Life of the Party podcast: Spoilers are everywhere, so deal with it

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans talks through the ups and downs of Spoiler Culture in 2019, and we pick the best and worst series finales of all time.
James Gandolfini, Robert Iler and Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano in the last scene of the HBO series The Sopranos. Photo by Will Hart, courtesy of HBO.
James Gandolfini, Robert Iler and Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano in the last scene of the HBO series The Sopranos. Photo by Will Hart, courtesy of HBO.
Published June 6

Look. I’m doing the best I can.

I came late to Game of Thrones and am watching it nightly. I’m on Season 5, and each day is a hellscape of spoilers.

Why did I choose this fool’s errand when everyone, including your Pomeranian Mr. Derp, was talking about Game of Thrones? I can’t answer this, but those in the Life of the Party studio think this is a torture of my own making, kind of like Theon Greyjoy.

“Spoilerphobes seem to live like everyone is out there trying to ruin their good time,” said my cohost and former friend Brittany Volk. “It’s selfish. What a way to live.”

We needed a mitigator. Enter NPR TV critic Eric Deggans, who joins the podcast this week to talk through the ups and downs of Spoiler Culture in 2019.

On the one hand, everyone has to be first with a hot take and spoilers are out of hand. On the other hand, why are others responsible for holding back just because you went to yoga instead of watching?

We also pick the best and worst TV finales of all time and get into a spirited discussion of whether the last episode of The Sopranos was A) perfect, or B) a travesty.

RELATED: He watched 8 Seasons of Game of Thrones in 10 days. He survived.

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