expecting him to walk in any minute saying "Ah, got you there".
Rubbish storyline too.
What a crock of shite - won't be watching it again.
Love the other actors as I do, it can't be the same without Richard sad

Don't watch it but way to ruin it for other people confused

Itsaburrdiee Tue 14-Jan-14 22:20:19

Ben Miller... The actor wanted to leave. The plot line was fairly obvious but I thought it was enjoyable in a brainless, lovely setting sort of way.

peppersquint Tue 14-Jan-14 22:20:56

it's been shown in all the previews - where have you been?

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:21:08

Miller! Silly me. I didn't know he'd wanted to leave...

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:22:05

Been here!
Don't watch Tv much at all though, so must have missed previews altogether.

eosmum Tue 14-Jan-14 22:23:02

Still enjoyed even if I solved it in the first ten minutessmile

80sMum Tue 14-Jan-14 22:23:09

I rather liked it. Thought the script writers dealt with the necessary change of actors well.

Not really a spoiler ScarletLady, as the storyline has been plugged extensively for the past 3 or 4 weeks, so we all knew that the Richard Poole character was being killed off.

Monka Tue 14-Jan-14 22:24:03

I missed the previews too as dont watch a lot of TV so spoiler alert would have helped!

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:25:01

But the new guy likes the Caribbean and its exotic-ness (even though he bumbles a bit, like the archetypal Brit on the beach).
What I loved about Richard was that he didn't get on with anything in the Caribbean and struggled with it all. Hilarious.

Itsaburrdiee Tue 14-Jan-14 22:26:32

There was an interview in the Radio Times this week with both actors. Ben Miller felt he needed to spend more time in the UK with his school aged child and baby. He loved the job but it just hasn't been compatible with his family life. Kris Marshall has been able to take his wife and child over with him.

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:26:39

I didn't know80s (and apologies to the others who didn't either - but you were going to find out very soon tbh)

bisjo Tue 14-Jan-14 22:27:13

It's been really well trailed in the media that Ben Miller left because he didn't want to spend 6 montsh of every year in the Caribbean away from his family. I've not seen any tv previews but I've read interviews.

I thought tonight's episode was pretty good. Scarlett it was on tv tonight so I don't think it is unreasonable for the OP to post details of this episode after it has been broadcast.

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:27:51

Ah, I see - thanks for that Itsaburrdiee - I don't read the R. Times.

ThistledownAndCobweb Tue 14-Jan-14 22:27:55

I didn't know an d I've sky pulsed it!
Shall I ff the first ten minutes or spend them frantically looking for clues!

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:28:56

Exactly bisjo...and thank you smile

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:30:36

It was all so quick Thistle that if you're anything like me, you'll think he's pulling a gag! (unless you're well versed on the topic and know what to expect beforehand, that is).

Zingy123 Tue 14-Jan-14 22:42:26

Thanks for the spoiler I haven't watched it yet sad

Fartnado Tue 14-Jan-14 22:44:41

Aaaagghhhh spoiler alert before you post that please! I've recorded it sad

Thank you so much for having that spoiler as your THREAD TITLE, ensuring it was unavoidable for those of us who have not seen it yet angry

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BackforGood Tue 14-Jan-14 23:08:50

Another who hasn't watched it yet who would have preferred you to put 'Death in Paradise - Spoiler Alert' as the title, and then talked about the plot in your OP

Thanks a bunch hmm

RenterNomad Tue 14-Jan-14 23:10:45

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Salmotrutta Tue 14-Jan-14 23:13:13

Oh dear... Poor OP is getting roasted.

I'd never watched this before so sort of stumbled onto it by default tonight.

Quite enjoyed it so will watch again smile

IneedAwittierNickname Tue 14-Jan-14 23:14:35

Yea thanks, also had no idea and sky plussed it. Bloody hate it when people do that. sad

Well recording it was a fucking waste of time wasn't it

thanks a bloody bunch op

IneedAwittierNickname Wed 15-Jan-14 00:48:45

IHope did you name change especially for the op grin I knelt on a Lego piece earlier, it fucking hurt!

grin I didn't but it seems fitting wink

Kneeling hurts more than stepping on! <ponders name change>

IneedAwittierNickname Wed 15-Jan-14 00:53:46

It's very fitting smile

What's worse is its not the first time I've knelt on one sad shouldn't be so slovenly

If you want to talk slovenly, I changed the head on my razor the other day but whrn I popped it off it flew on the floor

"I'll nip downstairs quickly then pick it up when I come back up" I thought

5 hours later I went back in tge bathroom and promptly trod on it

my toes are curling at the memory! !

