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

It's an often ugly fight between two opposing camps - the DC fan base versus the Marvel fan base. Both groups are passionate, proud fans and neither are willing to acknowledge that class can exist on the other side of that comic book (film) divide. So this week Paul and Wayne are bravely stepping between the two groups to determine, once and for all, beyond all shadow of a doubt, which battery of superhero-related films is superior to the other!

So don your tights, put on your masks and limber up those super powers, because it's time to get heroic with a pair of super-geeky types who are putting it all on the line as The Countdown continues ...

 

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

As mentioned on this Ep, Paul this week appeared on The Super Retro Throwback Reviews Podcast with Steven Christina Jnr. Check the Ep out on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/new-improved-super-retro-throwback-reviews-audio-files/id1321710400?mt=2#episodeGuid=d1ecc17e0bfb41eb96117ef5356f3805 or all good podcatching apps!

Paul also recently appeared on the Epic Film Guys podcast, which is just one extra reason to check out these great friends to the show @ http://www.epicfilmguys.com/

Check out the official music video for The Wayne Song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_AvgNLOxSM&feature=youtu.be! And give the creator, Billy, and his podcast some love for making it at https://www.wewatchedathing.com/

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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January 19, 2019

Bandersnatch review

Game-changing entertainment? Or over-hyped oversized Ep of Black Mirror? That's the question the guys answer this week as they go deep into Bandersnatch (both literally and in a euphemistic sense) - the new choose your own adventure film from Charlie Brooker and David Slade.

(And apologies in advance for Wayne's predictable riffs on the film's title.)

Time Stamps:

Bandersnatch NON-SPOILER Review: 2:58 - 10:11

Bandersnatch SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 10:11 - 17:00

Final Scores: 17:00 - 17:30

 

Don't forget! The boys are asking YOU for your help to make the 200th Ep a fantastic one! Simply put together a list of your favourite ten films of all time, ordered from 10 to 1 (1 being the best), and send them through to the guys at thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com or over on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thecountdownpc
 
Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/ Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/
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Though often accused of neglecting television, Paul and Wayne this week make a point of wrapping up their review of 2018 with a WHOLE EP dedicated to the small screen by counting down the very best of 2018 TV! And, spoilers, they're having a lot of fun doing it! This Ep is nicer than most as the guys very quickly realise it's hard to hate on television shows as the natural instinct is to tune out after one or two Eps if a show sucks. So prepare yourselves for a celebration of everything that tickled the guys' fancies - though still with the occasional moment of Soundboard induced argy-bargy - as The Countdown continues ...
 
Don't forget! The boys are asking YOU for your help to make the 200th Ep a fantastic one! Simply put together a list of your favourite ten films of all time, ordered from 10 to 1 (1 being the best), and send them through to the guys at thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com or over on Twitter @thecountdownpc

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Paul recently appeared on the Epic Film Guys podcast, which is just one extra reason to check out these great friends to the show @ http://www.epicfilmguys.com/

Check out the official music video for The Wayne Song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_AvgNLOxSM&feature=youtu.be! And give the creator, Billy, and his podcast some love for making it at https://www.wewatchedathing.com/

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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January 12, 2019

Bird Box review

For this week's feature review, the boys don a blindfold to check out Bird Box, the latest Netflix smash, which the streaming giant is claiming had the highest number of first week views for any film ever released on the platform. But is the film any good? Or were people just caught up in the Sandy B hype? Hit play to find out...

And don't forget the check out the regular Countdown Ep which dropped earlier in the week, as the Paul and Wayne proclaimed their Top 10 films of 2018!

Time Stamps:

Bird Box NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 10:35

Bird Box SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 10:35 - 19:56

Final Scores: 19:56 - 20:50

Don't forget! The boys are asking YOU for your help to make the 200th Ep a fantastic one! Simply put together a list of your favourite ten films of all time, ordered from 10 to 1 (1 being the best), and send them through to the guys at thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com or over on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thecountdownpc

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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Happy New Year! It's 2019 and that means it's time for the BIGGEST show of the year, as Wayne and Paul this week celebrate the very best films of 2018! As such, it may not be surprising that this one starts out as a love-fest between the boys, but rest assured, it all goes off the rails late in the piece. Who has an indie darling high on their list? And who counters with a comedy so high that even the producers of the film got an automatic nosebleed when it was revealed? 

Then there's the explanation for why Wayne watches less TV than he ought to, a competition which Paul has gotten himself embroiled in, and one of the funniest series of bloopers to close out of an Ep in quite some time.

All this and more as The Countdown continues ...

Don't forget! The boys are asking YOU for your help to make the 200th Ep a fantastic one! Simply put together a list of your favourite ten films of all time, ordered from 10 to 1 (1 being the best), and send them through to the guys at thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com or over on Twitter @thecountdownpc

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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January 5, 2019

Aquaman review

In the first stand alone feature review for the show, Paul and Wayne dive into the deep seas to review Aquaman, the latest film in the DCEU, and one which seems to be dividing audiences. Wayne is most certainly surprised by Paul's take on the film, but who will give the film a higher rating overall? PLUS: find out who used to love Aquaman more than all the other Superfriends as a kid!?

And don't forget the check out the regular Countdown Ep which droppeed earlier in the week, as the lads get down and dirty with the WORST 10 films of 2018!

