Fans who were trying to watch the much-anticipated finale of True Detective on Sunday night using HBO GO, the cable network's online streaming service, were not happy.
It crashed. All they got was a spinning circle on a black screen.
HBO GO, which usually airs episodes in real time, requires a login and password, and apparently there were just too many logins and passwords being used just as the 9 p.m. hour hit on the East Coast.
HBO GO acknowledged the problem, tweeting, "Due to overwhelmingly popular demand for #TrueDetective, we've been made aware of an issue affecting some users. Please try again soon."