Colin has a lot of thoughts about him if you haven't seen the first episode of Netflix's Uncoupled. (And if you haven't seen the premiere, don't wait until you get spoiled!)
Colin, played by Tuc Watkins, is depicted as a necessary evil to viewers. He's the shambles that dump Michael (Neil Patrick Harris), his 17-year girlfriend, just seconds before he attends his own surprise 50th birthday party.
Uncoupled isn't your typical romantic comedy, and Colin and Michaels' relationship, even if it's no longer a love story, is far from over.
The couple breaks up, the ex is a jerk, and the hero goes on his journey and lives happily ever after, according to Watkins, adding, This is a different show. Colin does break up with Michael for a reason. It does come up later.
Emerson Brooks, who plays Michaels' supportive-yet-horny pal Billy, hurries to Colins' defense.
As you get to know Colin and Brooks, it's fun to watch that progression. The more you meet Michael, the more you realize, OK, maybe there's some perspective from Colin's side that we need to acknowledge and take in. That's one of the highlights of the show. It's layers, its complex, and it's not what you anticipate except for the fun parts.
Jeffrey Richman, the executive producer of The Daily Show, is a nice person who has done a terrible thing. I think by the end of the season, youll understand why Michael loved him and why the loss was so devastating.
After Episode 1, how do you feel about Colin? Will you follow Michael back down the rabbit hole that is New York's gay dating scene? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.