Time Stamps:

Aquaman NON-SPOILER Review: 0:00 - 13:44

Aquaman SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 13:44 - 20:35

Final Scores: 20:36 - 22:00

Don't forget! The boys are asking YOU for your help to make the 200th Ep a fantastic one! Simply put together a list of your favourite ten films of all time, ordered from 10 to 1 (1 being the best), and send them through to the guys at thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com or over on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thecountdownpc

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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A new era of The Countdown kicks off with this streamlined version of the show as the boys go to town naming and shaming the very WORST theatrically released 2018 films. (Well, this is what Paul does; Wayne does it, eh, mostly). No studio is spared, no once great director sacred, as Wayne starts with a barb aimed right at Paul's cinematic blind spot, while Paul saves his ire for films Wayne inexplicably defends for higher in his list.

So it's more of the banter that you're used to, but without having to worry about being spoiled by any feature review, which will now drop Saturdays Australian time.

Don't forget! The boys are asking YOU for your help to make the 200th Ep a fantastic one! Simply put together a list of your favourite ten films of all time, ordered from 10 to 1 (1 being the best), and send them through to the guys at thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com or over on Twitter @thecountdownpc

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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This week Dan and Caleb from Netflix N Swill join forces to compare their list of the very best Netflix Original programs - be they television shows or films - against a list of the same compiled by Paul and Wayne. That's right, the Shows Vs Show format is back, and once again, the guests have the advantage with a topic which is very much suited to them. Has Wayne watched enough TV to make a list? How angry will the Countdown's first choice make Caleb? And which Netflix N Swill pick causes the longest anguished cry of "loooowwww!" ever before heard on the show?

But wait! There's more! Including an explosively divisive review of the new Transformers prequel, Bumblebee, AND some big news for the future of the show going into 2019 (Spoiler: this is the last Episode in the current format!)

All this amid the usual veiled sexual innuendo, Wayne's foul mouthed disbelief, and Paul's Soundboard retorts, as The Countdown continues ...

Please thanks Dan and Caleb for guesting by checking out their weekly review of all things Netflix at https://www.netflixnswill.com/

Time Stamps:

Recount: 4:04 - 8:35

Bumblebee NON-SPOILER Review: 8:35 - 18:22

Bumblebee SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 18:22 - 24:45

Top 10 Netflix Originals: 24:45 - 1:26:17

Pop 10: 1:26:45 - 1:30:40

 

Don't forget! The boys are asking YOU for your help to make the 200th Ep a fantastic one! Simply put together a list of your favourite ten films of all time, ordered from 10 to 1 (1 being the best), and send them through to the guys at thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com or over on Twitter at

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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In this week's episode, the lads go hardcore positive as they Countdown the ten films which have proven to be cinematic GAME-CHANGERS! Which is to say they're celebrating the trend-setters through the history of cinema, that films afterwards have tended to respect, emulate, homage, or flat out steal from as they search for similar success. Fear not, though, because there's still plenty of scope for sniping to take place between the hosts with Wayne in particular proving to be a bit of an ass (Editor's Note: We've talked about this, Paul. Stop picking on your host in the show-notes.)
 
Things are far nicer during this week's review though, as the guys are generally astounded by the greatness that is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Even if it must be acknowledged that this positivity and good will does not extend to the latest edition of Seagal Watch, with Steven once again proving, in multiple ways, that he is worse than the piece of doggie doo-doo you recently trod on and tracked unknowingly through the house.
 
And as a special BONUS: Make sure you listen out for an all new addition to the Soundboard which includes the world premiere of "The Wayne Song", created by patron Billy from the We Watched a Thing podcast (based on an idea by Julio from The Contrarians podcast).
 
Time Stamps:
Recount: 2:34 - 10:26
Seagal Watch: 10:26 - 15:33
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse NON-SPOILER Review: 15:33 - 24:16
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 24:16 - 33:09
Top 10 Cinematic Game-Changers: 33:09 - 1:13:49
Pop 10: 1:13:49 - 1:18:00
 
As announced last week, the boys are asking YOU for your help to make the 200th Ep a fantastic one! Simply put together a list of your favourite ten films of all time, ordered from 10 to 1 (1 being the best), and send them through to the guys at thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com or over on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thecountdownpc

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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This week on The Countdown, get ready for a bit of blood and gore. No, not between Wayne and Paul, but rather in terms of the episode's topic: The Top 10 Violent Films. So Paul is in his wheelhouse, Wayne is scarred by rabbits, and both the guys are getting down and dirty with some of their chosen films as well as a review of the new WWII horror film, Overlord.
 
Time Stamps:
Recount: 5:59 - 11:51
Overlord NON-SPOILER Review: 11:51 - 23:58
Overlord SPOILER-FILLED Discussion: 23:58 - 29:43
Top 10 Violent Films: 29:43 - 1:09:40
Pop 10: 1:09:40 - 1:17:15
 
As announced on this Episode, the boys are asking YOU for your help to make the 200th Ep a fantastic one! Simply put together a list of your favourite ten films of all time, ordered from 10 to 1 (1 being the best), and send them through to the guys at thecountdownpodcast@gmail.com or over on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thecountdownpc

Check out the CC Radio Network that The Countdown is a proud part of and follow the headers to the other great shows at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

Want to hear a whole bunch of extra Countdown-related material each month? Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/thecountdown and check out the various incentives on offer at the different membership levels.

Join The Countdown Podcast Listener Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117845618778882/?fref=nf so you can interact more directly with Paul and Wayne and vote in the weekly poll for who has the best list!

And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at https://letterboxd.com/Kaisersoze/lists/ and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at http://letterboxd.com/waynetangclan/lists/

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