“Do you have any idea what it’s like to be single again for a gay man at my age? I’m a dinosaur!” So says Michael Lawson (Neil Patrick Harris), the Manhattan realtor at the center of the new Netflix series “Uncoupled,” who finds himself unexpectedly unattached when his partner of 17 years suddenly leaves him with no explanation as to why. As Jeffrey Richman, who co-created the program with Darren Star (the mastermind behind the seminal hits “Sex and the City,” “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Melrose Place”), told The Queer Review, “We thought of the lowest place we could start him at.”
Somber-seeming premise aside, the series takes a comedic look at Michael’s new life as he attempts to navigate his way through a completely unfamiliar dating scene while in his late 40s, his longtime best friends by his side. With glorious real estate showings scattered throughout, “Uncoupled” reads like a mix of “Sex and the City” and “Million Dollar Listing: New York.” It’s witty, sweet, poignant and eminently worthy of a binge-watch – not to mention stunning to look at!
Set and filmed in New York and its environs, the show makes use of such cinematic spots as the High Line, a disused-elevated-train-track-turned-urban-park spanning 1.45 bucolic miles across Chelsea, 620 Loft & Garden, a striking rooftop oasis situated atop Rockefeller Center, and the Urban Cowboy Hotel, a hiply rustic mountain lodge tucked away in a quiet corner of the Catskills.
But there is one location that stands out amongst the rest! The spot where Michael’s friends, the Jonathans (played by Colin Hanlon and Jai Rodriguez), tie the knot in episode eight is an absolute show-stopper – so much so that if you type “Uncoupled” into a browser search bar, the words “wedding location” invariably auto-generate! Viewers, it seems, have become so enamored of the venue, they’ve taken it upon themselves to go hunting for it virtually. So I figured I’d save everyone the legwork.
The “Uncoupled” wedding location is none other than the Prospect Park Boathouse, a gorgeous Beaux Arts-style structure situated along the banks of Lullwater on the eastern edge of Prospect Park at 101 East Dr. in Brooklyn.