Friday, 30 October 2009


The Armstrong and Miller Show
2x02 Episode 2
Yes, last week's.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Criminal Justice
2x01 Part 1
2x02 Part 2
Finally catching up with this. It's grim and depressing, as promised, but also utterly brilliant. Marvellous performances all round, particularly from Maxine Peake.

How I Met Your Mother
2x17 Arrivederci, Fiero
Oops, skipped one again. Fortunately this was entirely standalone.

The Sarah Jane Adventures
3x06 The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith Part Two
Another brilliant episode -- SJA is really excelling this series -- with a moving send-off to David T.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


High Anxiety (1977)
[#65 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]

The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
[#66 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
On 4HD, though the D didn't look very H to me.


The Thief of Bagdad (1940) by Roger Ebert
(from Great Movies at
Lovely review/article on 100 Films' #66.

Collection Count

Last week I started my new Collection Count series, tracking my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics. You can read the whole initial post here.

This week most numbers have gone up (as is generally the case; though, occasionally (very occasionally) I do sell titles and they might go down), which is as exciting as ever. And statistic of the week is truly fascinating. Oh yes.

Number of titles in collection: 1,066 [up 9]
Of which DVDs: 1,031 [up 7]
Of which Blu-rays: 35 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 2,625 [up 9]
Number of films in collection: 1,102 [up 8]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 3,653 [up 1]

Statistic of the week:

Number of titles produced in the '00s:
(55.3% of the collection)

See you next week, faithful reader.