Millions of people have been looking forward to the Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones for weeks, but if you were one of the few who actually got to watch the episode live, consider yourself lucky. On Sunday night, those hoping to get their Thrones fix through HBO GO, the network's online, subscriber-only counterpart, were kept from doing so by the website's failure to load. Needless to say, the remaining Stark siblings weren't the only ones left miserable on Sunday.
Update: As of 10 PM ET, HBO GO has become completely (temporarily) unavailable. So no, it's not just you.
For those familiar with HBO GO, seeing that buffering wheel spin around again and again wasn't exactly surprising, but it certainly was disappointing. Just a few weeks ago, subscribers faced a similar issue during the True Detective season finale, and the general response followed along the lines of the five stages of grief: denial ("this isn't happening. No way."); anger ("are you serious, HBO GO? THIS IS NOT OKAY."); bargaining ("please, HBO gods, I'll give up my left hand to watch this show"); depression ("everyone will be talking about the episode. Except me."); and acceptance ("screw this, I'll just watch Mean Girls on AMC").
Hopefully, HBO Go will get itself together before next week, because a season's worth of "episode not accessible" is not gonna fly. Especially if people's reactions stay as... um... passionate as these:
And from the villainous party itself: