Friday, 26 February 2010


7x21 4:00AM - 5:00AM

1x01 Mole Hunt
1x02 Training Day
A relatively speedy UK debut for this animated spy-com, albeit buried on Fiver.
Strictly adults-only, it's funnier than your average sitcom manages these days, particularly benefitting from a fast pace and near-constant stream of gags, and not quite as vulgar as some can be (though it certainly pushes toward those limits). Better than I'd hoped for, then, especially considering its inconspicuous scheduling. Plus there's a lot more to look forward to as it's recently been picked up for a longer second season.
(Five have a minisite with clips and character profiles (and not much else) for the interested.)
[Watch Mole Hunt and Training Day (again) on Demand Five.]

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross
18x06 (19/2/10 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

How I Met Your Mother
4x22 Right Place Right Time
[Watch it on 4oD from 6th May (probably).]


No Country For Old Men (2007)
[2nd watch]
This was #5 in 100 Films 2009. I first watched it 13 months ago and I've still not posted a review! Soon though...


Skins Effy, Freddie praised for episode by Dan French
(from Digital Spy)
By critics for an exceptional storyline, you might presume... but no. The article doesn't mention what the episode was about to garner this praise, but it does tell us who it came from: one of their co-stars, and her boyfriend. On twitter. Seriously.
And so the award for "crap non-news story of the week" goes to...

Survivors Season Two - The Verdict by Ben Rawson-Jones
(from Digital Spy)
Look at the comments -- hardly anyone ever seems to agree with Rawson-Jones' reviews. Why they let him keep going is a mystery.
[This isn't the "crap non-news story of the week". That's the Skins one. Just in case you were confused.]

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week. Little to report again this week though.

Number of titles in collection: 1,148 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,078 [up 2]
Of which Blu-rays: 70 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 2,801 [up 3]
Number of films in collection: 1,213 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 3,874 [no change]

Statistic of the week:

Titles with films over 100 years old:
(0.3% of the total)

See you next week, faithful reader.