Netflix Releases ‘Spoiler Foiler’ to Block ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Spoilers on Twitter

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Netflix Spoiler Foiler for Breaking Bad Netflix Releases Spoiler Foiler to Block Breaking Bad Finale Spoilers on Twitter

It happens all the time. For whatever reason, you’re unable to watch your favorite show on the day that it airs. You log into your Twitter that night, forgetting that your feed is filled with fans of the very show you’re unable to watch. Then one of the people you follow tweets a spoiler that ruins the plot of the episode – not to mention your night.

Has this ever happened to you? If so, there’s good news on the horizon. Now, thanks to Netflix, Twitter spoilers might very well be a thing of the past.

That’s right, Netflix has unveiled the ‘Spoiler Foiler,’ a web portal designed to block all spoilers on Twitter related to the upcoming Breaking Bad series finale. Just go to and log into Twitter directly from the site. Here’s a brief description of how it works:

“Behind on ‘Breaking Bad’? Now you can check your feed without fear. Any tweets with danger words get blacked out, as below. When you’ve caught up, it’s safe to go back to normal Twitter. Until Heisenberg comes knocking again on Monday.”

With its penultimate episode airing last week, Breaking Bad received its highest ratings ever and had over 6.6 million viewers during a very crowded Sunday night filled with Football and the Dexter series finale.

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Breaking Bad is undoubtedly one of the most successful series that Netflix has to offer. Preventing spoilers on one of the world’s most popular social media application would only benefit Netflix who has made the series available via its popular streaming service.

Netflix has created an excellent feature with, especially for someone like myself who has to go on an Internet blackout every time he’s unable to be in front of the TV at the right time. Hopefully, this feature will be available for other series in the near future so we may never be spoiled on Twitter again.

What do you think of the Spoiler Foiler, Screen Rant readers? Will you use it? Let us know in the comments.


The Emmy Award-winning Breaking Bad ends Sunday, September 29th @9pm on AMC.

Source: Spoiler Foiler Dot Com & EW

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  1. Spoiler Alert: Peggy kills Hank.

  2. this is a great idea but they should do it for all the major shows like game of thrones, walking dead etc.

    • oh for f*cks sake, just don’t go on twitter if you don’t want to know.

      What happened to freedom of speech?

  3. Faceblock does exist.

  4. I don’t get the issue with spoilers. No, I don’t necessarily enjoy knowing the ending of a show or movie before I see it, but even if I do, that doesn’t ruin the journey. Seriously, does knowing what Rosebud is ahead of time “ruin” Citizen Kane? Hardly.

    • Respectfully disagree.
      Take movies like The Crying Game, The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects. Being spoiled beforehand absolutely “ruins” the movie because you already know the answer to the plots storyline. It’s not as extreme with Citizen Kane but knowing Rusebud was a sled and such an important part of who Kane was effects how you look at him as a man.

      It’s even more important for TV IMO. You spend hours and hours over the course of years with these characters and to all of a sudden know how a show will end before actually seeing it and experiencing it for yourself absolutely ruins it.

      • I knew who Keyser Soze was years before I even saw The Usual Suspects but it didn’t ruin the movie for me because I didn’t know anything else about the film.

        Likewise, I was so excited for Cloverfield that I went on Wikipedia to find out what kind of creature was terrorising Manhattan a week before it released here.

        I recorded season 1 of Game Of Thrones and didn’t get to see it until August of that year but a TV critic I like to read in the newspaper spoiled that Ned Stark gets beheaded the day after the episode aired and it didn’t ruin my enjoyment at all, in fact, it added to my excitement at finally watching it months later.

        Same with The Sixth Sense. Didn’t see that until years later, knew the spoiler, didn’t ruin the movie whatsoever for me when I finally managed to catch it on TV.

        People like me born after The Empire Strikes Back released have never minded the fact that we knew Vader was Luke’s father long before we even saw the movie.

        • I guess it just depends on the person and the show or movie you’re watching.
          For me personally I like to know as little as possible. Heck, even when I read a book I just want to know the very basics and 90% of the time I won’t even read the jacket.

    • That is not the same thing. “Rosebud” was a Macguffin. It didn’t matter. That movie was a character arc study of William Randolf Hearst. Some narratives hinge on what happens next. If you know, the fun and excitement is ruined.

    • Thanks for sharing!

  5. I f***** Tedd.

  6. Spoilers are a problem sometimes but honestly, if I wanted a blackout until I saw an episode of a TV show then I’d pretty much avoid all human contact and the internet.

    Few examples why:

    * The Newsroom has only aired episode 4 of season 2 here last night but 2 weeks ago, Showtime (I think) asked people on Facebook what they thought of a certain scene from the finale without thinking of the international viewers who have that appear in their timeline and haven’t reached that episode yet

    * Screen Rant have posted articles, reviews and such for TV shows that air later in the UK than they do in the US. I couldn’t post a comment on the Hannibal finale until over a month after the article was posted because we were 6 weeks behind.

    Same with Arrow airing almost a week later and thus makes any conversation or ideas on the next episode dead in the water because everyone in the US has moved on from the episode debate.

    Under The Dome ended in the US last week or the week before and yet it only started here in late August.

    Low Winter Sun is 2 weeks behind the US.

    Orphan Black aired its first two episodes last Friday.

    Dexter is still early into the final season on FOX.

    Agents Of SHIELD starts airing this Friday.

    Sleepy Hollow airs starting on October 9th.

    Bates Motel has its 3rd episode airing this Thursday.

    See the problem here? Kinda sucks having to avoid a lot of Screen Rant articles and then catching up weeks or months later when you’re able to talk about things related to the show when everyone else has started talking about something else.

    So yeah, while Spoiler Foiler might be a decent idea, it’s not actually doing much for anyone outside the US with shows airing much later than they do in America. That and I stopped using Twitter last October after maybe 7 months of use.

  7. I’m so glad I’m not on Twitter.

  8. And won’t it be great fun to try to foil the Spoiler Foiler: VVar on ill. subs. ends; /\/\eth 1ega1!zed. VVa1t vva1ks 0n 13rea1<!ng 13ac1.
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