IneedAwittierNickname Wed 15-Jan-14 00:59:11


RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 15-Jan-14 01:13:40

You may or may not be unreasonable I'm not sure. YABU to put it in the title before I'd actually watched it.

exexpat Wed 15-Jan-14 01:16:32

It's series three, not series two.

Gullygirl Wed 15-Jan-14 01:17:18

Thanks for that.
Still on series one here in Australia.

SilverShins Wed 15-Jan-14 01:28:06

I also didn't know and haven't seen it. Perhaps you could get the title changed to stop you pissing off anyone else. angry

OvO Wed 15-Jan-14 01:49:51

I can only assume the OP did this deliberately.

You can't accidentally make a title like that without knowing it will ruin it for people who haven't seen it yet.

It's very chuffing unreasonable to put all that detail in the thread title. It could easily been kept to the first post with just the show title as the thread title so people would know to not click if they hadn't caught up yet.

tethersend Wed 15-Jan-14 01:50:28

It was in the trailer- I didn't see it and I knew he'd been bumped off.

The OP hasn't revealed anything the BBC haven't already.

tethersend Wed 15-Jan-14 01:51:08

Apart from maybe the ice pick bit.

OvO Wed 15-Jan-14 01:52:25

I don't watch trailers. So ner. <sticks tongue out>

Stinklebell Wed 15-Jan-14 01:58:07

It's been known for ages that Ben Miller was leaving and Kris Marshall was taking over. The BBC have been showing trailers, it's been in various newspapers, interview in the Radio Times. It's hardly been a secret confused

OP didn't name the killer

Not sure it's really a spoiler when it's been all over the place for weeks tbh. Not OP's fault if people avoid most media (other than internet forums).

OvO Wed 15-Jan-14 02:56:19

It's pretty easy to avoid spoilers in any media if that's what you want. I get that I'm a bit odd in that respect but I'm clearly not the only one that does it.

I think no spoilers in thread titles is basic internet etiquette.

crabb Wed 15-Jan-14 03:26:12

Yes, another pissed off Australian here. Grrr to you OP.

scalesagain Wed 15-Jan-14 03:40:24

I was sad to find out from weekend tv that he was being killed off. But I think I would have been more upset by the plot line if I hadn't known... Would have preferred the scriptwriters not to have killed him off tbh.

sashh Wed 15-Jan-14 06:26:29

Thanks for that, I've recorded this to watch with a friend tomorrow.

I did have an idea that was going to happen but now I know.

Have you heard the terms 'spoilers' and 'spoiler alert'?

mscnile Wed 15-Jan-14 06:54:08

I don't watch it and even I knew this was halpening, I do think people are a bit precious about this type of thread, get over it!

80sMum Wed 15-Jan-14 07:22:01

It's been heavily publicised by the BBC for the past few weeks, both on TV and in all the TV magazines and in TV listings. They didn't want it to be a surprise. You would have to have deliberately switched channels as soon as the trailers started, and avoided reading anything about this week's TV listings in order not to know.

How can it be a spoiler if the programme has already been on? confused I have never understood.

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Wed 15-Jan-14 07:28:03

I don't watch but even I knew what was happening as it was trailed so often. The BBC has already revealed exactly what was going to happen.

karatekimmi Wed 15-Jan-14 07:31:27

Thanks for the spoiler. Was looking forward to watching that, can't you think about you title more carefully angry

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 07:32:48

I didn't know what was going to happen.

But I fucking do now.

It's only a very shitty TV programme. People need not get quite so worked up about it.

Clawdy Wed 15-Jan-14 07:42:05

It's certainly not "very shitty". It's good fun and wonderful escapism on a freezing January night in Manchester....Will miss Ben M though.

