Alright then girl! Push through with the well written, well constructed scripted series. Although we were all fans of Awkward Black Girl, there was no way of knowing what we could expect from Insecure. Luckily for us, Issa did a wonderful job on this series an all is well in TV world.
Yesterday I finished binge watching the first season of Insecure which was not only funny, but informative, honest, and a little dark. The series is centered around Issa and her BFF "Molly" who can't seem to keep a man regardless of how together her life is on paper. The dynamic between both ladies on screen was great and their story lines were very easy to relate to.
While Molly had trouble keeping a man, Issa battled with deciding whether she wanted to keep the man she had been dating for four years. Throughout the series viewers had a chance to connect with the overall plot of the show which revolved around two things; relationships, and getting your shit together. Two topics we can all relate to.
For me, the highlight of the series was watching Issa's relationship play out on screen. Her story line reminds us all that relationships aren't always sparkly and full of romance and good times. Sometimes people go through things and the low points are normally what determines whether two people can withstand the longevity and loyalty required to maintain a healthy relationship or not. Watching young black couples navigate their way through relationships is important as well as needed. "Relationship goals" have people looking to their favorite celebrities couples for inspiration as it pertains to love. Thanks to Issa Rae, we're given the opportunity to look at couples within our age range from a real perspective.
Another great thing about the series is the fact that Issa focused on black issues and LGBTQ issues. She spoke on everything from being the token black person at work, to how black men are expected to be masculine at all times. The fact that she managed to tie in politics, love, a little ratchet shit and a good soundtrack is nothing short of amazing.
Overall I would have to say that Isaa Rae did a great job creating this show. There are moments that will have you on the edge of your seat as well as moments that will have you saying "dam that's some messed up sh*t". You'll laugh, reflect, and question what it really means to me a black woman in America. Issa has our vote. We can't wait for season two! Two thumbs up from TFF MAG.