TV & Film

A weekly comedic podcast in which two massive film buffs countdown a topic from 10-1 while throwing shade at the other‘s list.

Episodes

October 4, 2022

Top 10 London Films

Countdown #392

 

In this week's show, the guys are interested in all things London, as they countdown their favourite ten films set in that most magnificent city. (And it means the C-bomb can be dropped more often than usual - so, please, consider yourself warned.)

 

Can Wayne look past Guy Ritchie? Who will have more Matthew Vaughan films? And does anyone have a film pre-1990 film on their list?
 
But wait! There's more. How wrong can Paul be about a Wet Wet Wet song? And does Wayne have the foggiest clue as who plays the female lead in a Guy Ritchie film about a famous detective? But more than all that, what is the BIG announcement the guys have to share re the future of the show at the end of this week's Ep?
 

Learn the answers to all these questions and more, as The Countdown continues ...

 

Check out the show's first draft of a website for your one-stop shop for all things related to The Countdown.

 

But if you want more specific directions, find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

 

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

 

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September 30, 2022

Don’t Worry Darling review

The boys get along to an early screening (by current Australian standards) of Olivia Wilde's sophomore film, Don't Worry Darling, which is already infamous for the purported behind the scenes shenanigans that took place. The question is will that infamy outlive the film itself?

 

But hold onto your hats, good listener. Because just when you think this is going to be a straight forward review, Wayne comes along with such a Wayne-take, you'll be shaking your head in dumbfounded appreciation. Or maybe horror. One of the two.
 
Find out which one it is as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
Don't Worry Darling NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 12:00
Don't Worry Darling SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 12:00 - 24:42

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 24:42 - 25:27

 

Check out the show's first draft of a website for your one-stop shop for all things related to The Countdown.

But if you want more specific directions, find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Want to hear a whole bunch of additional content? Head on over to Patreon to fond out how and see what you're missing.

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Countdown #391

 

The Top 10 Last 10 episode returns and with it so do the recommendations on what to avoid AND seek out as Paul and Wayne countdown ten of their most recent watches from worst to best, with no other linking criteria.
 
And just because Halloween is right around the corner, Paul is spicing up his list with a whole lot (more) of horror. Which is only a pity because they're almost all at the bottom half of his list. Wayne, meanwhile, has listened to his co-host and sought out a film he recommended. Will he enjoy it? And just how many animated superhero films are on his list?
 

Learn the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...

 

Check out the show's first draft of a website for your one-stop shop for all things related to The Countdown.

 

But if you want more specific directions, find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

 

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

 

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Amazon has gambled on Tolkien's vision creating a better than 1 BILLION dollar return on five seasons of a new Lord of the Rings show. So do the first three episodes bode well for such an investment?

 

Wayne and Paul have their opinions - and a podcast - so guess what they're going to do? If you bothered to read this far and are still interested, could there be dissension in the ranks? Will Wayne, finally, appreciate a LotR product appropriately? And what of Paul - he who normally defends everything that doesn't have the word "hobbit" in the title? Will roles be reversed?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
The Rings of Power NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 10:35
The Rings of Power SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 10:35 - 22:00

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 22:00 - 23:42

 

Check out the show's first draft of a website for your one-stop shop for all things related to The Countdown.

But if you want more specific directions, find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Want to hear a whole bunch of additional content? Head on over to Patreon to fond out how and see what you're missing.

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Countdown #390

 

This week, Dan from Netflix N Swill joins the boys to help countdown his own genius idea: The Top 10 Fist Pumping Television Moments. Which, to be clear, is about those moments that absolutely had you leaping off the couch, yelling "Yessssss!" and, for a precious few seconds, rendering everything in your world perfect.

 

Prepare yourselves, then, for a Countdown unlike any other, as Dan goes "Full Dan" with more of a particular type of genre than has been mentioned throughout the combined previous 389 episodes of the show. Then there's Wayne all but frothing at the mouth while discussing some of his choices, as he touches on everything from childhood classics to personal hits; while Paul just tries to keep the show from going completely off the rails - even though it still gets to a Gerald-Morris-patience-testing 90 minutes. Who will have the superior Daredevil moment? Has Netflix N Swill yet been taken down by Netflix, and which television fight scene rules them all?
 

Learn the answers to all these questions and more, as The Countdown continues ...

 

P.S. Be aware! Spoilers for the shows mentioned abound throughout this episode, and during the Pop 10 there are some spoilers for Season 4 of Stranger Things.

