Friday, 4 February 2011


Fast and Loose
1x03 Episode 3
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Graham Norton Show
8x14 (28/1/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Just Good Friends
2x06 Pregnant?

The Killing [aka Forbrydelsen]
1x04 Day 4
Just as the mystery was looking solved, it all gets more complicated. Which is for the best, really, as there's 16 episodes to go.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Top Gear
16x02 (30/1/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Alien³: Special Edition (1992/2003)
[#14 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]
Beginning my David Fincher Week.
I watched the theatrical cut of Alien³ for the first time as part of 100 Films 2009; this cut extends the film by half an hour, changing it significantly enough for me to count it with a new number.


Fiver rebrands as 5*, acquires new shows by ?
(from Digital Spy)
"In a competitive marketplace, you need strong brands that jump out of the EPG, and the rebranding of Fiver as 5*, combined with exciting new shows, provides us with a distinctive channel."
From a half-decent pun on a recognisable phrase, to a name that makes viewers think "how do I say that?"? Oh yes, what superior rebranding. Whoever's in charge of this clearly isn't much cop at their job -- I mean, have you seen Channel 5's new logo? It's awful. (Never mind the fact that "Five" was a catchier name than "Channel 5" and seemed like sensible rebranding to me.) Old TV dramas/films did better fake logos than that, and they were always implausibly tackily cheap-looking.

Collection Count

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

Network's Gerry Anderson celebration sale (which ended on Monday, sorry) produces significant jumps across the board this week -- not least to TV episodes! All that is topped up by two new releases and two other titles, making a lovely boost just in time for this month's running time update.

Number of titles in collection: 1,264 [up 8]
Of which DVDs: 1,100 [up 4]
Of which Blu-rays: 163 [up 4]

Number of discs in collection: 3,159 [up 23]
Number of films in collection: 1,339 [up 5]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,660 [up 115]

And this week is a running time update, so...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
225 days, 22 hours, and 19 minutes.
(Up 1 day, 16 hours, and 9 minutes from last time.)

See you next week, faithful reader.