‘Insecure’: Relating to the Modern- Day Black Woman

HBO kicked off Season 2 of Insecure on July 23rd, created by co- creator and executive producer Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, the TV series gives its fans a taste into the lives of present-day black women facing real life problems with a twist of comedy.

Its awkward, funny, sexy, sassy, young, black and I LOVE IT! The show speaks of the real life struggle of real life people. It brings a different taste to the television screens. It’s not just about black women but it’s about breaking barriers and bringing it in its most contemporary form. Its three main characters: Issa, Molly and Lawrence are totally relatable. I don’t know about you but I love me some Issa!

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According to some critiques, the relationships and issues presented in the show puts the lives of black women in perspective. On the other hand, some think it gives black women a bad reputation such as the idea that black relationships always go wrong.

For me, I think the best shows or movies are those that can relate to me on a deeper level.

The First episode of the season titled ” Hella Great” deals with Issa (Issa Rae) going through the break up with her ex- boyfriend Lawrence who is played by (Jay Ellis) along with her sassy best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji) who finds out she is making less money than her white male colleague. Turns out this season continue to stick to the same flavor of two females facing their own realities of finding love and steering through their everyday lives. It picks up from last season finale, as Issa lies outside with Molly when she realizes Lawrence moves out of their apartment. As it returns, Molly will have to deal with a wage gap crisis while Issa stays on the hunt to a painful single life.

Insecure aims to revive old TV sitcoms by telling a genuine story that relates to the lives of everyday people.

“Insecure” airs on Sundays at 10:30pm on HBO.


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