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'Friends: The Reunion' views crash HBO Go, fans dub special 'The One Where No One Can Watch'

28 May, 2021

The much-anticipated 'Friends: The Reunion' special, which released on May 27, had millions of fans trying to access HBO Go. The traffic volume, as fans surged online to watch the reunion special as soon as it released, resulted in the platform's server temporarily crashing. A number of outraged fans took to Twitter to express their outrage at not being able to live stream the much-anticipated TV event.

The two-hour special was released on HBO Max. For those who don't know, HBO Go allows HBO subscribers to stream selections of HBO content, including current and past series, films, specials, and sporting events, through either the HBO website, or apps on mobile devices, video game consoles, and digital media players. Seventeen years after its memorable series finale - 'The Last One' - the iconic cast of 'Friends' reunited in the special which was called, 'The One Where They Get Back Together.' The special was hosted by James Corden.

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