I've spent a couple of days installing and uninstalling several different browsers trying to get around compatibility issues with Windows 8. Chrome, Firefox and IE all freeze up (not responding) when viewing flash sites. In general, the performance of all browsers on Windows 8 has been really subpar, with slow loading times and frequent crashes.
I've tried updating flash, and a variety of combinations of updating various browsers to no avail.
It seems like there must be some kind of OS conflict, as I never had any of these problems on Windows 7.