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UNCOUPLED (2022)

Season One (Episodes 1 - 8)

Aired On: Netflix
Release Date: 07/29/22
Comedy/Romance

"Michael's life seemed to be perfect, until his husband blindsided him after 17 years of marriage. He has to confront the nightmares of losing his soulmate and suddenly finding himself as a single gay man in his mid-40s."

OUR REVIEW:

After a sour cold open on its premiere, Uncoupled finds itself. Neil Patrick Harris strives as a lead, taking a leap into his first leading role in his film/television career where he portrays a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Created by Darren Star (Emily in Paris) and Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family), the show revolves around real estate, fashion, and the hectic relationships Harris’ Michael Lawson surrounds himself with. The dialogue is snappy and occasionally melodramatic, but it's all supported by a massive amount of heart.

 

Filled with a fascinating and charming arrangement of supporting roles to accompany Michael, the series never stalls. While it’s nowhere near a perfect season, the biggest fault of the show are the plethora of open ended character arcs which require a second season to fully explore and complete. Nonetheless, with an eight episode freshman run, Uncoupled is a wonderfully accessible show that brings the laughs, the drama and the Sex and the City energy fans have been longing.

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