Last night, the season finale of “The Walking Dead” aired on AMC. Viewers were glued to their televisions as they always are during a major television event, but something terrible happened last night. In the Syracuse, NY area, the AMC signal cut out about 38 minutes into the broadcast.
Viewers were not pleased.
This is where I would make clever allusions to something in the show’s plotlines and compare it to the rage that people felt when their signal cut out, but the truth is that I was the person assigned to this story because I’ve never watched the show and thus wouldn’t be contaminated by spoilers.
The injustice of having an important program that you were looking forward to interrupted is something that we can all understand.
We haven’t heard yet whether Time Warner Cable has made an offer of gift cards as it did when the feeds of some customers in Los Angeles were interrupted during the halftime show of this year’s Super Bowl.
Incidentally, there is only one cable provider in most of the region where this happened: Time Warner Cable’s only competition are satellite providers and Verizon FiOS in the areas where it’s available.