Marvel’s Luke Cage Actually Crashed Netflix

Following its Netflix debut, Marvels Luke Cage was so popular that it actually put the popular movie and television show streaming website out of commission.

Much frustration struck a portion of the world (and my house) as Netflix experienced streaming complications Saturday, October 1st.

‘Luke Cage’ follows the character and his struggles to defend Harlem from crime boss Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes.

The series was so insanely popular that it actually crashed Netflix in the US, UK and a small portion of Ireland Saturday night.

People experienced outages early Saturday afternoon, which lasted as late as 10pm Eastern.

As disgruntled viewers took to Twitter following the outage and Netflix responded:

Of course the skeptics and the know-it-all’s took to the internet to discredit Luke Cage as the source of the crash. Rumors that the infamous group “Anonymous” had taken credit for the crash swept the internet as well.

Whatever the case may be, it sure stirred things up in the cyber world. The good folks at Netflix handled their business and got the website back up and running.

But enough about Netflix. Let’s get back to how awesome Luke Cage actually is!

The show has been compared to Daredevil, just a little slower to start. The action is pretty fast paced and full of excitement. Something pretty amazing about the show is that it talks about some of the issues African-Americans are facing today. Luke Cage is a very good addition to Marvel & Netflix.

The series has some exceptional acting in it, especially from Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Mahershala Ali, and Alfre Woodward.

Boasting an 8.9/10 rating on IMdb, the show is worth watching an episode, or two (or all).

Luke Cage was released on September 30th, the day before the crash, with 13 episodes for season one.

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