UNCOUPLED was created by Darren Star (SEX AND THE CITY) and Jeffrey Richman (MODERN FAMILY). It is a slick, fast-paced, gay rom-com using New York as the backdrop. It deals with the divorce/ breakup scenarios for “older” men and women with a particular bank account. 

UNCOUPLED says it all in the title. Handling life on your own after years of being in a “forever” relationship can pull the rug out from anyone’s reality. Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) is no exception. He is such a fine actor who could sell an old phone book. His face says it all, but he also has a fabulous support system with Suzanne (Tisha Campbell), Stanley (Brooks Ashmanskas), Billy (Emerson Brooks), and Claire (Marcia Gay Harden). Their dialogues are funny, poignant, honest, and at times unrealistic. Their chemistry is off the chart, allowing the viewers to witness different attitudes, reactions,  and morals about Grinder and dating “then and now” (Dick pics are a must).

What I liked about this series was the one-liners squeezed between the grief stages, choosing sides, being left, betrayals, lobby etiquette, and Botox butt-holes. It gave me hope for everyone who is searching. Discovering strengths and admitting failures was the key even for a one-night stand. Through it all, everyone is just “rooting for love” and sometimes in all the wrong places. UNCOUPLED could be considered a cliche’, and the story does not touch the everyday life of gay men. I say pish-posh. It is pure escapism. Sometimes you just “gotta go with the flow” and take a “chill pill.” 

UNCOUPLED ended with several cliffhangers. Hopefully, it will be renewed to answer all our burning questions.

It is available to stream on Netflix. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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