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Insecure: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Insecure uses star Issa Rae's breakout web series Awkward Black Girl as the basis for an insightful, raunchy, and hilarious journey through the life of a twentysomething black woman that cuts through stereotypes with sharp wit and an effusive spirit.


Air date: Oct 9, 2016
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Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, this HBO half-hour series stars Rae and Yvonne Orji as two young black women living their everyday lives amidst a series of complicated, often uncomfortable racial experiences. Shot on location in the Los Angeles area, "Insecure" closely follows Molly (Orji) and Issa's friendship as they cope with their own flaws, relationship troubles, and the general difficulties of young adulthood.

Genre: Comedy
Network: HBO
Premiere Date: Oct 9, 2016
Executive Producers: , , , , ,
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Issa Rae
as Issa Dee
Jay Ellis
as Lawrence
Lisa Joyce
as Frieda
Y'lan Noel
as Daniel
Gail Bean
as Rasheeda
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Critic Reviews for Insecure: Season 1

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (27)

[Issa] Rae has a way of making even the most mundane of activities interesting, and there's a relatable sincerity present that should not be missed.

December 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Insecure is about black girls pre-magic, and it is everything.

August 22, 2017 | Full Review…
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Rae, a charisma- and intelligence-exuding beauty with a relatable T-shirt-and-Converse style, and co-stars Yvonne Orji (as Issa's best friend, Molly) and Jay Ellis (as Issa's boyfriend, Lawrence) handle this journey with great skill.

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…
Sacramento Bee

It doesn't take long to be drawn into the lives of Issa and Molly and their world. The writing is witty, original and authentic, the characters are engaging and you really want to see them find happiness. It all makes for a great comedy.

April 19, 2017 | Full Review…

It's bold, smart, wildly entertaining, and unapologetic. I'm here for every last bit of it.

March 22, 2017 | Full Review…
Reel Talk Online

While many shows take at least a few episodes to hit their full stride, Insecure firmly establishes its themes and tone within the first 3 minutes of its pilot.

January 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Insecure: Season 1

Westworld is cool and all but Insecure is the show I look forward to the most each week! Refreshing as F**k!

Lily Liang
Lily Liang

Super Reviewer

HBO's recent choices in greenlighting comedies is very dubious, Insecure is one of them. It tells the misadventure of two African American women. The jokes were really forced, almost slapstick like. I can't stand the plot (if there is one) and the language of these people. Again, critics sacrificed their integrity for the sake of "diversity".

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

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