When people got home from work yesterday after a beautiful weekend of sunny weather, there would have been no more popular activity then flaking out on the sofa with a good ol' Netflix binge.
That is until the streaming service went down late last night leaving millions of subscribers trying to figure out what to do. According to DownDetector.ie, reports of problems began to gather around 10.45pm before it was all cleared up just after midnight, not before Ireland descended into a state of panic...
People went straight to Twitter, the modern day equivalent of checking if the neighbour's tv is fecked too...
Is anyone having issues with #Netflix , won’t play anything, “this prog is not available for instant viewing”
— Peter McFadden (@TweeterPeter20) June 11, 2018
Survival instincts immediately kicked in...
Netflix is down, time to drink my own piss
— Yer owl lady (@JohnGitz_F) June 11, 2018
With words failing, people naturally turned to GIFs
— Sarah Mulhall (@SarahMulhall20) June 11, 2018
— Cormac Moore (@CormacComedy) June 11, 2018
I'm actually really enjoying people's Netflix-is-down reactions pic.twitter.com/4qHBjiphLX
— Andrea T (@Andrizzles) June 11, 2018
It wasn't long before things got a bit weird...
so netflix is down which means i don’t have the duclid voices of ross rachel joey monica phoebe and chandler to send me to sleep #NetflixHasFailedMe
— Martha ???????? (@MarthaSurpless) June 11, 2018
While the usual witticisms were at play...
Ironically there is probably a lot more chill now that Netflix is down #NetflixDown
— Therese Ryan (@TheRealTherese) June 11, 2018
It turns out not everyone was affected...
My Netflix is still working. Party at my place. I have one whole bag of Twirl Bites.
— Andrew Hanley (@AperturePawn) June 11, 2018
And it all turned out fine in the end...
#Netflix is back, that was a bad few minutes. The obsession with Suits can continue!
— Alex (@Alex_Murray17) June 11, 2018
Btw, who stays up watching Netflix until after midnight? Maniacs. Anyway, never do this to us again, Netflix.