“Insecure” Ends With A Jam-Packed Finale

By Terrance Turner Dec. 26, 2021 This recap contains spoilers. Tonight was the final episode of Issa Rae's groundbreaking HBO series "Insecure". In a chaotic, jam-packed finale that stuffed two hours of content into 40 minutes, (almost) everyone somehow ends up on the path they wanted. Issa Rae's remarkable screenplay centered around birthdays -- each … Continue reading “Insecure” Ends With A Jam-Packed Finale

A Slew of Snubs and Several Surprises as Golden Globe Noms Are Announced

By Terrance Turner Feb. 3, 2021 The nominations for the Golden Globes were unveiled today, and there's a lot of Internet chatter about surprising inclusions and some glaring omissions. The HBO series "Insecure" was notably absent from the contenders for Best Comedy Series. Actress and writer Issa Rae was also missing from the nominees for … Continue reading A Slew of Snubs and Several Surprises as Golden Globe Noms Are Announced

Historic Wave of Black Actors Score Emmy Nominations

Photo via Collider. By Terrance Turner The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced today. According to Variety, 35 of the 102 acting nominees are Black -- the most ever. Black actors make up 34.3% of the nominees, which is substantially higher than last year's 19.8%. (In 2018, the percentage was 27.7%, which was a record … Continue reading Historic Wave of Black Actors Score Emmy Nominations

Two Major Crossroads — And a Shocking Twist — on “Insecure”

By Terrance Turner June 15, 2020 Tonight's episode of Insecure ("Lowkey Lost") was even more eventful than last week's. Tonight's jumbo-stuffed episode threw viewers more than a couple curveballs: two main characters' relationships reach major crossroads, and one supporting character faces a very real crisis -- one that affects millions of women across the world. … Continue reading Two Major Crossroads — And a Shocking Twist — on “Insecure”

Relationships Revive (And Maybe End?) on a Jam-Packed “Insecure”

Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) need to talk. (Photo from Wherever-i-look.com.) June 7, 2020 On "Lowkey Trying," tonight's episode of Insecure, relationships are center stage -- some on the verge of dissolving, others beginning anew. After last week's dreamily romantic capsule episode, love is in the air. This episode opens with a blissful … Continue reading Relationships Revive (And Maybe End?) on a Jam-Packed “Insecure”

A Meditation on Happiness, And A Passionate Reunion, on “Insecure”

Photo courtesy of HBOWatch. By Terrance Turner June 1, 2020 This recap contains spoilers. On "Lowkey Happy", last night's episode of Insecure, Lawrence (Jay Ellis) meets up with his ex Issa (Issa Rae) for drinks. He waits for her to show up, anxiously popping a breath mint. Issa arrives and quickly takes a nasty fall … Continue reading A Meditation on Happiness, And A Passionate Reunion, on “Insecure”

Simmering Tension Between Friends Explodes on “Insecure”

An increasingly rare light moment between best friends (?) Issa and Molly. Photo courtesy of Bustle. By Terrance Turner In the first of a weekly series, tonight's entry looks at "Lowkey Movin' On", the fifth episode of Issa Rae's HBO series Insecure. Here's a summary: Issa's block party is finally here -- the event that … Continue reading Simmering Tension Between Friends Explodes on “Insecure”