Honolulu Star-Advertiser reporter Mike Gordon wrote a great piece on the potential for people to reveal plot twists during the Sunset on the Beach premiere episode of Hawaii Five-0 via social networking.
The ability to instantly communicate with like-minded people definitely adds to the TV viewing pleasure of fans everywhere but the potential to ruin a surprise is just 140 characters away.
Peter Lenkov, the show’s executive producer, admitted to being a little worried. If you live here, though, you’ll love his reasoning.
“There are major twists and turns in the story that we are very nervous about getting out,” he said. “But at the end of the day we have to do this and we want to do it and it is very important that we do it. We feel connected to the island and we want to give something back.”
Lenkov hopes tweeting fans will limit the number of juicy spoilers out of respect for the show.
I personally remember sitting on the beach for the premiere of the second season of “Lost”. Producer/writer Carlton Cuse closed out his speech by imploring to the audience not to leak any of the contents of the episode onto the internet. And like a true fan, I excitedly told everyone on the forums the next day that I saw the entire glorious, jaw dropping episode…and told people to sit and wait to be awed. I didn’t utter a single peep.
Likewise, I hope the Hawaii Five-0 fans blessed with the opportunity and good fortune to watch this first episode do not breath a word about it on the internet. This may be wishful thinking, but it needs to be said. The entire cast and crew – fromPeter on down – have given this gift to us, and I’d hate to see it ruined by overzealous fans.
If you don’t want to be spoiled, avoid twitter and Facebook, at all costs. It might spare you the heartache of finding out that it was [FAKE SPOILER ALERT] Professor Plum who killed John McGarrett, with the gun, in the study.