 

Check out the show's first draft of a website for your one-stop shop for all things related to The Countdown.

 

But if you want more specific directions, find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

 

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

 

Head on over to Patreon to find out to have your topic covered on the show and see what extras you're missing.

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September 16, 2022

House of the Dragon review

So, once upon a time, there was this great new show called Game of Thrones. It started small, but quickly developed a mass following as it swept all before it with its amazing story-telling, impressive world-building, and surprising character fates.

 

But GoT eventually fell prey to the greedy machinations of its creators, and its last season sucked harder than the vacuum of space, so when a spin-off, prequel series was announced, the fans were dubious.
 
As a result, Paul and Wayne have bravely stepped into the maw of the dragon to review the first three episodes of this series chronicling the war among House Targaryen, and invite you to join them in deciding whether no Benioff and Weiss means a good show can be resurrected?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
House of the Dragon NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 12:36
House of the Dragon SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 12:36 - 20:40

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 29:05 - 29:42

 

Check out the show's first draft of a website for your one-stop shop for all things related to The Countdown.

But if you want more specific directions, find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Want to hear a whole bunch of additional content? Head on over to Patreon to fond out how and see what you're missing.

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September 13, 2022

Top 10 College Movies

Countdown #389

 

This week the boys go back to their peak study years - which, in Wayne's case lasted about three months - to countdown the very best college set films!

 

How many gross out comedies can Wayne squeeze onto his list? And for that matter, will Paul talk about every horror movie set on a college campus? Or are there a few shocks in store beyond the fact that Paul has never seen Animal House?
 

Learn the answers to all these questions and more as The Countdown continues ...

 

Check out the show's first draft of a website for your one-stop shop for all things related to The Countdown.

 

But if you want more specific directions, find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

 

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

 

Head on over to Patreon to find out to have your topic covered on the show and see what extras you're missing.

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Week 2 of Idris Elba Fortnight on The Countdown, sees Paul and Wayne checking out the George Miller film, Three Thousand Years of Longing.

 

Just about no-one has seen this film about a Djinn in a bottle and the Narantologist who finds him, so this may be the least downloaded review in the history of the show. But, damnit, we committed to more of Idris Elba - even though he doesn't rap in this film either - so we're sticking to that commitment, and maybe, just maybe, it will be a patch on Miller's last film, Mad Max: Fury Road.
 
But this one is a very different beast from that film and even last week's show? (Ha!) So is it worth a watch? Find out as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
Three Thousand Years NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:55
Three Thousand Years SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 11:55 - 18:47

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 18:47 - 19:27

 

Check out the show's first draft of a website for your one-stop shop for all things related to The Countdown.

But if you want more specific directions, find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

Want to hear a whole bunch of additional content? Head on over to Patreon to fond out how and see what you're missing.

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September 6, 2022

Top 10 Movie Mentors

Countdown #388

 

It's kind of ironic that the boys feel qualified to talk about movie mentors, as they're consistently equal parts bemused and mortified that anyone listens to anything they have to say re movies and (sometimes) television, but after 387 completed Countdowns, here we are.
 
They straight away make the controversial decision to jettison Yoda from their lists as the all too obvious Number One, but in a show with a large amount of crossovers, should they have consulted more heavily before starting to record? And do either Wayne or Paul bother to include Obi Wan in Yoda's place?
 

It's an episode sure to upset the casual Star wars fan, but does Star Trek even get a look in? Find out as The Countdown continues ...

 

Check out the show's first draft of a website for your one-stop shop for all things related to The Countdown.

 

But if you want more specific directions, find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.

 

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

 

Head on over to Patreon to find out to have your topic covered on the show and see what extras you're missing.

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September 2, 2022

Beast review

It's Idris Elba fortnight here on the Countdown, and the first of the two releases he stars in that Paul and Wayne are covering is the latest human vs nature film, Beast.
 
Wayne couldn't even remember the show was covering this one, so had no expectations, while Paul was hoping for some lion-caused carnage. Was either host surprised? Does the lion bring a sleeper hit tonight? (Sorry.)
 
Learn the answers to these questions and so much more, as The Countdown continues ...
 
Time Stamps
Beast NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 8:59
Beast SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 8:59 - 17:30
Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 17:30 - 21:04
 
Check out the show's first draft of a website for your one-stop shop for all things related to The Countdown.
But if you want more specific directions, find so many more Countdowns - all the way back to Episode 40! - on our Podbean site.
Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!
Want to hear a whole bunch of additional content? Head on over to Patreon to fond out how and see what you're missing.
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