Monday, December 5, 2016

TV Show Review: Insecure

I thought we had another episode but the show ended on heartbreak. The trials and tribulations of Issa (Issa Rae) made for some hilarious and great dramatic television on par if not better than typical half-hour HBO comedies. The show explored the life of twenty-somethings struggling for careers and stable relationship and all the awkwardness that comes with the transfer to professional life and dating with the potential of marriage.

Issa lives with her boyfriend Lawrence (Jay Ellis) who is can't find a job that fits his education and status and depends on Issa for the bills. Issa works at a non-profit for underserved kids. One of the funniest scenes is at the beginning of the show when the kids pelt Issa with questions about his personal life and she defends herself the best way possible. Their relationship is strained and becomes even more so when Issa encounters an old flame Daniel (Y'lan Noel). 

Issa's best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji) also has her own issues with dating from being too particular with men while other times falling for men that are complete jerks and just want sex on the first date. Molly tries out an exclusive dating site that allows only particular members and believes she found out the right guy only to realize that he is just like plenty of the other men. 

The show has plenty of hilarious scenes but also interesting relationships with people that are still trying to figure it out but would want to hang out with if you knew them. I'm excited to see where this show goes in further seasons as Issa moves her life finding a career and a man that she can be herself with. Insecure is yet another HBO show that adds to their top notch television. 

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