Primetime Emmy Award-winning star from How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris, is a gay realtor in Manhattan, who just got dumped by his partner of 17 years in Netflix’s Uncoupled. The romantic comedy series follows Neil’s avatar, Michael, a whiny and sour forty-something using dating apps to rustily make his way back into the dating scene while he is still in love with his ex-partner, Colin. Michael works with a plain-spoken and strong-willed woman named Suzanne, has two male best friends who encourage him to try Grindr, and a work rival who he initially suspected of stealing Colin from him.
During the series, we are also introduced to Micheal and Suzanne’s new client, Claire Lewis, who also got dumped by her husband as per the theme of this show. Michael can get Claire as a client because of the getting-dumped experience they share. What am I forgetting? Oh! And to keep us hungry for season two, season one ends with Colin showing up at Michael’s apartment to confess he might have made a mistake. We didn’t see that coming.
Are TV writers and producers even trying anymore? Many of the storylines Hollywood is giving us these days are seriously overused. Admittedly, some manage to do it right, giving us both a feeling of nostalgia and a sense of satisfaction. But others give us bland lines and tedious story arches that are supposed to be acceptable just because our favorite actors are in there. It’s less entertainment and more mind games. Let’s just throw in Ryan Gosling. People are going to watch this now. Haha. So we watch and even go back for a second season. Let’s have a Megan Thee Stallion cameo. This show is going to trend now. Hahaha. (Alright, I’m done.)
Anyway, here’s everything else we know about Uncoupled Season 1, and season 2 renewal.
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Uncoupled is a romantic comedy series created and produced by Darren Star, and Jeffrey Richman. The show was mainly directed by Andrew Fleming, but Peter Lauer was brought in to direct the last two episodes, and Zoe Cassavetes directed episodes 3 and 4. Neil Patrick Harris, who plays the main character, Michael, is an executive producer of the show, alongside Darren Star, Jeffrey Richman, and Lilly Burns. Uncoupled was filmed in New York under Darren Star Productions, Jeffrey Richman Productions, MTV Entertainment Studios, and Jax Media. Season 1 of the show has eight episodes, all of which premiered on July 29, 2022.
Uncoupled Season 1 Cast
- Neil Patrick Harris as Michael Lawson
- Tuc Watkins as Colin McKenna, Michael’s ex
- Tisha Campbell as Suzanne Prentiss, Michael’s business partner
- Emerson Brooks as Billy Burns, Michael’s best friend
- Brooks Ashmanskas as Stanley James, Michael’s best friend
- Marcia Gay Harden as Claire Lewis, Michael, and Suzanne’s client, who is left with a lavish apartment to sell after her husband leaves her. (She is the only character who is even slightly interesting and acceptable)
- Nic Rouleau as Tyler Hawkins, a realtor, and Micheal’s rival
Other casts include Neil Patrick Harris’ real-life spouse, David Burtka; Giles Marini, Byron Jennings, and Stephanie Darcy (as Mike’s parents), Tamala Jones, David Pittu, Bruce Altman, and Kasaï Chase Owens.
Uncoupled Release Date
Sixteen days after the release of Uncoupled official trailer on youtube, all eight episodes of Uncoupled were released on July 29, 2022, on Netflix. As we are in the era of half-hour episodes, each episode of Uncoupled is about thirty minutes long.
Has Uncoupled been renewed for Season 2?
As of now, Uncoupled has not been renewed for season 2. It’s hard to determine if it will be renewed, or if it will fall into the category of TV series that failed and were canceled after one season.
Uncoupled Season 1 Ratings
Despite many negative reviews against its delivery, characterization, and surreal attempt to be a gay version of Sex and the City, Uncoupled has ratings good enough to recommend the show. Its ratings range from slightly above average to good, starting with a 64/100 on Metacritic to 75% on Rotten Tomatoes. In the middle, we have IMDb with a rating of 7/10 for the show. Uncoupled has a TV rating of 18+, so no, it’s not a family show.
Regarding views, Uncoupled did pretty well on Netflix, ranking 6th in the top 10, from August 1 to August 7, 2022. However, it disappeared from the list completely afterward. This little fact might just be proving my point. Uncoupled is another bland TV series, which profited off its brilliant cast.
Where to Watch Uncoupled Season 1
Uncoupled Season 1 is available only on Netflix.