Americans aged 15 and over spend much more time with on-screen characters than they do with actual friends and family, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And considering that fewer and fewer Americans watch shows when they air, there may be no social infraction worse than revealing whether Brody on “Homeland” is indeed a terrorist, or who got eliminated on “The Voice.” “The spoiler alert situation is out of control,” TV critic David Bianculli observed.
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