Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Neil Patrick Harris Is Suddenly Single in Netflix's 'Uncoupled'


I have no idea if the new Netflix series "Uncoupled" will be any good. With Darren Star ("Sex and the City," "Melrose Place") and Jeffrey Richman ("Modern Family," "Frasier") at the helm, its pedigree is certainly promising. But I already consider this a huge victory in the representation column. I have spent my life watching -- and loving -- television shows and movies about people picking up the pieces after a breakup ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Annie Hall," "An Unmarried Woman"), something we've all been through. So to finally have at age 54 a high-profile series about a gay man doing this most natural thing has me as giddy as I was on Christmas Eve hoping for a Tuesday Taylor Penthouse Apartment


I will say this: The trailer's kind of titillating! Series premieres July 29.


Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsides him by walking out the door after 17 years. Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares -- losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-40s in New York City.


To be fair, "Will & Grace" did at times deal with Will's pre-show breakup. But I'm hoping 25 years later the topic won't be addressed with quite so much celibacy. ­čśť

6 comments:

Joe said...

Likely ineffective on Net's customer desertions. Looks like a Doris Day remake.

BriGuy said...

I'd give it a shot - promising pedigree behind it.

Henry North London 2.0 said...

I'll take a look . Thanks

Myk said...

I'm looking forward to this!

Jack said...

It couldn't possibly be as great as a Tuesday Taylor Penthouse Apartment.

barryearle said...

I understand the casting of Neil Patrick Harris. But maybe someone in their 40s whose a little less glamorous, fit and so well dressed? There has to be a lot of suspension of disbelief. But, then, it's television.