The entire series of Cheers was recently put up for streaming on Netflix.
#1: This is freakin’ sweet!
#2: I’ve only watched the first dozen episodes or so but some of the episodes are in 4:3 and others are in 16:9 widescreen. I know that the series was originally shot on film in 16:9 then broadcast in 4:3, but it’s strange that what Netflix has is mixed. Again, I’ve only streamed the first 12 episodes but it’s bizarre that it keeps going back and forth.
#3: In many of these early episodes I’m noticing that every now and then a shot will be focused wrong, e.g. the background is in focus instead of the primary subject. Interesting that something that fundamental would make it through to final broadcast on a major network show. Granted, I’ve only noticed this a few times in the very earliest episodes, but still.
#4: Did I mention this is freakin’ sweet?