Uncoupled season 1





Emily Tsiao

TV Series Review

What happens when you pair the creators of Sex and the City and Modern Family? You get Uncoupled, a show about three gay men (and one straight woman) trying to find love in the Big Apple.

When Colin, Michael’s partner of 17 years, informs him that they’re done and he’s moving out, Michael is thrown for a loop. There were no signs, no warnings, no indications whatsoever that Colin was unhappy.

Now, Michael has to reenter the gay dating scene of New York City as a 40-something-year-old man—something he never thought he’d have to do.

Luckily, he’s not the only one. Most of friends are single, too, and they’ve each got their own dating obstacles to hurdle. Unfortunately, so does this show.

Suffice it to say that sex pretty much dominates the storyline here. Whether we’re seeing it or hearing about it, Uncoupled leaves little to the imagination. Pair that explicit content with frequent TV-MA language, and it becomes completely unwatchable.

Episode Reviews

Jul. 29, 2022 – S1, Ep1: “Chapter 1”

Michael uses his recent “uncoupling” to sway a new divorcee into hiring him as her real estate broker.

We see two shirtless men in bed postcoital. They kiss a few times throughout the episode. We see some male exotic dancers in the background of a party. There’s lots of talk about sex, sexual preferences and genitals. Michael sympathizes with two women who were left suddenly by their husbands. One of the women wonders if she’ll have to pay for sex.

People drink at parties and dinners. When Michael vomits, his friend jokes about bulimia.

Michael says he and Colin have been asked to be godfathers for their gay, Jewish friends’ baby. Michael attends the boy’s circumcision, and we hear a lot of jokes about that topic.

We hear about a handful each of the f-word, s-word, “a–,” “b–tard,” “d–k,” “h—” and “p—y.” God’s name is also abused a handful of times.

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Emily Tsiao

Emily studied film and writing when she was in college. And when she isn’t being way too competitive while playing board games, she enjoys food, sleep, and geeking out with her husband indulging in their “nerdoms,” which is the collective fan cultures of everything they love, such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate and Lord of the Rings.

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