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Netflix went down on a Saturday night and broke hearts around the world

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Netflix went down on Saturday night.

Those hoping to stay in and binge-watch their favorite show were greeted with error messages that said Netflix was "having technical difficulties" or "unable to process your request."

For Minnesotans, it was around 8:30 p.m. when Netflix responded via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Netflixhelps/status/759560191763292161

Apparently, the issue affected Netflixers using the web player, which included not only Americans but also users in Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Switzerland, and New Zealand, Digital Trends said.

People with Apple TV were still able to enjoy "Orange is the New Black" and "Stranger Things" while the rest of the country had to sit tight and wait for the problem to get sorted out "ASAP".

https://twitter.com/Netflixhelps/status/759587451467735040

The whole thing lasted a few hours, and frustrated users took to social media to vent their feelings.

Finally, Netflix tweeted, "We're Back!"

https://twitter.com/Netflixhelps/status/759593774234279936

But when you're deep into a new show, even a few minutes without Netflix is too much.

Here's some of the tweets from the down time:

https://twitter.com/bmj_br/status/759578275614035974

https://twitter.com/TLBainter/status/759568169170182145

https://twitter.com/anggaribaldi/status/759562951820972032

https://twitter.com/EmackWilliams/status/759559686018347008

https://twitter.com/mypabulousscarf/status/759574154081398784

https://twitter.com/nunovelosov/status/759566612672417792

https://twitter.com/mwombattt/status/759570124957286400

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