NPH and the City

Last week, the entire first season of Uncoupled dropped on Netflix.  This is Neil Patrick Harris and Darren Star’s attempt at a gay Sex and the City – for those of you who thought SATC was straight!  Neil is dumped by Tuc Watkins on his 50th birthday – which is a great trick for a 55-year-old (it’s called acting, dah-ling).  Tisha Campbell steals every scene she’s in.  Marcia Gay Harden wins points by simply walking with panache.  Brooks Ashmanskas has the best lines – “I’m not on Grindr.  It’s nothing but bottoms.  And tops…who are also bottoms.”  It’s a funny line, except two episodes later, he shows Neil his Grindr profile.  Continuity, kids!  It was great seeing my pal Gilles Marini pop Neil’s newly-single cherry, and one must applaud any show that features Watkins shirtless in the first 15 minutes.  But for the record, no upwardly mobile gay would have such a janky plastic toothbrush!  The show rests on NPH’s shoulders (and, for the record, his body looks amazing).  He spends most of the time appearing old, and dour, and bitter – which is what happens when you’re dumped with no notice after 17 years (I say from experience).  I wasn’t grabbed or engaged or entertained.  But I did watch all eight episodes – just for you, my little petals!  Will it return?  Should it?  And what will happen?  Stay tuned.


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