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:

The fans – they are… They’re not happy. 

The internet is dark, and full of terrors. Our lesson? Never try. 

Image: Game of Thrones.