/// HBO GO Craps Out During True Detective Finale

March 10, 2014  |  Media Week

It’s not TV, it’s HBO GO —but for many fans of the series True Detective , it was more like HBO NO GO. The season finale of the Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harrelson procedural aired on HBO Sunday night at 9 p.m. EDT, but viewers hoping to watch it via the network’s online service were out of luck. The live stream crashed shortly after the linear telecast began, and many users took to Twitter to report that the loading screen stalled out altogether. Echoing the Nietzschean musings of McConaughey’s tormented ex-cop Rustin Coehl , one True Detective enthusiast noted that “Time is a flat circle,” much like HBO GO’s loading symbol. At 9:50 p.m. EDT, or 10 minutes before the finale wrapped, HBO GO chalked up the balky service to “overwhelmingly popular demand,” before asking subscribers to


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