Many fans of The Walking Dead are disappointed with DirecTV for a disrupted viewing of Sunday night’s episode of the show.
Dead aired perhaps its darkest and most disturbing episode in years, which featured its leading lady Michonne (Danai Gurira) faced with the tough decision to fight children. For some viewers, the experience was less than good, as commercials were littered where they clearly shouldn’t have been.
One example of the glitch made it seem as though after some rising tensions at Alexandria, they settled their differences with a groovy dance party.
— Mick Joest🎮🍿 (@G33kyMick) March 18, 2019
One fan account showed an image of one of the commercials which was an ad for Match.com:
Other fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
— Ken Terrell (@3nitrate) March 18, 2019
Is it just directtv or what? Trying to watch The Walking Dead and during the show it keeps jumping in and out of commercials. What the hell is going on?
— Valentin Carrillo Jr (@lakersdude1) March 18, 2019
One fan tweeted at the network explaining that the disrupted viewing was happening on the live broadcast, and not even on the streaming app.
@DIRECTV just wanted you to know that commercials are playing over parts of The Walking Dead on AMC and we are losing parts of the show because of it….it’s not happening on the Direct TV App, but on the actual broadcast…..any reason why???
— Ansonius (@AnsoniusPrime) March 18, 2019
So far DirecTV has not addressed the interruption, but fans are definitely having fun with it.
— Abby (@hi_i_read) March 18, 2019
Did you experience the glitch while you viewed the episode?
The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 PM on AMC.
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