If You Missed the Premiere of HBO's Insecure, It's Not Too Late to Catch Up
Were you planning on watching HBO's newest series, Insecure, last Sunday, but got caught up in the debate? This is a friendly reminder that you still have a couple of days to catch up on our new favorite show, and if you still haven't heard of the series yet, then now is your chance to get on board.
If it seems like everyone you know is getting engaged but you, or you've ever gone in for a high-five at the wrong time, then we may have found a new show to add to your DVR. Insecure is loosely based on actress, director, writer, and producer Issa Rae's popular web series, Awkward Black Girl, and it's filled with those cringe-inducing moments you're sure only happen to you. The series is a hilarious yet real look at what it's like to be a young black woman in the modern day world, following two twentysomething females as they navigate their lives and come across some interesting, difficult, and super uncomfortable everyday experiences.
At the forefront of Insecure is the topic of relationships, both romantic and platonic. Issa (Issa Rae, above, right) and Molly (Yvonne Orji, above, left) are two best friends living in the greater Los Angeles area. Issa lives with her long-term boyfriend (Jay Ellis) and works in the non-profit sector, while Molly is single and works a corporate-level job, but neither seems to be completely happy with their current situation. While one is questioning her current relationship, the other is desperate to find the right guy for her.
Both women must deal with awkward office dynamics and crappy, confusing dating lives while maintaining their friendship, and the outcome is hilarious yet so relatable. Whether it's trying to make that Tinder boyfriend into a real boyfriend, dealing with your coworker's constant backhanded comments, or deciding if your current beau is the one, the relationship issues that are explored in this series are ones we've all experienced in some way or another. But if the show reinforces one thing, it's the importance of having a good girlfriend to get through it all and laugh with along the way. We can't wait to see what shenanigans the two ladies get into this season.
Tune in Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO to see what the show is all about.