The trending topics on Twitter are flooded by reactions to the hugely popular fantasy show’s latest twists and turns.
Even if you stay offline, there’s always a chance that a chance remark from someone who stayed up to watch Sky’s early screening at 2am on Monday morning will give away a major plot point.
A fair few news sites will carry details of the most recent episode too, making spoiler-avoidance even more of a challenge.
But – just in time of the show’s final episodes – a remedy has appeared.
An insurance company is offering financial compensation for Game of Thrones fans who have had the plot spoiled for them by friends, family or other miscellaneous plot leaks.
“If we receive a good response then we might even roll the policy out for other popular TV shows – next up, Love Island!”
Yes, it’s a gimmick. But it’s a brilliant one and so it gets our vote.
Endsleigh Insurance Services has announced the launch of its new “Spoiler Cover“ which will allow fans to claim financial compensation for plotlines ruined by friends, family or social media.
Each week the show, which is watched by millions of people worldwide, airs on HBO in America at 9pm on Sunday – a whole 19 hours before UK fans get to watch on Sky Atlantic at 9pm on Monday.
The difference in time provides numerous opportunities for plot leaks, certain to ruin the long-awaited series for Game of Thrones fans all across the country.
The ridiculously brilliant (or brilliantly ridiculous) new policy will help appease disgruntled fans, by offering financial compensation up to the value of £100 per person for anyone who has their viewing experience tarnished by a spoiler.
Claimants will also receive a free NOW TV pass as consolation, meaning they can re-live all eight series of the popular programme to help soften the blow.
Julia Alpan, head of marketing at Endsleigh, said: “Game of Thrones is one of the biggest shows of the last decade and the last few episodes promise to bring in some of the largest audiences on record.
“With the show historically airing on US screens ahead of the UK, spoilers have always been an issue – so we wanted to address that head on with the first ever spoiler insurance policy, that will offer financial compensation for anyone whose day is ruined by an unwanted plot reveal.
“Whether it’s a colleague at work who has stayed up and streamed the show at 2am, or a rogue news article giving away the story on social media – our Spoiler Cover will help provide consolation for fans who have had the plot revealed prematurely.
“This is the first time we’ve launched a spoiler insurance offering, but if we receive a good response then we might even roll the policy out for other popular TV shows – next up, Love Island!”
To find out more, or enquire about spoiler insurance, visit Endsleigh’s site.