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The Burning Question*: Are TV spoilers ever OK?

Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

A scene from RTÉ's new drama, Amber.
A scene from RTÉ's new drama, Amber.
Image: RTÉ

WE KNOW HOW you feel. It’s Monday, you have the whole week looming ahead, and you have a lot on your plate.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: RTÉ’s new television ‘event’ – Amber – kicked off last night with 656,000 people tuning in. Hundreds of those viewers also took to Twitter to give their commentary on what was going on in the ‘missing person’ drama.

That’s reasonable, right? Well, one member of staff got in fierce trouble last week for tweeting about the mega-popular Sherlock show. What do you think?

Are TV spoilers ever OK?

Poll Results:

Yes, but only on Twitter when the show is being aired for the first time (1439)
Yes, serves you right for not watching it 'live' (367)

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