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Colin from Accounts

Colin from Accounts season 1





Kennedy Unthank

TV Series Review

It’s a love story as old as time. Gordon drives down the street, and he and pedestrian Ashley do that dance where each can’t decide who should go first. Ashley flashes a breast at him as she passes. Gordon, distracted, runs over a stray dog.

Hmm. Love stories just aren’t what they used to be.

But it’s the reason why Gordon and Ashley drive to the vet together, hoping to save the dog’s life. And they do, though not without cost. For the dog, the cost is that he’ll spend the rest of his days with wheels for hind legs and needing help when he uses the bathroom. And for Gordon and Ashley, the whole procedure costs them a whopping $12,000.

Furthermore, Ashley’s agreed to take care of the dog, but she’ll need to find a new place to live, since her old home doesn’t allow pets. In the meantime, she’ll stay with Gordon at his house. After all, he’s seen her partially naked and she’s seen him nearly kill a dog, so how much more awkward can it get?

Oh, and while they’re at it, they may as well name the dog something as strange as the circumstances in which they met. How about “Colin,” short for “Colin From Accounts Payable Who’s Working On The Big Merger”?

This One Is A Bit Ruff

Having read that plot synopsis, you probably don’t need to read much more to make a determination on Colin From Accounts. But just to seal the deal, here’s what you need to know.

When Ashley flashes Gordon, we get flashed, too. And in the third episode, we see a photo that shows Gordon’s genitals. Likewise, we hear a lot of sexual references that make this romcom less about love and more about lust.

Language is very crude, with each episode containing more expletives than adjectives. We also deal with other problematic content: a reference to a woman who was raped; a conversation about transphobia; a couple of scenes where we join someone in the bathroom as they sit on the toilet. And much more.

Someone might praise Colin From Accounts for its main actors’ chemistry with one another. After all, the two are married outside of the show. But it’s the kind of chemistry that should be left behind closed doors.

Episode Reviews

Oct. 7, 2022 – S1, E1: “The Flash”

After hitting a dog with his car, Gordon takes it to a vet, and Ashley decides to become its new owner.

Gordon is first seen in bed, and his screen shows what looks to be pornography, though nothing discernable can be seen. What is clearly seen is when Ashley exposes her breast to him. Gordon’s friend later asks him frequently about the encounter. A woman says that she doesn’t want to “slut shame” Ashley, and she’s proud of her for “taking control of her sexuality,” which apparently translates to flashing strangers on the street. Ashley admits that she’s trying to go 30 days without having sex.

Gordon hits the dog, and we hear it yelp. We’re told the dog has suffered significant spinal damage. The two contemplate putting the dog down, and they nearly go through with it. We hear a reference to a woman who was euthanized.

We see Ashley defecate in a toilet (from the stomach up). But when she finds that the toilet won’t flush, she grabs the poop out of the toilet using a bag and throws it out the window. A man passes gas.

Ashley and Gordon drink tequila. Gordon runs a brewery.

The f-word is used more than 25 times, and the s-word is used 12 times. A crude word for breasts is used once. God’s name is used in vain 15 times. Jesus’ name is used in vain twice.

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Kennedy Unthank

Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics. He thinks the ending of Lost “wasn’t that bad.”

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