Saturday, 12 December 2009


Gavin & Stacey
3x03 Episode 3
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

2x07 The Witchfinder
Finally picking up on this again, with just two weeks before it's all deleted from iPlayer. Oops.
Very good episode, though, with Charles Dance making a thoroughly evil villain.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

1x04 Episode Four
Misfits does the natural time travel episode -- what happens if you change the past? -- though with its own drug-addled spin. Shame that it pushes coincidence to the max by having every major character in the same location months before they all met. That aside, however, it was a well executed episode.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Wallander [Swedish]
1x05 Afrikanen (aka The African)
A relatively weak edition, I thought, particularly at the convenient and improbable climax (would the police really send one person to a potentially-dangerous location while three went to another?)


Doctor Who Magazine #416
'The David Tennant Issue', a bumper-length edition packed with stuff about the end of the Russell T Davies era. Lots of intriguing tit bits about the 135 minutes of his Who that's left to go...
Next month: 'The Matt Smith Issue', an equally-lengthy issue heralding the new guard, and a redesigned magazine (well, the logo, at the very least) to boot.

Radio Times 19 December 2009 - 1 January 2010
...and today, I made it to the end. Hooray!

Collection Count

Collection Count, now in its eighth week, tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics. It's 24 hours late this week for no other reason than that it is.

I've been selling some DVDs this week (as you may've noticed), as well as replacing others with Blu-rays, but the sheer volume has been enough to show no dip in numbers. Always nice.

Number of titles in collection: 1,102 [up 4]
Of which DVDs: 1,053 [up 3]
Of which Blu-rays: 49 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 2,706 [up 14]
Number of films in collection: 1,148 [up 4]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 3,780 [up 33]

Statistic of the week:

Audio commentaries:
672 titles (61% of the collection) have at least one audio commentary (or, on Blu-ray, picture-in-picture track). I've only listened to all the commentaries on 8 (1.2%) of these.

See you next week, faithful reader.