Friday, 1 April 2011


Friday Night Dinner
1x04 The Dress
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

This is Britain with Andrew Marr
Rather interesting survey of what the census tells us about Britain and how it's changed -- or hasn't --, often in surprising ways.


His Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: George R. R. Martin Talks Game of Thrones by Dave Itzkoff
(from Arts Beat at The New York Times)
That'd be the author of the fantasy book series talking about the forthcoming much-anticipated TV adaptation, amongst other things. Good interview.

Source Code is the best reviewed studio movie of the year so far and why that's great news by Mike Sampson
Title sums up the topic. Read it to see why.

Collection Count

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

Quite a few shiny updates this week, most of them arriving last minute (i.e. yesterday or this morning), including the two TV series I mentioned last week, a DVD-to-BD upgrade, and a set of DVD-to-DVD upgrades. Typically, the last two were the ones that arrived this morning, so working all that out last-minute is why this update is a couple of hours late (not that anyone's noticed, I'm sure).

If you're interested, despite only going up 4, there's a total of 7 new acquisitions with 24 discs factored in this week.

There would've been one more too, but somehow my copy of Sin City had two Disc 2s and no Disc 1. Madness. It was ordered from, who don't do replacements (they do refunds, of course; they legally have to). The idea being you re-order if you have to return... except most of the stuff they sell seems to be limited stock sold dirt cheap, so by the time you've realised you need a replacement it's too late. Grr.

One other title is from them this week. It was new & sealed, but is marked "Rental Only. Not For Resale." I think I might give a miss from now on...

Number of titles in collection: 1,289 [up 4]
Of which DVDs: 1,103 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 186 [up 3]

Number of discs in collection: 3,214 [up 15]
Number of films in collection: 1,357 [up 4]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,794 [up 35]

Plus this week it's time for a running time update -- which just made adding those upgrades take even longer -- but anyway...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
230 days, 18 hours, and 55 minutes.
(Up 2 days, 8 hours, and 23 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.