Netflix Went Down Worldwide Last Night – And People Lost Their Shit
All hell broke loose
The site was glitchy for about 20 minutes before shutting down entirely for two and a half hours.
And it ruined my Saturday night. My housemates had just left to go out, so I was well and truly alone, with NOTHING to do.
Classic Netflix, ruining my social life.
Maybe the shut-down stemmed from all the hard-core weekend bingers, what with the releases of both Luke Cage and Amanda Knox, and the system just couldn't keep up.
I, for one, thought that the apocalypse was upon us.
Netflix issued this tweet:
Hi all - we are aware of streaming issues and we are working quickly to solve them. We will update you when they are resolved.— Netflix CS (@Netflixhelps) October 1, 2016
And Twitter blew the fuck up. People, myself included, were losing their shit
Netflix is down. Me: pic.twitter.com/qtdPcrDkVg— Mohamed Hemish (@MohamedHemish) October 1, 2016
Even the Luke Cage Twitter account piped up
It was allllll 'bout dat Luke Cage
The apocalypse, I'm telling ya
This gal, literally
Wonder how many kids will be born 9 months from tonight? 'Well son, Netflix was down so there was nothing else to do' #netflixdown— Andrew Hayward (@AndrewHaywardGP) October 1, 2016
Me when I tried to watch Netflix but found out it's down. pic.twitter.com/VC1YZYkNMu— Michael Dorian Parks (@AgentDorian) October 1, 2016
Two and a half hours later, all was resolved
But for some, it was too late. They'd given up and gone to sleep. Netflix-less.