Saturday 26 September 2020


Jonathan Creek
5x01 The Letters of Septimus Noone
What an odd episode! We see the murder happen when it happens, leaving Jonathan to solve a mystery we already know the solution to. It’s like it was written and/or directed and/or edited by people who’ve never seen a murder mystery before. No wonder it’s the series’ lowest-rated episode on IMDb.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Enola Holmes (2020)
[#214 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]

The Hippopotamus (2017)
[#213 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]

Collection Count

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

I promised one of those stats this week would be the delayed monthly running time update, but I've been too busy to sort that out; not to mention that this week's additions include some uncertainties.

How so? Well, I upgraded a DVD to Blu-ray, but I'm not sure if I'm keeping the DVD too; and I upgraded a pair of Blu-rays to a 4K box set, but I'm not sure if I'm keeping the Blu-rays too. I should probably get rid of them all (my collection can't keep expanding indefinitely!), but, I don't know, it's some kind of sentimental attachment, I guess.

For now, I've just added the additions and made no subtractions. My plan is to make decisions (hopefully "get rid of"!) by next week, in time for the very-delayed-but-definitely-going-to-happen 'monthly' running time update.

Number of titles in collection: 2,447 [up 3]
Of which DVDs: 1,089 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,358 [up 3]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 74 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 6,295 [up 10]
Number of films: 2,768 [up 4]
Number of additional cuts: 187 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes: 8,964 [no change]
Number of short films: 764 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.