Go ahead and stream 'The X-Files' in HD on Netflix

Netflix is updating everyone's favorite 90's sci-fi drama, The X-Files, by streaming it in HD as of today. Now, you can see Scully and Mulder in remastered footage that adds more color and details to every scene. The original airings look downright blurry compared to what goes on the air today. Perhaps, Netflix is realizing that there is a renewed interest in the 90's paranormal drama. The streaming company wouldn't be the first to catch on, considering that FOX is giving the people what they want by bringing back Scully and Mulder for a six-episode renewal.

I have to admit, it's a bit strange to see my favorite characters more clearly than I could ever remember. 90's television seemed to be imbued with a certain atmosphere of dulled colors and fuzzy clarity. Seeing Anderson and Duchovny wearing 90's era suits in HD puts a modern twist on the nostalgia.

The original episodes aired in 4:3 format, but the HD versions are widescreen which implies that it was all shot in widescreen and clipped down for TV.

In the rare case that you don't have Netflix and you still need your X-Files fix, you can go over to Hulu, where all of the episodes are available, but you won't find them in HD.

If you don't have time to watch all 202 episodes before the show returns from its lengthy hiatus, check out our primer on series. You can watch all 13 episodes of the first season in HD. There is no word yet on whether Netflix plans to stream HD episodes from other seasons.

Source: The Verge