The first time I tried to re-watch “Supernatural” on Netflix, I had a bit of a rude awakening. I’m a huge fan of music, and I watched the DVDs of those first five seasons quite a few times, so I quickly realized that the pilot wasn’t what I remembered. No Allman Brothers or AC/DC to be found, just some unstoppable rock – sorry Netflix bands! I might be lazy to search for DVDs, so I tried to dig around at first, but the show wouldn’t be the same without its classic rock soundtrack. The more I think about it, the more I know that I can’t see the series this way.
The real moment of truth came in episode 6, “Skin”. From the tense opening moments that certainly don’t unfold for Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” to the transformative molting when backgrounded by something other than “Hey Man, Nice Shot” of Filter, the episode didn’t sell in the same way. When I ended up tearing down those old DVDs, I was struck again by some absolutely perfect song placements, whether it was Blue Öyster Cult’s “(Fear Not) The Reaper” on “Faith” ” or CCR’s “Bad Moon Rising” in “Devil’s Tap.” Trust me on this part, you want to watch part 1 on DVD.
Don’t worry, after season 1 you can listen and listen online and all that good old rock music. You have The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Supertramp, etc. Don’t worry, there’s some raw cheese in there, for all the REO Speedwagon, Foreigner and Styx fans out there!
https://www.slashfilm.com/940532/why-supernatural-season-1-is-so-much-better-on-dvd-than-streaming/ Why Supernatural Season 1 is so much better on DVD than streaming