On the evening of Tuesday, November 10th, 2015, Americans across the country went into full panic, as Netflix streaming services experienced an hour long outage.
It’s assumed that those with families or significant others locked their doors, closed the window shutters, and held their loved ones close.
Those who were in the process of “Netflix and Chill” probably did the opposite, with the emotional safety net of Hemlock Grove playing as white noise in the background no longer an option.
For those who were alone at home, they turned to the Internet for the comfort of strangers.
netflix has crashed mid episode and the site is now down, help
— Charlottee (@char_kirton) November 10, 2015
My Netflix isn’t working SOS why continue life
— Kim (@pbeechie) November 10, 2015
One girl even sought out help from the President.
— Emma Gavin (@EmmaGavinx) November 10, 2015
For others, this tragedy served as a wake-up call.
Netflix stopped working and I just realized I have a family.
— Kirsten Cook (@itsKristenright) November 10, 2015
Netflix was back up within an hour, meaning the apocalypse would have to wait until we were done watching the fake apocalypse on The Walking Dead. If there’s a lesson to be learned, it’s that yes, even our greatest ally, the hero we both need and deserve, isn’t invincible.