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.

September 5, 2017

Episode 127: VERSUS Part 3 - Originals vs Remakes / The Hitman’s Bodyguard

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In the storied history of The Countdown, Paul and Wayne have managed to both be on brief a good 124 out of 126 times. But this week, it all goes pear shaped. Which is to say in this Ep, Paul appropriately sets about determining what is better, Original Films or their Remakes as per the established VERSUS format, while Wayne .... Sigh ... While Wayne pits 10 Originals films against their Remakes and decides which of each he preferred. As you can imagine, Paul is incredulous, Wayne is defensive, and the two butt heads over the eventual result. ie. It's more of the usual chaos that defines The Countdown.

The boys also kick off the Ep by reviewing the critically mauled but moderately successful, The Hitman's Bodyguard, and regular listeners might be surprised by both of their reactions to this Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson buddy action comedy.

Time Stamps Recount: 4:52 - 13:55 The Hitman's Bodyguard NON-spoiler Thoughts: 14:34 - 21:00 The Hitman's Bodyguard SPOILER-Filled Review: 21:00 - 27:56 Originals Vs Remakes Countdown: 28:48 - 56:55 Listener Feedback: 56:55 - 1:01:48

This week's promos are for fellow #PodFix Network shows, the very funny Shaken Not Nerd @ShakenNotNerd and the amazing Twisted Philly podcast with Deana Marie @Twisted_Philly. Please also check out our fantastic brother podcast in the US, the Epic Film Guys at and on Twitter @EpicFilmGuys. They'll soon be returning with brand new Eps so now is a great time to get on board!

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And, finally, if you don't want to scan the episode looking for a particular film, check out Paul's lists at and Wayne's lists (when he can be assed updating them) at

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