Friday 4 November 2011


Derren Brown: The Experiments
1x02 The Gameshow
Not quite as fascinating as last week, because the results never seemed in doubt to me... but then, I didn't necessarily expect them to be baying for his TV to be smashed up, or calling out all those things to be done in/to his flat. And did anyone watching on TV (as opposed to in the studio audience) really believe the final accident wasn't a pre-arranged stunt? If Derren fooled you that easily... well, you need to watch more of his programmes.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

The Graham Norton Show
10x02 (28/10/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

3x31 (26/10/10 edition)
I had some good ideas for the final Marilyn Monroe answer, but as the couple won we didn't get to see all the other pointlesses! Boo!
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

9x08 Inequality (XL edition)
Loads of great stuff in the XL version again! (I'm going to keep mentioning that until they just don't even bother with the 30 minute edition.)
[Watch QI XL (again) on iPlayer.]

Would I Lie To You?
5x08 Episode 8


Cowboys & Aliens slammed as Universal boss admits to "s***ty movies" by Tara Fowler
(from Digital Spy)
To quote said boss, "One of the worst movies we ever made was Wolfman... Cowboys & Aliens was a mediocre movie... Land of the Lost was just crap." Well crikey. On the other hand, he did acknowledge that box office flop Scott Pilgrim was "good".
DS is, of course, just the news -- for a bit of analysis of this funny-but-maybe-not-a-good-idea story, see here.

The return of The Killing by Vicky Frost
(from the Guardian)
An interesting interview with the creator, Søren Sveistrup, ahead of the series' return to BBC Four later this month. Also worth a look for fans is this blog post (linked to in that article) which reels off all the unanswered questions/plot threads from the first series. It doesn't make it any less good, but it does point out a lot of gaps.

Collection Count

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

Absolutely nothing to report this week. Oh well. Next week maybe, but it depends on how quickly various places get pre-orders to me...

Number of titles in collection: 1,395 [no change]
Of which DVDs: 1,141 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 254 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 3,469 [no change]
Number of films in collection: 1,482 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,270 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.