ItsATIARA Wed 15-Jan-14 07:48:21

The BBC don't think it's a spoiler so why should the OP?

ProfYaffle Wed 15-Jan-14 07:51:48

Totally agree with sparklingbrook, I've never understood the angst around programmes that have already been broadcast. It's part of the risk of recording something, you can't expect the rest of the population not to discuss it confused

Dumpylump Wed 15-Jan-14 07:53:06

Don't watch it....never have, but I do watch other stuff on tv, so I knew he was being killed off and that Kris Marshall was taking over. It has been heavily trailed over the last 10 days, don't really know how anyone has managed to ^ not^ know!
OP, you don't deserve to be flamed for "spoiling", although you could have been more succinct with your thread title.

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 07:53:20

I was going to watch it on I player.

I must update my risk assessment procedures.

CasperGutman Wed 15-Jan-14 07:56:40

It's hardly a spoiler - the event in question has been heavily trailed, discussed in interviews, the show has been broadcast, and most importantly in my view the event takes place in the first 2 minutes of the programme, before the opening titles!

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 07:56:51

Actually I haven't been watching much tv lately because of a corneal erosion. I can only MN by holding the kindle two inches away from my face. It's not a good look.

I was reserving some programmes for I player for when I get better.

<plays small violin>

TheApprentice Wed 15-Jan-14 07:59:52

Please think more carefully before writing a thread title like that. I was looking forward to watching it tonight (have recorded) and you have spoilt it for me. (not actually read this thread coz I don't want to know any more but title was there in active messages)

CasperGutman Wed 15-Jan-14 08:05:22

I think people will be less upset about the spoiler once they''ve seen the show!

TSSDNCOP Wed 15-Jan-14 08:08:51

Exactly now long after a programme is aired on national television is it allowed to be discussed?

OvO Wed 15-Jan-14 08:11:32

About 30 seconds.

Just use the show name as a thread title so people who haven't seen it yet know not to click.

How hard is that?

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 08:22:05

It's not the discussion, it's the thread title.

BackforGood Wed 15-Jan-14 08:42:12

Just the same as in real life - you'd start a conv with "Did you see such and such last night?" and the people you are with can go - oh, no, I'm going to watch it tonight and then you'd not give anything away. Well, it's the same in a thread - you invite people in to the discussion, so people can opt in not have things spoiled by skimming a list of thread titles.
For those saying 'how can you have missed it?' - I very rarely watch live TV - I watch it all on Catch up, therefore avoiding all adverts, and being able to pause progs as well - so it's rare for me to see a trailer. clearly I'm not the only one from the people commenting on this thread.

bisjo Wed 15-Jan-14 09:12:32

Fwiw Ben Stiller is a Hollywood actor as afaik has never featured in this tv series.

TSSDNCOP Wed 15-Jan-14 09:16:19

Crapsticks! Wish those ladies discussing bake off this morning had asked the carriage if they'd seen it before giving the winner away.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 15-Jan-14 09:19:57

How is ti a spoler whwn anybody who watched the first 2 aweiews knwe what was going to happen, it's been publicised and all over the media, i'ts even on telly addicts here. Oh and there was a trailer with Ben Miller with a knife in his chest.
Fair enough, it's a spoiler if the programme hasn't been broadcast yet but once it's been broadcast anyone can discuss it.
I have it on tape for tonight OP and you haven't spoiled it for me.
As for 'inconsiderate lout', how nasty.
Oh and BTW Darth Vader is Luke's father.

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 09:21:12

It might have been a Sherlock.

liquidstate Wed 15-Jan-14 09:25:19

I enjoyed it yes Ben will be missed but to me it wasn't all him, love Gary Carr, the girl, the commissioner and yes Danny John Jules who is a fantastic actor/comedian. They make a good team and the murder was suitably weird. I think the new chap will grow into the role very well.

OP please change the title of your thread it really is piss poor of you to ruin it for other people. I know it was in the press but it was made clear that Ben would leave early in the series and it was not discussed how he would make his exit.

steppemum Wed 15-Jan-14 09:29:59

For goodness sake, it has been in every trailer for the last 3 weeks, in fact when it was on last night I assumed it was episode 2 or 3 as the trailers have been going on for so long.

