Colin from Accounts, The Surprising Rom-Com Hit of the Year

Colin from Accounts, The Surprising Rom-Com Hit of the Year

...By Henry George for TDPel Media.

The title may not sound appealing, but Colin from Accounts is a new TV show that has been garnering rave reviews in the UK.


Released on BBC2 earlier this month, it has already amassed a following, with viewers praising it as one of the best rom-coms in recent years.


The show is a romantic comedy created by married actors Harriet Dyer and Patrick Brammall.

The story follows Gordon and Ashley, two strangers who meet by chance and end up taking care of an injured dog together.

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The eight-part series is set in Sydney and touches on themes of love, friendship, motherhood, and recovery, while incorporating humor and wordplay.



The show’s opening scene sets the tone for the rest of the series.

Gordon, a microbrewer, accidentally runs over an unaccompanied dog after Ashley, a medical student, thanks him for letting her cross the street by flashing her boob.

They take the dog to the vet together and decide to split the hefty bill, which leads to them co-parenting the dog, whom they name Colin the Accountant.

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Cast and Crew:

Dyer and Brammall wrote and created the show, and it is directed by Trent O’Donnell and Matthew Moore.

The cast includes Emma Harvie, Helen Thomson, Tai Hara, and Genevieve Hegney.

Where to Watch:

The entire series is currently available to stream on BBC iPlayer.


Critical Reception:

The show has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, with The Guardian giving it five stars and calling it “unfailingly funny.”

The Times praised the show’s “Australian earthiness” and the central pair’s “offbeat nature.”

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Fans of the show include author David Baddiel and The Times’ Jonathan Dean.


Colin from Accounts is a refreshing addition to the rom-com genre, with its quirky humor, relatable characters, and engaging storyline.

The show’s success is a testament to the talent of its creators and the excellent performances of the cast.

Its positive critical reception and growing fanbase suggest that it is a show worth watching.


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