Friday 13 July 2012


The Newsroom
1x01 We Just Decided To
Seems to have been quite a lot of criticism of this in the press, but I really enjoyed it. Took a while to get going certainly, and there were flaws in other areas too, but overall I thought it worked. If it can build up the good bits and pull back on the bad over the next few episodes, it'll be great.

Mock the Week
11x05 (12/7/12 edition)
Last week it was episode 100, week before that they'd actually made a Monsoon Poultry Hospital DVD, this time Andy Murray's in the audience -- they seem to be rolling out the special this series.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Famous Five set for a TV comeback
(from ScreenTerrier)

This has all kinds of intriguing written all over it, from the premise (modern girl travels back in time to join '50s gang -- way to get modern kids on board) to the format ("allowing channels to run it as a 13x45 minute or 26x22 minute series").

Collection Count

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

This week, everything that was meant to turn up last week arrives -- and more! And almost all of them DVDs too. Can't remember the last time I bought so many DVDs (as opposed to Blu-rays), especially when they're all films and several of them from the past decade (I still get plenty of classic TV on DVD).

So I sail past 1,500 and on to... a number slightly bigger than 1,500. Shame really, because this week also sees the monthly running time update, and wouldn't it have been nice to have that at a round number like 1,500? Ah well, never mind.

Number of titles in collection: 1,504 [up 6]
Of which DVDs: 1,161 [up 5]
Of which Blu-rays: 343 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 3,719 [up 6]
Number of films in collection: 1,587 [up 5]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,566 [down 13]

Also this week, I came across a glaring error in my list, where I discovered I'd credited a single-film BD as having 2 films and 13 episodes of TV. The fact I didn't notice this before concerns me that my current explanation (2:13 is also the film's running time, so I think I'd accidentally duplicated it) is a coincidence and somewhere I've listed something else (or somethings else) incorrectly. But I'll just have to go with what I know and have adjusted the numbers accordingly.

With that said, here's the always-exciting running time update...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
267 days, 6 hours, and 13 minutes.
(Up 2 days, 4 hours, and 16 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.