If you didn't know he was killed, you must be hibernating, and I haven't even read any of the press interviews.
Think op is BU because it has been so heavily trailed that he was dead, she should have realised herself.

It won't spoil your watching of the programme, as the whole 55 minutes are AFTER he is dead.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 15-Jan-14 09:30:46

'how is it a spoiler when anybody who watched the first 2 series knew'
Correction of first inarticulate sentence.

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 09:39:48

I've been poorly and mole blind.

figgypuddings Wed 15-Jan-14 09:40:16


Kris Marshall is sporting a hayrick in this series.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 15-Jan-14 09:46:24

I'm looking forward to watching it, I loved the first two series and Ben but Kris seems to be a good replacement.
I'm just disappointed that Ben and his female colleague didn't have a happy ending as they were falling for each other.
Brilliant non thinky telly set in the Caribbean with sunshine, beautiful scenery and warm Caribgean accents and an improbable murder.
What's not to like on a cold January night.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 15-Jan-14 09:50:32


We've edited the title to remove the spoiler.

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 09:56:10

Victory for the moles.

specialsubject Wed 15-Jan-14 10:01:45

the trailer stuffed it up, the BBC have been idiots. It is possible to avoid finding out what happens with careful internet use (fortunately I didn't see this thread earlier, not very smart OP) but if the trailer gives away the plot there's no hope.

awaiting more episodes, but think they'd painted themselves into a corner with Richard Poole anyway.

RenterNomad Wed 15-Jan-14 10:07:02

Thank goodness the title has been edited!

And I stand by my "inconsiderate lout" comment. The title was just too bloody detailed, and all the arguments about how BM's departure had been "heavily trailed" are just totally disingenuous, in a society of catch-up television (and sales of series rights abroad - poor Australians!).

NewBlueCoat Wed 15-Jan-14 10:18:16

Blimey, there's more than a few overreactions on this thread.

I don't watch tv much (truly - only turn it on if there's something definite I want ot watch, eg Sherlock. no browsing through channels, or seeing 'if there's anything on' etc) and don'tread newspapers/magazines/tv guides.

and even I have managed to see the BBC trailer for this at least 4 times, where it was made clear that something untoward happened to Richard.

It's just a tv series, fgs. and the plotline was hardly secret.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 15-Jan-14 10:22:19

Crap Renter, once a programme has been broadcast it's not a spoiler. Would this mean we could never discuss a programme ever the following day.
How long would we have to wait for the Aussies to catch up?
Ridiculous and inconsiderate lout is a very nasty remark.

jessisinthegarden Wed 15-Jan-14 10:39:12

Thank you ladybeagleeyes and the others who have been kind.
I have never posted on a thread like this before and since I posted AFTEr the program had aired, I didn't think it would be a problem at all.
Besides, although I didn't see any previews, the previews had already given it away for many to start with.
The problem with Mumsnet is that there are some vicious and nasty people using it, like some of you have demonstrated in the past 24 hours, willing to spend your free time lynching newcomers.
Doesn't say much about you as posters or people and doesn't encourage anyone new to make a post.
I suppose it hasn't even occurred to the nastier ones amongst you, with nothing better to do than bitch, that a person may have made a post genuinely and without any intent to spoil anything for anyone.
Plus, at the end of the day, we are talking about a TV program here - not exactly a matter of life or death.
Perhaps the judge pants amongst you ought to put this in perspective and get a life?
Just a thought.

And I am disappointed that MNHQ felt is reasonable to bow to pressure from the nasties and change the title.
Bit late too.

I think I'll leave this sort of forum to the hysterical harpies who seem to populate it. Go boil your heads grin

Oh don't leave jess not over a TV programme anyway. Some of us aren't hysterical. Well we are but in a good way. grin

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 15-Jan-14 10:51:18

You really have had a hard time on this thread Op, but don't leave because of a few twats.
There's a huge mixture of the nice and the nasty on here, but most people are pleasant.
Horrible to get such a flaming on such a lighthearted thread.

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 10:51:48

I can't help living amongst the mole people.

Poor Line. sad I am sure mole people are lovely though.

