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.

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December 6, 2022

Worst 5 Dating Experiences

Countdown #401

 

The new era of The Countdown Podcast is here - with the boys now moving beyond movies and television to talk anything and everything that can be counted down.

 

And to commemorate this massive occasion Wayne and Paul decided they should go straight for the vulnerable part of their psyches and shame themselves publicly for the whole world by recounting their Worst 5 Dating Experiences.
 
Now, they were smart enough to allow people they knew directly to contribute their stories, creating an out for themselves should the stories they tell be too embarrassing to be attributed to themselves. But rest assured this is an episode from the heart, because who hasn't been on a crappy date or wished they could teleport away from the person they're with via a snap of their fingers?
 
Of course, Wayne goes straight into filthy and kinky territory, while Paul, desperately trying to not brand the episode with an X rating, settles on awkward and embarrassing.

 

The result is there's a little something for everyone, as The Countdown, in its new format, begins ...

 

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

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December 2, 2022

The Menu review

A bit of an oddity for you this week, with a review of this dark comedy thriller (pseudo horror) that it turns out just about no-one has seen. So listen to the first half of this review which is spoiler free (assuming you've watched the trailer) and then decide if The Menu is for you, before coming back to tell us what you thought!

 

But basically, it's not an MCU thing, so Paul is happy for the variation; Wayne slightly less so.
 
Find out why as The Countdown continues ....
 
Time Stamps
The Menu NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 12:06
The Menu SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 12:06 - 21:41

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 21:41 - 23:03

 

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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November 29, 2022

The Top 10 Films of ALL TIME!

Countdown #400

 

After 401 weeks of the podcast (the boys missed one week back in Year One), The Countdown: Movie and TV Reviews, as it has been known, comes to an end. And it's going out on a doozie of a topic, with Wayne and Paul revealing their personal top 10 film lists of ALL TIME!

 

Of course, this is more than just a special occasion, it's the culmination of something which nobody (including the hosts) could have believed would have lasted so long. Likewise, there's not a person who could have envisioned the show would be the glue that has connected a community of very cool and respectful people who have a mutual love of film (and sometimes television).
 
As such, in this very special episode, the boys share this topic with the faithful from The Facebook Listener Community, reading a huge number of their top threes and sharing their thoughts on the way the show has touched them over the years.
 
Will Wayne tell anyone to eat his ass? What one film will the boys crossover on, cementing it as the greatest film according to The Countdown: Movie and TV Reviews podcast? And are you ready for one final bout of sheer indignation upon hearing Paul's greatest film of all time?
 
Learn the answer to all these questions and so much more in the final ever edition of The Countdown: Movie and TV Reviews podcast ... which will NOT be continuing.
 
...
 
But The Countdown Podcast will!
 
Find out what topic in Episode 401 is ushering in the new era of the show as Paul and Wayne commence counting down anything and everything that they hope will of interest/amusement to you!
 

And finally, a huge thank you from both of us to everyone who has guested, contributed, shared, retweeted, told a friend or just damn well listed to the show over the last 7.65 years. It's been a hell of a ride, and we hope you'll stay on to continue enjoying it with us.

 

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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Another week, another MCU review.
 
Can Marvel break out of its Phase 4 slump with its latest streaming series? Or is time to turn our attention to Phase 5, hoping for the best, and to write off this last Phase as a brave swing for the fences that came up way, way short?
 
And more importantly, can a Hulk character hold up a whole film/series on their own?
 
Find out as The Countdown continues ....
 
Time Stamps:
She Hulk NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 11:30
She Hulk SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 11:30 - 24:07
Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 24:07 - 25:55
 
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 #399

 

So here it is. The penultimate episode of The Countdown: Movie and TV Reviews podcast after nigh on eight years of weekly "entertainment" - if you're kind enough to refer to this show so glowingly.
 
And to mark the occasion, Wayne and Paul are going out on the two biggest episodes possible - given the name of the podcast - to this point. More specifically, this week it is the Top 10 TV Shows of ALL TIME!
 
What television has captured the imaginations and adoration of the boys and how do they justify their extremely contentious choices? Will Wayne try to claim Friends is such a show? How may horror shows will Paul have on his list? And are there any crossovers given the extreme breadth of this topic?
 
One thing is for sure, this is a ginormous episode of the show - which is only fitting as this is the second to last episode in the current format.
 

Come join the commencing wave of emotion, as The Countdown: Movie and TV Reviews comes to an (almost) close ...

 

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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The final film in the MCU's fourth phase comes to theatres, and it is the hotly anticipated, massively budgeted Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

 

Ryan Coogler is back in the co-writer and director's chair, and this time has some heavy lifting to do in terms of the very sad passing of his star, Chadwick Boseman, and Marvel's decision not to recast his role. The result is a film quite unlike anything else the MCU has thus far produced ... but is it any good?
 
Paul trips over himself in his eagerness to make a joke about the title of the film reflecting its length, and Wayne is a tad unimpressed with the spectacle on display here. But both agree this is a powerful film which should be seen.
 
Find out why as The Countdown continues ....
 
Time Stamps
Wakanda Forever NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 12:50
Wakanda Forever SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 12:50 - 30:17

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 30:17 - 31:00

 

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 #398

 

There ain't no movie, like a guilty pleasure movie!

 

That's the theory that Paul and Wayne are championing this week, as in the third last episode of the show in the current format, they decide to countdown the films they consider to be their most guilty of pleasures.
 
From superheroes to super slashers, David Fincher to Renny Harlin, there really is something for everyone to wince and laugh at, as the boys defend what many would consider to be the indefensible - and that's after Wayne leaves out The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Van Helsing!
 

Just how guilty can these pleasures be? 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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Warnings: Spoilers Throughout for BOTH Shows!

 

This week, Paul and Wayne try something a little different as they compare and contrast the two prequel shows that have dominated the pop culture landscape for the last few months: The Rings of Power and House of the Dragon.
 
Effectively reviewing both first seasons of these prologue shows, the boys attempt to tease out which show more successfully achieves what it set out to do, and which was more enjoyable while doing it.
 
Because at the end of the day, there can be only one ring to rule the dragon based house of all.
 

Find out which show gets the show's stamp of approval, 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!

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 #397

 

With just four episodes to go in the current iteration of the show, there are some massive topics to tackle, and Wayne and Paul opt to start by naming and shaming the ten films that have most disappointed them.

 

So excited is Paul that he claims they've done this topic back in the early days of the show (they haven't), while Wayne can barely contain himself as he fires off the hottest of hot, hot takes to set the tone of this Episode.
 
No franchise is safe; no sequel is given quarter. There are no sacred cows here. Just a great many barbecued burgers ready for your consumption. (Don't worry, some of them are tofu. The metaphor just doesn't work if I talk about slaughtering vegetables.)
 

Which list will offend you more? And which is more on your wavelength? 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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November 4, 2022

The Woman King review

There's been a lot of critical buzz about The Woman King in recent weeks, so Wayne and Paul leapt at the opportunity to see this new Sony pictures release and here offer their thoughts.

 

Is The Woman King everything they hoped it would be? Can Viola David lead an an epic war drama effectively? Is the lack of blood in such a film problematic? (You'll be surprised who first poses this question.) And was there any need for a romantic angle to be added to the mix?
 
Learn the answers to all these questions and more, as The Countdown continues ....
 
Time Stamps
The Woman King NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 12:35
The Woman King SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 12:35 - 16:30

Final Thoughts Including Potential Spoilers: 16:30 - 17:35

 

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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