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I am a 74-year-old Jewish white man---so, obviously, I can relate to these characters. This is a superb show---funny, of course, but also filled with the grit of real life, the compromises all of us have to make, the foolish things we do (throwing away love, for one), and the need we all have for friendship and love. Issa Rae is wonderful, but all of the actors are perfect. Each episode adds more depth to the ones before and the ones that come after. To paraphrase Dorothy Parker---I can't wait to see what happens next.
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2016
I was a huge fan of Sex in the City, I loved seeing women juggling their friendships and relationships with a dash of comedy. This show is smaller in scope, mainly about two best friends, but it's light, in depth, socially smart, intelligent and funny. Don't let the title give you the wrong idea. No one is self-loathing in this show, these are strong women (who also have insecurities) just trying to figure things out. How can I be satisfied without being out of control? How can I be a good friend and stay honest? How can I keep loving the same person, when sometimes I don't feel it? As a woman, I can relate to all of those questions. Now, I'm a white woman, so many of their issues such as 'is she too black at work?' aren't things I have any experience with, but those elements add more depth to the characters and endears you to them even more. I have enjoyed watching their journey.
What. This is one great show that is not just entertaining, but educational. It is a well written and well directed show that is so true to life. No boring part at all and all the actors and actresses performed excellently. The sound production was also great. Can't wait for season 2 of this exciting show. Love it
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2016
"Insecure" first season left me wanting it not to end! Awesome writing as though the writer covertly recorded these young black peoples daily routines, then editing it to fit the viewers allotted time per episode. This is how we interact, talk, move, convey to one another our modern black American culture, and not what we see and hear from mainstream-made for generic audiences stuffs. Wow!
started season 1 on a whim, instantly fell in for the humor. however it took the show a few eps to show me it was its drama where the real heart of the show is. issa rae is glorious; vulnerable and sexy in turn her character is amazing, but everyone in the cast is good. i especially love natasha rothwell's kelli and of course the downstairs neighbor. the story is simple but tight, kinetic. all the chars are of the caliber you expect from hbo, seemingly real people played with faults and all. i'm not the only one here thinking this wasn't aimed @ me, but caught me all the same. shows that it has a little bit of a good thing going.
Issa Rae is genius. I loved this season and I look forward to season two. Yvonne Orji is another favorite in this series, I would love to see her show FirstGen on HBO as well. The humor and issues that are addressed in this series are relevant and relatable. I pray that viewers can understand the plot and subjects that the writing staff are tackling. I wish this show the best moving forward and I'm completely on board as a newly dedicated and loyal fan. It's so much that I want to say and I'm not even sure if my message is coming out the way it's intended however; the show speaks for itself. The staff is talented, the entertainers are talented; wait no more, this show is a must binge!
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2016
Insecure is a snapshot of an American life under-represented on screen. Insecure elicits a variety of emotions and sometimes you don't agree with the characters actions, but that's what makes it more realistic
This show is so GREAT; even better than Girlfriends in my opinion! But props because Girlfriends was pioneer programming that spoke to women of color. This series speaks to women that have lived/grown up in the past 7-10 years, however I'm sure that it resonates with women and men of all ages. Insecure has soo many pluses from the writing, the acting, the soundtrack...I can't wait for season 2 and very glad I'm around to enjoy every bit of it.