FairPhyllis Wed 15-Jan-14 10:55:11

YABU to object to Richard being deaded. The actor found it too hard to spend 5 months filming away from his children (the RT interview said he is a NRP for one of them, so it wasn't like he could just pick them all up and move to Guadeloupe together). At least they gave him a good send off.

You would not BU however to object to the ridiculousness of the show in general. The most famous guest star is ALWAYS the one who did it.

And St Marie must have a murder rate worse than that of the county of Midsomer.

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 11:03:50

Hi OP, if you start a discussion thread in Telly Addicts you'll get a fun and witty discussion, and they are always enjoyable, truly.

The form over there is not to put spoilers in an actual thread title but to give it a kind of jaunty heading flagging up the programme title.

Sorry this was your first venture into AIBU and it went tits up.

I am too scared to start threads in AIBU.

wintera Wed 15-Jan-14 12:40:29

I have never watched it before in my life and even I knew he was being killed off. Its been everywhere! Radio, tv, magazines. I watched it for the first time last night just because I wanted to see how they would handle killing off the main guy, I was intrigued. I thought it was good in a daft kind of a way and will probably watch it again now.

RenterNomad Wed 15-Jan-14 13:11:03

I've been flamed in AIBU, and I haven't cried over it.

It is rude and inconsiderate to spoil plots for people, and complaints that the programme had been aired just won't wash as a justification. Loads if your first responses were from people who had "videoed" it for later, because rhe MN demographic - however time-rich it must look (posting crap for hours a day, getting drunk online grin) - is also disproportionately likrly to time-shift things, and consume media in other ways. I hadn't even known Death in Paradise was on until I saw the thread title and all the spoilers, and from the reaction on this thread, I'm not exactly alone.

Don't strop about the reaction, even if you and some others do think it was an overreaction. We are sll prone to getting the wrong idea, and getting the wrong tone, especislly in an internet forum, but, equally, I've seen some very graceful apologies on MN. Yours wasn't. Mine might not be, either, but I would like to apologise for the "lout" part of my first comment.

OvO Wed 15-Jan-14 13:19:21

I apologise for my pompous assertion that you'd done this deliberately.

I know you didn't, it was twatty of me to accuse you of it.

I stand by all my other comments still.

tethersend Wed 15-Jan-14 13:28:51

If I were the OP, I'd be tempted to post whodunnit grin

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 15-Jan-14 13:37:07

With the flaming she's had she probably feels she has tethers.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 15-Jan-14 13:49:12

And renter, I have it taped but if I was to find out the ending to a programme that HAS BEEN BROADCAST I would just shrug my shoulders, where do you draw the line about programmes we've watched time wise before they can be talked about?
A day? A month? Till the Aussies have seen it? Or just never ever talk about them at all?

OvO Wed 15-Jan-14 13:54:02

Lady, people have been very clear that there's no issue with people talking about it immediately but just don't stick the details in the thread title.

I wasn't able to watch Sherlock as it aired so didn't click on the MN threads that had Sherlock in the titles. I knew people were going to talk about it the second it was finished but they kindly kept any details out of the title.

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 13:56:27

Poor OP. Mind you, I've seen someone toasted on here for posting a "spoiler" about the end of The Great Gatsby grin

JingleJoo Wed 15-Jan-14 14:06:02

1. BBC repeatedly put spoiler 'out there' prior to programme.
2. At least 2 TV mags had a full article on it.
3. He is murdered in the first minute, before the opening credits have even rolled.

Not exactly the worlds best kept secret, and in no way spoils viewing IMO. Some people are PO, and need to get a grip.

I didn't think it was pants at all. I was really nervous because I have a whopping crush on Ben Miller, but actually I though Kris did a really good job.


I loved his speech on the beach to the police woman where he said 'let's just see if I'm a good detective and then you can decide whether you like me as a person after we've solved the case'. I thought that was a message directly to us, the viewers, and it made me feel much better.

And I decided I did like him smile

SparklingMuppet Wed 15-Jan-14 14:41:09

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LadyBeagleEyes Wed 15-Jan-14 14:49:49

Nice SparklingMuppet hmm. Why do people feel the need to be so bitchy?

SparklingMuppet Wed 15-Jan-14 14:52:13

When the OP is as rude an unapologetic as this, usually...

