Yeah Jen, we feel your frustration (Picture: Warner Bros)
Friends fans couldn’t believe their luck when they tried to tune in to watch the highly-anticipated reunion on HBO Go… only for the site to crash, much to their extreme frustration.
Friends: The Reunion has delighted fans of the classic sitcom by bringing the main cast members – Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry – back together to reminisce on the good old days 17 years after the finale aired.
However, for those trying to watch on streaming platform HBO Go, after the special aired on HBO Max in the US, they were hit by a roadblock when the site ended up crashing.
Numerous viewers expressed their anger on social media, with several taking the opportunity to make some Friends-related jokes to lighten up the atmosphere.
‘The One Where No One Can Watch Because HBO GO Crashed,’ one person tweeted, in reference to the format that all episodes of Friends are titled.
‘HBO Go: stops working. SO NO ONE TOLD ME LIFE WAS GONNA BE THIS WAY…’ another said, in homage to the sitcom’s theme tune.
Viewers just wanted to watch the gang back together (Picture: Terence Patrick/HBO Max Provider/PA)
Someone else said that they were ‘really excited’ to watch the Friends reunion until disaster struck on HBO Go.
‘RIP HBO Go. Time of Death: 3:01 PM. Cause of Death: #FriendsReunion,’ another wryly remarked.
HBO Go offered access to viewers in Central Europe, South East Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong to watch the Friends reunion, Variety reported.
Which means that a whole lot of people were probably asking themselves… could we BE any more disappointed?
In a tweet, HBO Asia wrote: ‘Hey fans of Friends! Some of you may be experiencing difficulty viewing the Friends Reunion special. We are currently working on a solution. Stay tuned!’
While the Friends reunion ended up being a cause of bitter disappointment for those struggling to watch, for those who were able to tune in, it provided an array of laughs and heartfelt moments.
In one of the most shocking moments, Jennifer and David confirmed that their on-screen chemistry was replicated in real life, although they apparently never acted upon it.
‘The first season I had a major crush on Jen and at some point we were both crushing on each other,’ explained David. ‘But it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary. We always respected that.’
Jennifer then chimed in to say: ‘I remember saying to David, “It’s going to be such a bummer if the first time you and I actually is going to be on national television.” Sure enough, first time we kissed was in that coffee shop.
‘But we just channelled all our love and adoration for each other into Ross and Rachel.’
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Credit: Original article published here.