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.


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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.


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Critic Reviews for Insecure Season 1

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (30)

It's an honest, unflinching look at dating, relationships and life, told from a refreshing and hilarious perspective.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What is refreshing is the friendships in this series are honest and empathetic.

Oct 21, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Clearly rooted in experience, Insecure finds the funny in Issa's spirited -- often raunchy -- chats with her best pal (Yvonne Orji), and in scenes where she raps out confidence-building affirmations in front of her bathroom mirror.

Sep 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Rae has produced a series that feels revolutionary just by poking fun at the life of an average, twentysomething black woman.

Aug 2, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Issa the character may be a work in progress, but the woman writing and playing her knows exactly what she's doing.

Oct 7, 2016 | Full Review…

The characters get more and more likable, and the balance between comedy and drama is perfectly tuned in that we laugh but also get to know these people.

Oct 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Insecure is indeed a much-needed oasis, and we're all the better for Issa Rae's mirror raps.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Insecure may not necessarily be blazing trails in its storytelling, but it's hard to deny the freshness of its style.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

While her onscreen proxy is barely holding it together, Rae bears the burden of running Insecure with ease, finding a fresh perspective and flawlessly expanding upon the world of her Internet series with wit and refinement to spare.

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Insecure is not "trying to tell every black woman's story," Rae says-an obviously impossible task, but one that nonwhite TV creators commonly face.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Insecure: Season 1

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".


Super Reviewer

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


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