Gay Dating With Neil Patrick Harris

For an American series, it’s very revealing: In any case, Netflix will not be able to show “Uncoupled” (actually streamable) in homophobic countries. Only because of the endless love and sex scenes between men. The dialogues are also tricky, for example when it comes to anal sex in great detail. The story, which is told here in eight relatively short episodes, is very romantic.

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It’s about the sudden end of a great love, the hard trying to somehow deal with it, and the great fear of being alone in old age. And the creators of the series actually managed to tell such serious topics in reality, not tearfully, but surprisingly funny.

From the creator of Sex and the City and Emily in Paris

“Uncoupled” was developed by Jeffrey Richman and Darren Star. Darren Starr is best known as the creator of Sex and the City and Emily in Paris. Jeffrey Richman previously worked as a screenwriter and co-executive producer on the sitcom Modern Family. Her latest hit series focuses on successful New York real estate agent Michael Lawson, played by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, who has been married to a man himself for years.

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Michael’s life seems perfect. By the way, the life of all the characters in this series looks perfect. Of course no one has financial concerns. Anyway, Michael has been in a relationship with his dream man Colin for 17 years. His family loves him and he has a large circle of friends he can always count on.

His world is collapsing

But then suddenly the world collapses for him. Ironically, on the evening before his fiftieth birthday, Colin breaks up with him – for no reason, he moves from the communal apartment to an apartment he doesn’t tell Michael of whose address. He, in turn, is surprised that he was left sitting there, angry, helpless and completely insecure. What increases when Coleen suddenly interrupts couples therapy.

After a relatively short period of mourning, Michael resolutely returns to the gay scene in New York in search of a new partner. And he has to painfully learn that a lot has changed after 17 years of loyal partnership. And he has to learn to date again.

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Dating experiences in New York

The experiences he has in the process are the focus of “Uncoupled”. In the process, he deals with the strangest of genres: a gay young man refuses condoms, which is out of the question for Michael. The doctor his parents want to put him in is prone to bizarre anal sex practices, which Michael vehemently rejects. Another is already planning a permanent relationship after five days, but Michael is not far away yet. He hasn’t gotten over his breakup with Colin – despite all the temporary sexual adventures.

These scenes are complemented by small but tragicomic fringe episodes from the lives of the beauties, the rich, and the gays. So “Uncoupled” is definitely entertaining, even for a non-gay, who, however, won’t understand all the gags and allusions. Nor are the many clichés particularly annoying.

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A look at the gay community in New York

It is interesting to take a look at the clearly informed gay community in New York. But what makes the series worth watching is above all the multifaceted play of its lead actor, who turns it into his very personal show. Not least, as he revealed in an interview, that he can understand what is happening to his character. However, the father of two adopted children does not know what to do in the entire dating world. I hope he survives that in the future.

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