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 15-Jan-14 14:57:58

She's new and had nothing to apologise for.
Still, nice to see she got a lovely MN welcome before she left.

DinoSnores Wed 15-Jan-14 14:59:10

There are posters here who really need to get a grip! It must make life incredibly stressful if people get this het up about a tiny (and very publicised!) thing!

jess, you've not been rude!

RenterNomad Wed 15-Jan-14 15:18:21

LadyBeagleEtes, of course plot details will circulate, and of course we don't need to maintain a news blackout for the Australians! I found out whodunnit in Broadchurch from a Telegraph article which wasn't adequately headlined as a spoiler, but didn't overreact because it was in the article and I had clicked on the headline - silly "risk", but oh, well, I won't now bother watching Broadchurch.

However, again, it's spoilers in the original headline wjich have people het up, as there wasn't any choice about clicking.

OP, it"s rather harsh to learn in this way that not everyone watches television in the same way, and not everuone reads articles in the "entertainment" genre, no matter how widespread the "news" may have seemed. But there it is.

Oh no. I haven't got another impersonator have I? <wibble>

DrankSangriaInThePark Wed 15-Jan-14 16:35:59

Blimeyheck. Was just wondering if Sparkling had had a personality transplant and then (luckily) realised in time it was a cypher.

My friend once snogged Ben Miller. In the 6th form. <useful contribution>

RenterNomad Wed 15-Jan-14 17:19:06

Did she cut herself on his jaw, DrankSangria?! grin It's brilliant how his appearance underlined the DI Poole personality... he is very square!

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 18:09:24

SparklingMuppet, off-topic, but can I ask how / why you chose your username? Are you a Jim Henson fan?

SparklingMuppet Wed 15-Jan-14 18:27:10

I've always had a version of sparkling/sparkly in my user name stemming from our twee nickname for my engagement ring 15 years ago (blush). The muppets bit is because I adore the John Denver and The Muppets Christmas album (again blush but it's hugely sentimental of my childhood before my parents passed away when I was very young), so yes, definitely a Jim Henson link! I've been name changing once a month or so for a few months now due to private circumstances, and my christmas name was TheMuppetsSingChristmas and I wanted to get back to a 'sparkly' version, so...

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 18:47:44

Oh that's lovely.

It's just that Sparklingbrook has had imposters pretending to be her in the past.

Thank you for clearing that up.

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 18:52:26

No-one has ever been bothered to pretend to be me.

LedareAnsleyIsATwat Wed 15-Jan-14 18:58:12

Me neither, Liney.

BackforGood Wed 15-Jan-14 19:24:41

Right - so now when you are pulled up on being inconsiderate and selfish, you can cry and say you are aleaving and then people who have criticised you for it get moaned at hmm

It's basic manners - if you want to discuss a TV prog, you go to the TV addicts area and you put the title of the prog in the title of the thread - you DON'T tell people what has happened in the episode.

Not sure why some people find it hard to believe that some people haven't seen any trailers and don't read TV magazines - they've told you they haven't, why would you accuse them of lying over something like that?

DrankSangriaInThePark Wed 15-Jan-14 19:29:14

Is it really so important to you Backforgood? Really? A (not very good) telly programme? That you have to lay down the law and tell Mners where they can and cannot post? Even after the fucking programme has been on and been talked about anyway for weeks?

Sheesh. You must lead a very, erm, dominated by the box kind of life. Have you thought of getting a hobby? It might help your blood pressure?

Renter- she said she only did it because it was a party and everyone was snogging everyone else. She wishes now she had more juicy information to share but sadly hasn't. grin

Whiskwarrior Wed 15-Jan-14 19:29:52

Oh, for goodness sake!

I'm woefully, woefully behind with Doctor Who. My fault, too many other things to watch.

I found out that Amy and Rory had died and my world didn't end.

Because IT'S A TV SHOW!

I knew about Sherlock falling off the building because I didn't watch that quick enough too.

I didn't cry over it or have a strop at other people talking about it.

Leave the OP alone and grow up - it's like people who get precious over soap operas. Tad childish.

