In its second season, 'Insecure' finds its groove

And it's funnier and fresher than ever.
Published : July 19, 2017 Updated : July 19, 2017
Insecure Issa Rae Yvonne Orji Season Two
Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) shine bright in the second season of "Insecure." Photo: Justina Mintz/HBO

The first thing you’ll notice about the second season of “Insecure” is that it’s funnier than the first. But not to worry: You’ll still be able to cringe right along with your faves.

The HBO series — which premieres on Sunday, July 23 — finally gets into a refreshing groove in its sophomore run, and the first thing you’ll notice is that it’s funnier than ever. But not to worry: You’ll still be able to cringe right along with your faves.

In the first few episodes, for example, Issa (creator and star Issa Rae) hilariously suffers through a string of sad struggle dates, rejections and desperate hookups leading to what has to be the most awkward and uncomfortable looking sex ever shown on TV. Lawrence (Jay Ellis) revels in his newfound singlehood, cementing his status as a f—kboi. And Molly (Yvonne Orji) questions the perfection she’s been striving for all along.

Lawrence and Issa’s eclectic group of LA friends get more screen time, and it’s well deserved: Lawrence’s friend Chad (Neil Brown Jr.), and Issa’s always ready to get turnt up friend, Kelli (Natasha Rothwell) get to deliver the best one liners in the series and they stick the landing every time. There are also loads of high-profile guest star cameos sprinkled throughout the series that are sure to make you squeal in recognition and delight.

Most importantly, the second season covers fresh new territory in thought provoking ways, and asks thoughtful questions. What does racism look like when it’s the oppressed vs the oppressed? How can a black woman break into a boy's club in corporate America?  What does fetishism look like when you’re black and thereby ‘exotic’?

Overall, the new season highlights how we often strive towards goals in life that ultimately are not the best choices for us. And your faves of “Insecure” finally discover that all that glitters isn’t gold.  

 

 
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