Colin from Accounts

Colin from Accounts

It doesn’t reinvent the romcom wheel, but there’s lots to love and laugh about in this delightful Aussie sitcom

7.6

TV Show

Australia, United States of America
English
Comedy
2022
27 min

TLDR

These two match each other's freak, and we’re here for it.

What it's about

After they get a stray dog in an accident, Ashely (Harriet Dyer) and Gordon (Patrick Brammall) reluctantly decide to co-parent the canine, whom they’ve endearingly called Colin.

The take

Every now and then, you get a romantic comedy that feels just right. The romance isn’t overdone, the comedy isn’t used as a crutch, and there’s no desperate need to lean into cliches. Instead, you have pure chemistry, which in turn fuels an endearing awkwardness and a natural sort of love. That’s what happens in the Australian half-hour sitcom Colin From Accounts—despite the premise and the familiarness of the genre, everything just seems to fall right into place. Dyer and Brammall’s riffs feel so natural and intimate, I could listen to them flirt with each other all day and only get mildly annoyed. Like most romcoms, there’s a bit of raunchiness and sweetness to be found here, but what I find most impressive is its ability to generate endless laugh-out-loud moments. I won’t be surprised if this turns out to be people’s new favorite comfort show.

What stands out

That real spark of chemistry feels few and far between these days, though I suppose it helps that Dyer and Brammall are married in real life. Not only that, but they also apparently tied the knot after just five days of being engaged. What did I say about them finding someone to match their freak!

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