DrankSangriaInThePark Wed 15-Jan-14 19:34:08

Whisk! They never? (I am on Boxed set series 4.....I am still at Donna and Dave) grin

Coconutty Wed 15-Jan-14 19:35:43

SparklingMuppet, I assumed you were being bitchy about the lovely real Sparkling.

I would think about a NC if you don't mean to be. wink

Whiskwarrior Wed 15-Jan-14 19:36:05

Drank - Jesus, even I'm further ahead than you!

I found out when it was the front cover of the Radio Times, from Stephen Moffat. I went 'shit on it!', then calmly got on with my day.

I'm clever like that, me.

(Love the Donna episodes)

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 19:41:41

Why on earth did hundreds of millions of people worldwide go to the cinema to see Titanic?

Idiots. I stayed at home because I knew it sank in the end.

Whiskwarrior Wed 15-Jan-14 19:46:24

Yes, but did you know that a) some people genuinely didn't know that the Titanic was a real ship that actually sank and b) that some people thought it was a brand new film when it was re-released in 3D?

When I read about people like that I think we need a cull in the world population - it's cruel to keep them going and they spread TB*

*that might be badgers.

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 19:59:34


LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 20:01:12

SPOILER: apparently the Bible doesn't end well.

Whiskwarrior Wed 15-Jan-14 20:02:58

Well, that was mean, Line - that's on my reading list.

SPOILER: it really isn't on my reading list!

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 20:04:41


If anyone tells me what happens to Jesus in the end I'll nail them to a tree.

BackforGood Wed 15-Jan-14 20:08:22

Drank - it's clear from your post that you don't know anything about me. I have a pretty busy life actually, and don't watch that much telly (hence probably not having seen these trailers that some people think it was impossible to miss). Whenever I have my blood pressure taken, it's always been excellent, thanks for your concern.
No - I can give or take Death in Paradise as a Programme - if I have time that week I might watch it, but it's no big deal if I don't, but this isn't about spoiling one particular programme, it's about manners, and having a little consideration for others. Yes, to some extent it's about site etiquette, but (as I said in an earlier post) that's not peculiar to this site - it would be the same if I was chatting to a friend and wanted to mention something I'd seen on the tele - the conversation starts - 'Did you see..... last night. She's spoilt it for a lot of people, who have pointed it out to her so hopefully she doesn't do it again.
Just strikes me as odd that the people who pointed it out, then got criticised more than the person who was so thoughtless (I assume rather than deliberately spoiling) in the first place.

VoldysGoneMouldy Wed 15-Jan-14 20:11:22

<snort> at "Bible doesn't end well". Depends which side you were on, I suppose. <scuttles>

I rather liked Death in Paradise, actually. It's always hard when a major character decides they want to leave (Downton Abbey is STILL bothering me), but I quite admire the attempt they made to continue with the general feel of the series despite this. We'll see how it goes.

Whiskwarrior Wed 15-Jan-14 20:13:27

It's got nothing to do with manners - that thing you keep saying? I don't think it means what you think it means.

OP didn't really think through what she was posting. She wasn't trying to ruin anybody's life and she certainly doesn't deserve the kicking she's had on this thread.

I've seen people post much worse stuff, actual hateful stuff, and not get this kind of response.

OvO Wed 15-Jan-14 20:56:46

I completely disagree Whisk.

People were a bit annoyed and posted to say so. I was a bit rude by saying OP had done it deliberately and one other person used a rude word.

That was as much of a kicking as she got. As in none. Fgs no one called her a cunt or told her to fuck off. In fact the nastiest post on this thread came from the OP herself.

Bitchy, harpies, nasty, vicious, get a life - I can't find any other comments on this thread that even come close to those.

RenterNomad Wed 15-Jan-14 20:56:57

There's only been a "reaction" (or over-reaction) because the response wasn't, "ooops, sorry everyone," but, "THE BBC MADE ME DO IT, AND BEN MILLER DID IT FIRST, and where have you idiots all BEEN?"

Normal people can get narked by that sort of thing.

By contrast, I saw a thread title about the Downton Abbey Christmas special (which I still haven't seen), which was something like: "God, it was boring, but, hey, at least nobody died." That's the way to do a fun teaser

Anyway, now I'm arguing for fun.

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