HBO’s “Insecure” Is a Good Show

A recommendation.

Lots of people are talking about HBO’s “Westworld,” which is a show I will never watch because hearing about it makes me upset. Not as many people are talking about “Insecure,” which is a show I do watch because it’s good. So I’m going to recommend it to you now.

You should watch “Insecure.” It was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore and it’s about two friends, Issa and Molly, and their careers and relationships and also they live in Los Angeles. It’s funny and the characters’ motivations make sense and everything about it is good. I’m not a television critic. Here’s another fact: It’s based on Issa Rae’s popular and award-winning web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.

Here’s a good profile of Issa Rae that I read, and here is an excerpt from it:

In her 2015 book of essays, also titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, she bemoans, “How hard is it to portray a three-dimensional woman of color on television or film? I’m surrounded by them, they’re my friends, I talk to them every day. How come Hollywood won’t acknowledge us? Are we a joke to them?” As far as seeing more diversity on the small screen now, Rae says she is more optimistic. “I’m seeing how the tides are changing and how people like Shonda Rhimes and Mara Brock Akil are changing things. In addition to my peers, Justin Simien (Dear White People) and Lena Waithe (Master of None) are trying to put black people and black stories at the forefront. I feel like I’m always getting closer to a position where I can really try to make a change.”

I recommend “Insecure” if you’re looking for a good TV show that you will enjoy.

Thank you,

Kelly

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