I’m not someone who’s typically prone to hyperbole, but True Detective broke HBOGo last night and it was literally THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD.
I don’t even watch, but the internet is telling me that my life is essentially ruined, and since they’ve never been wrong before, I’m proceeding with the understanding that everything is different, nothing will ever be the same, etc. No but seriously, it must have really sucked. Last night was the show’s highly-anticipated finale, and there were so many people watching that it overloaded the system, shutting it down for upwards of four hours in some areas.
It was a dark time for the internet, but they quickly rallied and turned to Twitter to share their reactions and huddle together for comfort. Here are the best of those reactions — with zero spoilers of course, because I’m not a total dick.
It’s a shame HBO GO was down and everyone had to wait 30 minutes before True Detective was played live on another HBO channel. #AlsoDVR
— Nick Hatcher (@nickhatchr) March 10, 2014
Okay I’m a little bit of a dick. But who really gets the channel HBO anymore?
HBOGo is down during the finale of True Detective. If you listen carefully you can hear the baby boomers laughing at their children. — Christian Lander (@clander) March 10, 2014
What a pipe dream.
Wow @HBOGO is down and I’m trying to watch True Detective. SOMEONE WHO OWNS THE ACCOUNT I USE PAID GOOD MONEY FOR THIS SERVICE.
— jack mccann (@snack_mccann) March 10, 2014
This is what I’m saying!
HBO Go is down. I guess everyone else decided tonight was the night to watch ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER too.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) March 10, 2014
Yes, absolutely that was what I was trying to do last night. Can’t believe everyone else had the same idea.
I DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS JOKE BUT I’M TOLD IT’S FUNNY.
You know what’s worse than HBO Go being down for you? It wasn’t down for me and now I have no one to talk to about the finale. — Adam Sacks (@AdamSacks) March 10, 2014
Oh so we’re just being big jerks to each other now?
Yes, Saucony. My previous plan was watching HBOGo in my pajamas, but let me absolutely throw on some running shoes and go get mugged in my neighborhood.
Going straight to the source. Smart.
Guys. PLEASE! No more spoilers about HBO GO being down!! Some of us haven’t even tried to stream True Detective yet!!!
— Elisha Yaffe (@elishayaffe) March 10, 2014
— Chad D (@itschadlol) March 10, 2014
Yeah this really helps me out with trawling Twitter for a round-up, as well. Ain’t nobody seen the show, so nothing can get ruined for me!
Your actions have consequences!!!!
Contact your families. Stay indoors. Keep calm.
This HBO Go crash is worse than what’s going on in Ukraine. Where’s the president?
— daveanthony (@daveanthony) March 10, 2014
He’s probably posting on Twitter just as furiously as you are, under the secret account he uses for live-tweeting.
HBOGO’s crash is not alright alright alright.
— Sean Crespo (@SeanCrespo) March 10, 2014
Worried this is what I’ll look like by the time HBOGO loads the True Detective finale pic.twitter.com/pl9kTycI2j
— Jake Laperruque (@JakeLaperruque) March 10, 2014
Hey look, it’s Matthew McConaughey‘s hero! (Him from an indeterminate time in the future. You get it.)
guys I can’t watch grey gardens on hbogo if you keep making it crash watching true detective or w/e
— Keith Kurson ♡ (@keithkurson) March 10, 2014