(NEW YORK) — Fans of HBO’s True Detective waived their rights to remain silent Sunday night after so many viewers tried to watch the series’ finale that they crashed the cable network’s HBO Go download service.
Users flamed HBO Go on Twitter after officials posted an apology that read, “Due to overwhelmingly popular demand for #TrueDetective, we’ve been made aware of an issue affecting some users. Please try again soon.”
The reaction was immediate.
“[S]ome users? Try every user,” griped one die-hard.
“I am incapacitated right now. I’m binge eating graham crackers,” lamented another.
Many users took to posting pictures of the service’s unresponsive “downloading” symbol on their otherwise blank screens where Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson should have been seen.
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