Last night's superb episodes of Normal People on RTÉ One caused quite the stir, as - to be blunt - things got rather steamy between young lovers Connell and Marianne.

How much of a sensation has Lenny Abrahamson's masterly adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel been? It now has its own Twitter emoji...

For many, it was the moment when lockdown life got seriously awkward. 

In case you didn't hear the classic LiveLine episode following the broadcast of the first episode, catch up here...

When all else fails, go with a Father Ted meme.

Who pipes in? Only the man himself.

Perhaps we should note that director Lenny Abrahamson retweeted this one...

That said, it's not just the canine community who have been affected by the show.

Please be warned that the next tweet can not be unseen.

We'll leave the last word (for now) to Joe...

Catch up with Normal People on the RTÉ Player here.