Saturday, 11 January 2014

TV

Friends
7x07 The One with Ross's Library Book [5th or so watch]

Veronica Mars
3x06 Hi, Infidelity

The Voice UK
3x01 The Blind Auditions 1
I've never disliked The Voice, but I think this line-up of coaches has clicked much better than the old one. It certainly felt more fun to me, anyway.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Fiction

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton

This short story is said to be a key inspiration for tomorrow's final episode of Sherlock, for reasons beyond just the name of the villain. So I thought I'd read it.

You can read it, too, on Wikisource (and I'm sure other places, if you prefer).


His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
His Last Bow: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes [the end]

This short story is also said to be a key inspiration for tomorrow's episode, for reasons beyond just the title. So I thought I'd read it too. It's harder to see what they'll have used from it, but that's half the fun.

And, of course, you can read a version of it on Wikisource (I happened to notice it's in American, as I'd wager Charles Augustus Milverton is as well).

Collection Count

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

This week, a few post-Christmas treats -- i.e. things I wanted and didn't get, or sale bargains. Coming soon (i.e. in the next week or two): 2014 new releases.

That's "new releases for the year 2014", not "I've ordered 2,014 new releases".

Number of titles in collection: 1,648 [up 3]
Of which DVDs: 1,198 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 450 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 4,124 [up 4]
Number of films in collection: 1,776 [up 3]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 6,098 [no change]
Number of short films in collection: 406 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.