'Black Mirror,' 'Mr. Robot' and More Respond to Internet Outage

'Black Mirror'

There are already plans to remake this Twilight Zone anthology-style sci-fi series but check out the U.K. original first, so you can be properly disappointed with the re-boot. Created by political satirist Charlie Brooker, each unconnected episode of Dark Mirror takes a current tech or media obsession (TV talent shows, online privacy, sensationalist news coverage) and take it to its logical, dystopian, conclusion. Horrifying and darkly hilarious in equal measures. 

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Internet-savvy shows took advantage of the cyber attack Friday, with the USA drama tweeting, "A well-timed DDoS attack. Is that all it takes to make the world panic?"

Friday's cyber attack instituted a massive blackout that affected a roster of popular websites including Twitter and Netflix. The outages lasted long enough to give users a reason to panic, then later to vent once access was restored.

Netflix and Twitter are back up and running, but after the outage, celebrities like Steve Harvey and Jimmy Kimmel, along with TV series Mr. Robot and Black Mirror (whose new season debuted on Netflix the same day), responded to the blackout via tweets about the unexpected internet downtime.

The long-awaited season premiere of Black Mirror inspired fans to use the show as a literal mirror of what transpired early Friday with a series of memes and galactic theories. The show's account also tweeted a message in reference to the blackout.

South Park even commented on the outage, saying, "Internet is fixed. Thanks to Kyle."

Mr. Robot also released a cryptic message about all the chaos that read, "A well-timed DDos attack. Is that all it takes to make the world panic? #MrRobot."

It would appear so, judging from the frenzy of users who can't seem to survive without the comfort of tweets or Netflix.

Check out some of the reactions below.