Can you believe it? We're already just a week away from moving into the final month of 2012, which means developers and studios are kicking their tails into high gear to get their big releases shipped in time for November's climax. With that in mind, we can see why this week is jam-packed with more great entertainment, and indeed why things show no signs of slowing down after this either! Here's the full round-up of what's to come in the next seven days...
NOW! THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 83- EMI are known for giving us fantastic compilations of the best instalments in recent music, yet with Now! 83 they've possibly given us their finest album yet! Packing hits such as Gangnam Style, Don't You Worry Child, Candy, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, I Found You, One More Night, Let Me Love You, Good Time, Beneath Your Beautiful and Hall Of Fame, this really is a grand showcase of music's best additions for the final quarter of the year, and at least an essential Christmas present you'll want! (Monday 19th)
GAME OF THRONES SERIES 1 RE-RUN FINALE- For those of us who've been catching up with Game Of Thrones on Sky1 in its Season One re-run, things come to a head tomorrow as the series reaches its finale. Season Two's re-run will commence in January 2013, so make the most of the battles, revelations and creatures to come, as it'll be a little while before we discover what happens next! (Monday 19th)
HITMAN ABSOLUTION- Agent 47 is back. Fresh off the hit antics of secret agent James Bond in the recent Skyfall, the Hitman video game series returns with Absolution, a title so brimming with innovation and replay value that it could well be a Game Of The Year contender. You will not want to miss this! (Tuesday 20th)
LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS- The Fellowship Of The Ring is building itself this week, as with the success of LEGO Batman 2 earlier this year TT Games are bouncing back with an adaptation of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson's movies were always epics, but this new rendition should cast them in a totally innovative new light. (Friday 23rd)
NATIVITY! 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER- With Martin Freeman busy in the world of Middle-Earth, David Tennant takes the helm of this festive follow-up to 2009's hit British charmer film Nativity!. This time around, the kids and their eccentric teachers must travel across the British countryside to arrive at the ultimate Nativity Show competition in time to make their mark. The perfect Christmas film? It's time to find out...(Friday 23rd)
MERLIN: THE HOLLOW QUEEN- Gwen's possessed plots reach deadly new heights this week on Merlin. While our warlock hero is distracted in his quest to aid an druid boy outside of the Kingdom, Gwen takes her opportunity to use a new force of evil to kill her betrothed. Quickly, Merlin realises that leaving Camelot was a big mistake...(Saturday 24th)
AND THERE'S MORE- Arthur Christmas, Red Dwarf X, Peter Kay Live 2, Coldplay Live 2012 and Dr Seuss' The Lorax all arrive on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow, plus Arrow continues on Sky1 tomorrow night!
AND NEXT WEEK...The Nintendo WiiU launches across the UK on November 30th, plus we get another Game Of The Year contender in FarCry 3, Karl and Warwick travel across Europe in the new season of An Idiot Abroad and Merlin's monarchy-possession three-part arc reaches its epic climax in the ninth episode of Season Five!