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TV Peeves

From a reader:

My Peeve   When a favorite writer uses space on a political web site to express his TV peeves and TELLS ME THE PLOT OF LOST EPISODES I HAVEN’T SEEN YET!!   I’m still working on Season 2 DVDs so now I’ll be watching Echo knowing he’s not long for this world (is that 20 episodes or 20 Lost days?).   I guess your post gave me adequate warning, but come on would you wave martinis under a recovering alcoholic’s nose? 

Me: Hey, look: I respect anti-spoiler conventions. But at some point content becomes fair game — if I have to wait a year for readers to catch up, that means I can never write about  TV. And, while that might be a good thing in the grand scheme of things, it’s something I need to do from time to time. 

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