Are they in 4:3 format on Netflix?
If so I'm watching
4:3 is the format for watching Buffy. Europeans in their race to cultured, had the 16:9 format aired. Americans wanting to be Europeans thought 16:9 had to be better so there are recording in 16:9. (See The Shield
for similar problems). The brilliant musical episode is in 16:9.
Thankfully sanity prevailed eventually (unlike in the Shield
and only dumb Europeans are watching screwed up framed Buffy episodes and dumb Americans who wish they were Europeans.
Buffy is a rough start. And since it changed TV for all time, it doesn't pop like it did then. The general consensus is probably to skip season one. Maybe start in season two, some would argue three, but that seems like madness to me.
I really don't care. Just watch through season 3. It is only like 32 hours of your life after all.
And it was low budget and shot never expecting to see HD or even DVD, so the "special effects" and stunt doubles look more ridiculous the greater resoluiton you use.
So stream it, but throttle your rich-boy internet connection first.House
makes me laugh sometimes. Not worth looking at after season three. Nothing I would recommend.Dawson
, I watched every episode in German so I would know how to better relate to the German high school girl trapped inside.