‘True Detective': HBOGo Crashes on Finale Night, Twitter Explodes With Jokes

The hit southern noir was unavailable to everyone using the streaming service on Sunday night, which led to embittered online commentary

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Maybe season two of True Detective will be about trying to find the person who really shut down HBOGo during the season one finale.

Also read: ‘True Detective’ Season Finale: Darkness, Yeah-uh

The highly anticipated final episode of the first series of the cable network’s critically acclaimed drama was unavailable to many subscribers to the online platform (and their mooching friends). HBO ultimately informed the world on Twitter that demand for the Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harreslon show was so high that it crashed its servers, and service was eventually returned, but the mea culpas and ultimate fix were not enough to stave off the bitter jokes on Twitter — activism at its finest.

As you can see, Americans love mystery, but tend to make predictable jokes.

By the way, here’s HBO’s statement: “Due to overwhelming interest in the season finale of True Detective, HBO GO was hit with an excessive amount of traffic soon after 9:00 PM ET last night.  The issue has since been rectified and the service is now back to normal.”


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