Friday, 29 October 2010


The Event
1x01 I Haven't Told You Everything
1x02 To Keep Us Safe
It feels like this has come in for quite a lot of flack, but personally I quite liked it. It's not the greatest start to a series ever, this is true, but while the writing, acting, etc, aren't exceptional they are fine -- which is more than FlashForward managed most of the time. I was also more engaged and intrigued than I was by Lost, plus it seems to have potential for on-going stories (something else FlashForward really lacked). So, we'll see... though the way the US viewing figures have tailed off (almost halving since the pilot) doesn't bode well for long-term success and/or renewal.
All that said, the SUV that could apparently travel as fast as a plane was ludicrous.
[Watch I Haven't Told You Everything and To Keep Us Safe (again) on 4oD.]

The Graham Norton Show
8x01 (22/10/10 edition)
Graham moves into the Wossy slot, but fortunately they haven't messed around with the format of his show. Super.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Living Free (1972)
[#111 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

Several DVD-to-Blu-ray upgrades fiddle the stats this week; a few more are on their way to do the same next time too.

Number of titles in collection: 1,227 [up 1]
Of which DVDs: 1,101 [down 2]
Of which Blu-rays: 126 [up 3]

Number of discs in collection: 3,008 [up 1]
Number of films in collection: 1,296 [up 2]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,280 [no change]

Statistic of the week:

Number of double-dips:

With (as noted) several DVD-to-BD upgrades this week, I was curious just how many titles I've upgraded (i.e. double-dipped) in my collection. This number represents the number of times I've re-bought something I already owned, be it on DVD or BD, whether I kept the previous edition or not.

Incidentally, my most-dipped title is -- surprisingly, as I'm not especially a horror fan -- The Evil Dead. Not only that, but I still own all the copies I bought. (For the curious: my first copy was the fabulously packaged "Book of the Dead" Edition, my second a trilogy box set, and my third a box of banned films that happened to include The Evil Dead. Thanks to the trilogy set having two copies of the film (in its original fullscreen and cropped widescreen forms), I actually own four copies of it.)

See you next week, faithful reader.