You try to do things by the book, and then the book goes and shits all over your dreams.
For Australian Game Of Thrones fans who resisted the siren call of the illegal download and subscribed to Foxtel Now, the streaming service that promised same-day access to the new eps, tonight was about as crushing as the end of season one when we all realised Ned was definitely not going to make it.
Because surprise, surprise, a metric fuckton of people logging on at the same time caused a bit of internal buckling, leaving eager viewers with this message:
— Tahlia (@tahlias86) July 17, 2017
The fans – they are… They’re not happy.
Live footage of me trying to use Foxtel Go to legally watch Game of Thrones and it’s down pic.twitter.com/fVpZDR5MJZ
— Sheree Joseph (@tinyfleu) July 17, 2017
— Lauren (@laurenN_01) July 17, 2017
— ally howell (@__allyhowell) July 17, 2017
— Lachlan Mackintosh (@lachiemack) July 17, 2017
— Craig Platt (@LastLaughBlog) July 17, 2017
Foxtel: you guys, don’t just download Game of Thrones, you should pay for it
Fans: *buy Foxtel subscription*
Foxtel: …ok guys bad news
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) July 17, 2017
Really glad I decided to do the right thing and get a @Foxtel subscription, rather than illegally download Game of Thrones… ??
— Jamie Cummins (@jc_cummins) July 17, 2017
How Foxtel Now users feel right now pic.twitter.com/vxxDHqA3Za
— C. Robertson (@C_N_Robertson) July 17, 2017
The internet is dark, and full of terrors. Our lesson? Never try.
Image: Game of Thrones.