'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Episodes Leaked Online, But Here's What Happens If You Download Them
If you're a fan of Game of Thrones, but missed last night's Season 5 premiere, I have one question for you: WHY ARE YOU ON THE INTERNET? Spoilers, spoilers everywhere! We're only one episode into Game of Thrones and Season 5 is already off to a highly-pirated start. Four episodes from the wildly popular HBO fantasty drama have been leaked online and within the first three hours, TorrentFreak reported more than 100,000 downloads. That might be more than the amount of deaths and gratuitous boob shots in the entire series combined. According to a statement made by HBO, “Sadly, it seems the leaked four episodes of the upcoming season of Game of Thrones originated from within a group approved by HBO to receive them. We’re actively assessing how this breach occurred.”
Though it might be tempting to snag those four episodes earlier than their release, it probably won't be all too rewarding in the long run. What's the fun of television if you have no one to obsessively talk about it with? Heck, you can't even revel in the online fury that is live-tweeting. When it comes to a show so universally loved as Game of Thrones, watching it is more of a team sport, no?
Here are all of the downsides to taking part in the big download:
No One Will Want to Sit With You at Lunch on Mondays
Television is one of the few binding forces between co-workers. Do not ruin that for everyone with your spoilers and smug, "I already know what happens" attitude, mmmkay?
Say Goodbye to Watch Parties With Your Friends
If you're the, "Ohhh this part is so good," person...you can GTFO of the living room. Ain't nobody got time for those interruptions!
The Ghost of King Joffrey Will Pay You a Visit
With those creepy painted stone eyes and all!
The Next Time You Log On to HBO Go This Will Appear
Ah ah ahhh....ah ah ahhh.
Jon Snow Will Appear Hideous to You and Only You
The cruelest of punishments!