Saturday 1 December 2012


Live at the Apollo
8x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

The Mentalist
5x05 Red Dawn
For the 100th episode, the series goes back to the first time the CBI team met Patrick Jane. Nice idea, but not wholly satisfying in its execution, if you ask me.
[Watch it (again) on Demand 5.]

5x09 With All My Heart
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

2x07 Codename: Ball Busted


The Keep (1983)
[#92 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]

I hadn't even heard of this before yesterday, but Mike's review at Films on the Box put me on to it. In the comments section I said it sounded like "a fascinating failure", and that pretty much sums it up.


2000 AD #1812
Judge Dredd / The Simping Detective / Low Life: Trifecta by Al Ewing, Simon Spurrier, Rob Williams & Carl Critchlow

In an incredibly rare occurrence, the anthology comic gives over its entire 28 pages to a single story, the climax of the three-way crossover that's been running for the last couple of months. An epic feat it is too, and surely deserving of such an accolade. It's in shops from Wednesday.

Next Prog, the bumper-length Christmas issue. Then in January it's back to business as usual, which is in danger of feeling a bit pedestrian after two such epic Progs. Though for me, I now have over a year's worth that I need to get caught up on...

Collection Count

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

A couple more things this week, with even more in the post to make next week a big'un. And it's once again time for a running time update, so look for that slab of excitement at the end of the regular stats.

Number of titles in collection: 1,508 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,146 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 362 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 3,765 [up 10]
Number of films in collection: 1,556 [up 9]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,700 [no change]
Number of short films in collection: 371 [up 1]


Total running time of collection (approx.):
273 days, 4 hours, and 46 minutes.
(Up 1 day, 15 hours, and 42 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.