True Detective finale swamps HBO GO

HBO got some good news and some bad news last night. The good news is that its "True Detective" series finale starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey was wildly successful. The bad news is that the episode's popularity overwhelmed its HBO GO TV Everywhere service, causing some viewers to be put on hold and causing a firestorm on social media.

According to Multichannel News, the premium TV channel provider tweeted that it was "made aware of an issue affecting some subscribers" caused by "overwhelming popular demand" for True Detective on HBO GO. The tweet advised users to "try again soon."

The provider did not offer any further technical details about what caused the problem or how many users were affected, the story said. Those who were, however, filled the Twitter space with invective, according to a report in USA Today.

Ryan McGee (@TVMcGee) noted that "HBO Go has turned into the ObamaCare website of online TV portals, apparently" and another user, Dave Itzkoff, added "Next week on True Detective: Marty and Rust frantically scramble to log onto HBO Go to learn what happened this week on True Detective."

For more:
- Multichannel News carried this story
- and USA Today had this report

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