Michael Lawson (Neil Patrick Harris) is a successful NYC Realtor. He has it all – career, money, a long-term partner Colin (Tuc Watkins). His world is shattered when his partner decides to leave him without reason and he’s left to pick-up the pieces and he begins to learn about himself as a 40+ year-old single gay man who hasn’t dated in years. He navigates the dating scene, the new lingo and finding love once again, as he consolidates this with his feelings of hurt and rejection.
Brought to us by the great Creator Darren Star, UNCOUPLED gives a voice to those who have been forced to start again later in life. In many ways, echoing the Dramedy of Star’s hits Sex and the City and Emily in Paris – maybe without as much emphasis on Fashion and more so on sex – the Series explores what life is like for a gay man re-discovering himself through adventure and his friends, old and new.
Supporting Harris’ Michael are a trio of best friends: fellow Suzanne (Tisha Campbell), Stanley (Brooks Ashmanskas) and Billy (Emerson Brooks) and they all are deeply-involved with each other’s lives as their trials and tribulations become intertwined. Michael is unafraid of getting messy, becoming involved with an array of new love interests, but also having to for the first time face the truth about himself. Yes, he can be a bit overbearing. We’re here for messes.
Some fantastic performances on display here and this is the daring late-night storytelling we love and are drawn to. We admit it takes a bit of patience for things to get going here, but if you’re willing to give it your time, the story progresses, so does our attachment to Michael.
All eight episodes (30 minute seach) of UNCOUPLED arrive July 29, 2022 on Netflix.