Saturday 16 May 2020


Doctor Who
2x39 Checkmate [season finale]
aka The Time Meddler Part 4. This is a great episode, and almost single-handedly explains why the serial is so well-regarded. Indeed, there's a great two- or even three-parter in here, it just takes a while to get to the point.

+ listened to the audio commentary on the full story, which was entertaining and informative in places, but understandably suffers at times from the participants trying to remember something they made over 40 years earlier.

Eurovision: Come Together
The full contest was cancelled this year, so instead the BBC aired this special show of iconic performances...
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light
...and this official replacement broadcast, which had its moments.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Hotel Artemis (2018)
[#117 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]

Collection Count

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

Another eight new additions this week (one day I'll slow down again). But in addition to that, I'm currently adding my collection to a list on Letterboxd, a process which has led me to notice some more alternate cuts and short films that I hadn't counted before. Makes me wonder how many more are hiding in there... It's probably not that many in the grand scheme of things, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are a handful more still lurking.

Number of titles in collection: 2,370 [up 6]
Of which DVDs: 1,103 [down 2]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,267 [up 8]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 58 [up 3]

Number of discs in collection: 6,133 [up 11]
Number of films: 2,654 [up 9]
Number of additional cuts: 172 [up 4]
Number of TV episodes: 8,887 [no change]
Number of short films: 733 [up 11]

See you next week, faithful reader.