Insecure: Season 2 (2017)


Season 2

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Insecure displays title-defying confidence in its second season, upping the comedy and deepening the relationships between its talented ensemble.



Critic Ratings: 41


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User Ratings: 309

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Air date: Jul 23, 2017

Issa struggles in the aftermath of her breakup with Lawrence, while facing challenges at a new work assignment, as Season 2 begins. Meanwhile, Molly questions her worth at work; and Lawrence adjusts to his new living arrangement.

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Air date: Jul 30, 2017

A cryptic encounter tests Issa's interpretive skills; Lawrence mulls some important decisions; Molly plots to join the office "boys club" after being on the receiving end of a few harsh truths; Issa and Frieda deal with a difficult vice principal.

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Air date: Aug 6, 2017

Issa's sexual frustration prompts her to reassess her dating outlook; Molly meets a potential beau on a girls' night out; Lawrence's new work friends test his commitment.

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Air date: Aug 13, 2017

Issa's newfound confidence is shaken at a day party; Molly has an eventful reunion with a childhood friend; Lawrence's trip to the grocery store turns into a wild and crazy night.

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Air date: Aug 20, 2017

Issa tries to build a roster at a work retreat, but butts heads with Frieda. Meanwhile, Molly's day takes an unexpected turn at her parents' vow renewal ceremony; and Lawrence stumbles upon news about Issa.

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Air date: Aug 27, 2017

Issa maintains her roster but is met with disappointment as she finds herself without a car; Molly worries about an important friendship while embracing something new; Lawrence gets a rude awakening at work after pitching his app.

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Air date: Sep 3, 2017

Tensions run high during Derek and Tiffany's dinner party; Molly rethinks her future after being forced to come to terms with her romantic realities; Issa tries to make amends with Frieda.

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Air date: Sep 10, 2017

Season 2 concludes over the course of one pivotal month, as Issa, Molly and Lawrence face choices affecting their work and personal lives, with each considering whether to embrace a new future or look back to the past.

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Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore and adapted from Rae's "Awkward Black Girl" Web series, "Insecure" explores the lives of Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji), two young women living in Los Angeles. As the two best friends navigate their personal and professional lives, the series examines how their experiences and identities are shaped by race, gender, and cultural expectations. The second season finds Issa struggling to cope with a painful breakup, while she and Molly both face difficulties at work.

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Critic Reviews for Insecure Season 2

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (19)

With a subtle comic touch, Insecure has tackled such thorny issues as workplace discrimination, the clumsiness of well-meaning whites, gentrification, and gender and class identity.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 2 is taking those break-ups and building something new. Issa and Molly are stronger characters because of what happened; Issa and Lawrence are, too

Dec 28, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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"Insecure" is flexible in responding to things happening outside Issa's immediate focus, and this season has also brought a better understanding Issa's friend Molly.

Dec 28, 2017 | Full Review…
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What worked so well last season works well this season: Issa's still Issa; Molly, Molly; Kelli, Kelli; and Tiffany, Tiffany.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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A treat to watch every week, it deftly and hilariously tracked the troubles of adulthood, which are coming for all of us eventually.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…
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It's like a great sitcom, except with serial television's flair for buildup and payoff.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Insecure is funny, witty and pulls at the heart strings.

Apr 14, 2020 | Full Review…

The HBO series does not have any of the insecurities that drag its characters and has hit the table with its second season. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Obviously it has been compared with Sex And The City, but it has a greater sense of rough reality to it. This isn't about thin, pretty rich women swanning around Manhattan with a cocktail and a tulle skirt.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Insecure [has] ushered Issa and Molly into the Season 2 finale the same way it sent them into the premiere: at a crossroads

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

What I can saw for sure is that this season has been excellent and I'm angry that it's going to take them another year to do it again.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

One of Insecure's greatest charms is that there is a familiarity to the material, a sense that Rae and co-creator Larry Wilmore... have a vast knowledge of romantic comedies, sitcoms, and the joys and perils of courtship.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Insecure: Season 2

  • Jan 16, 2020
    Such a fan. Love the writing.
  • Sep 16, 2019
    Season 2 every bit as good as season 1
  • Feb 18, 2018
    Issa Rae returns for another laugh-filled, drama-fueled season she's torn up after revealing that she cheated on Lawrence and that he didn't come back she's trying a new method of casual dating instead of having attachments her outreach program also seems to be taking off despite the challenges Lawrence is also trying to move on with several women but nothing is sticking, the good news is that he is doing very well at a large company this season Molly also gets some more development in terms of her place in the working environment and wanting to be more recognized, not underappreciated she's also dating as many men as possible just to have fun without the complications of Issa the modern world of dating is still very complicated for the average black woman: what is she looking for exactly? romance or no strings attached? when it comes to sex can sexuality be embraced and not have women be disposable pleasures? what is racism exactly: it's using authority to manipulate a situation against someone, can blacks and whites and others be just as racist towards one another?, is it the real world we live in? a lot of time passes during the finale and each character makes big changes for themselves whats next in store for them now? life goes on for the insecure in Los Angeles Season 2 is way more complex for Issa's emotions, decisions, and on goings
  • Sep 12, 2017
    A fairly improved second season, that also happens to end with its strongest episode to date.
  • Sep 11, 2017
    Refreshing take on single life from a black woman's perspective. Even an old white woman like me enjoys the hell out of this show because it's giving us strong empowered women who are still finding their way around love and life. Strong writing, subtlety funny and heartbreaking at times, I love all the characters for once in a long time. I'm rooting for Issa!! (It is also encouraging that this is a woman driven project with a mix of women and men writers to get the perfect perspective on their different viewpoints.)
  • Sep 08, 2017
    Pretentious nonsense - trying to be cutting edge but the last 2 episodes just showed how dishonest it is to itself. It's not the 1990s and the facial scene was just annoying
  • Sep 05, 2017
    I watch everyhing and this show is just another generalization of black america. The episodes seemed to be repetitive and dull. I liked it until i realized it was stereotypical .
  • Sep 04, 2017
    It's an okay show. Not 100% great
  • Sep 03, 2017
    100%? Really? The audience 61 is a better rating. Exactly why no one cares what critics say.
  • Aug 27, 2017
    Awesome show! Love it!

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