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If You Haven’t Watched HBO’s “Insecure,” Here’s Why You Should…

Xpressers, you guys know that I am big on TV. I love TV. I crave TV and I tweet about all my favorite shows and movies all the time.

When I’m on social media checking out what’s trending and what’s buzzing, I always go and do the research to see the substance of the buzz. You following me here? Ok, cool – let’s continue…

So, after seeing a series of, “#InsecureHBO, #Insecure, #IssaRae, etc., I was compelled to watch this show myself to see what all the buzz was about. During Thanksgiving break, I decided to binge-watch HBO’s Insecure.

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About the Show

In a nutshell, Insecure centers around the lives of two best friends whose just trying to figure out this thing called life. They go thru everything from dealing with the insecurities of being black, the insecurities of relationships, and the insecurities of the career culture.

Please note – this show is on HBO, so it is for mature audiences only. I love the fact that it is on a premium channel because there are no limitations when it comes to the truth about life! Insecure chronicles the bare truth about love, careers and relationships – no holds barred and I love it because I can relate.

The hit comedy, half-hour show includes 8 episodes and stars Issa Rae, Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji.

One of the highlights of the show is Issa Rae’s character, “Issa” and her bathroom chronicles. The bathroom mirrors represents her truth and her reflection. She’s not restricted to only her bathroom mirror, but the mirrors at her job and other places are graced with Issa presence. Funny show with so much true content.


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About the Creator

The show was created by actress, writer, producer and director – Issa Rae. You may have heard of Issa’s various accomplishments as the brains behind her award-winning YouTube series, The MisAdventures of Awkward Black Girl. With the same title, she earned the accolade as a New York times best selling author for her book.

Issa Rae, whose full name is Jo-Issa Rae Diop, is the first African American woman to have both created and starred in her own scripted show on a widely successful premium cable network, HBO. Woop! Woop!

As we’ve seen in many publications and on social media, the phrase “Black Girl Magic” has been freely floating as the new way of recognizing the success of black women, who, in life, experience struggle everyday just to “make it,” and be heard. During her Breakfast Club appearance, Issa Rae says the success of Insecure is the “prelude to Black Girl Magic.” Which means it takes a lot of blood, sweat, tears, let-downs, and meltdowns to be coined with such a rewarding, powerful phrase. She deserves IT!

Have I gotten you hyped up enough? Great! Here’s the trailer of the show, so you can have an idea of what to expect:

I saved the best for last. Don’t have cable? No problem!

You can watch ALL episodes for FREE! How? Go to and watch free for a month. You can even catch other HBO shows, too! All from the comfort and convenience of your phone, tablet or computer.

Will there be a second season? Here’s your answer:

For those of you have watched the show, what do you think? Do you think their depiction is an accurate representation of real life? Spill the beans and let’s strike an engaging conversation.


Veronica Green
Entertainment addict - yes! Celebrity gossip - NO! I blog about all things entertainment and lifestyle , which includes, but not limited to: new music, movies, TV shows, books, parenting, food, finance tips, etc. Blog Xpressions caters to and celebrates women! We like to empower, educate and enrich lives!

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