Insecure: Season 3 (2018)

Season 3

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Insecure returns for a third season as authentic and exuberant as the star who made it, but with an added layer of growth that keeps it moving forward.



Critic Ratings: 28


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User Ratings: 123

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Air date: Aug 12, 2018

In the Season 3 premiere, Issa crashes on Daniel's couch and tries to save up extra cash. Meanwhile, Molly returns from a beach vacation with renewed determination to maintain boundaries in her life.

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Air date: Aug 19, 2018

Issa gets advice from Kelli about her financial situation; and plays wingwoman as Daniel tries to make a music-industry connection.

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Air date: Aug 26, 2018

Issa is inspired while recruiting at a job fair with Frieda. Later, she treats Daniel to a thank-you dinner as she remains hopeful about their future. Meanwhile, Molly starts her dream job at a black-owned law firm.

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Air date: Sep 2, 2018

Issa tries to let go of cherished memories; Molly vents to her therapist about work.

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Air date: Sep 9, 2018

The girls take a weekend trip to celebrate Tiffany, but Molly has trouble leaving her obsession with work behind.

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Air date: Sep 16, 2018

Issa needs moral support when her new project proves more complicated than she originally thought; Issa and Kelli press Molly to consider dating someone new. Later, the girls attend Tiffany's baby shower and try to be helpful.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2018

Issa tries to concentrate on her business plan, but is driven to distraction; Molly steps out of her comfort zone in her love life.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2018

In the Season 3 finale, after facing numerous obstacles, Issa gets discouraged about her project, while Molly helps give Issa a drama-free 30th birthday.

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After her break-up with Lawrence, Issa tries to get her life back together, working hard to save and earn extra cash while crashing on Daniel's couch -- an arrangement that proves challenging, given their history. Meanwhile, Molly starts a new job at a black-owned law firm, but finds her confidence put to the test when she's not automatically recognized as "the star."

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Critic Reviews for Insecure Season 3

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (19)

"Insecure" is as "Insecure" was - only better in some ways, deeper in others.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Insecure's willingness to follow the narrative arc of a beloved character and allow them to fade into the background is a move that many shows do not have the confidence to make.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

"Insecure" has never felt more confident.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Surreal touches have become a staple of the HBO comedy.

Aug 9, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Throughout the third season, this core relationship loses screen time to unnecessary scenes that center the men around them.

Mar 11, 2021 | Full Review…

The writers of Insecure said they weren't going to hold back this season and let's just say, the opener gave us all that and more.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Season three of Insecure is out, and it might just be the most relatable season yet, this time focusing on the psychological helplessness of hitting your thirties without a game plan.

Apr 15, 2020 | Full Review…

While other shows may cast black supporting characters, seldom do we see our unique life experiences centered.

Aug 18, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

From the Rae-penned Season 3 opener, the series and its main character has now become an excellent portrait of an exercise in frustration.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Tiresome predictable calamities at every turn.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It's been a hot minute since HBO's Insecure was last on our screens. Thankfully, showrunner/star Issa Rae and co are back to bless us with another dope soundtrack, witty one-liners and a whole lot of messy drama. We wouldn't expect anything less.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Rae is concerned with representation and identity in all its messy, awkward truth; she's not concerned with virtue signaling or teachable moments or talking to a nonblack audience.

Aug 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Insecure: Season 3

  • Jan 16, 2020
    Still loving it. Issa, Molly, and Kelly are all brilliant characters. So looking forward to the next season.
  • Sep 16, 2019
    Season 3 every bit as good as season 2
  • Jan 10, 2019
    Season 3 sucked. Period.
  • Oct 18, 2018
    Issa Rae returns for a 3rd season of 'Insecure' Way more emotional turmoil last time and Issa is in a tough spot more than ever She’s kicked out of her apartment and resorts to sleeping on her bf’s couch whilst looking for work, her business is also looking to reshape it's image she feels that the employers reach out to everyone of every race yet it's lacking in people in color itself is the white hand on the logo racist itself? it may be time for her to leave this line of work behind and do something better Molly comes back from vacation hoping to reassess some things in her life; she even moves up in the world becoming a partner at an all-black attorney's office but who knows if she's ready for dating again Daniel tries to put together new music as well their friend Tiffany is expecting so they put together one last hoorah to go all out Laurence returns as well as unbeknownst to Issa a lot has happened in the finale Issa just wants a normal 30th birthday but when is it ever like that considering all the drama that's followed her? it cant be just one gay to represent all gays much like one black woman to represent all blacks educational institutions can get upset about the lack of representation for all why do black employees always struggle? whites always expect blacks to be conditioned when it comes to trust sometimes you gotta go for something even if it makes no sense to others, you can't let others do things for you, sometimes you have to make things happen for yourself, double standards are real for both men and women a much shorter season this time around but Issa comes out a much more changed woman; can she get it all together? only the future will tell for her and her friends
  • Oct 01, 2018
    Insecure is as confident and authentic as ever for its third season, successfully capturing the complexities of contemporary relationships in a way that few other shows would dare. Featuring dialogue that feels both real and hilarious, the show never falters in its relevance, and the writers have also come up with a host of interesting plots this season. Issa Rae may also be the most a-dork-able African-American actress to come down the pike in a while, and her character is so representative of an archetype that rarely gets its due in popular media. The show may not have evolved too much in its three years, and the sophomore year had a stronger layer of underlying melancholy, but Insecure is one of the most endearing female-led series on TV right now, and certainly a more universal one than HBO's Girls ever was.
  • Sep 30, 2018
    It's ok but I think the first season was better
  • Sep 16, 2018
    Yessssss! Love the realness.
  • Sep 01, 2018
    Varied shots of Los Angeles, and local spots. Interesting insight into female experiences. Too often the voices are too high pitched, a few unintelligible lines, and overly unnecessary quips. Issa's character comes off as a little mental just to try and seem complex.
  • Aug 27, 2018
    Season 1 and 2 are better. I think writing Jay Ellas' (Lawrence) character off this Season was a mistake. He was a fan favorite and a likable character. Issa and Lawrence still have the same circle of friends so they wouldn't be completely cut off from each other's lives after all those years together. Wasn't really believable imo.

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