Insecure Is “Quietly Revolutionary”

Oct 18, 2016

Find out what critics are saying about the new half-hour comedy.

Entertainment Weekly: “A fresh, sharp-edged comedy that swerves past nearly ever cliché. … Smart, funny, and unfailingly real.”

Variety: “The show marries specific issues with universal questions to create situations that are both precise and affecting.”

Boston Globe: “An extraordinary portrait of an ordinary, relatable, and delightful person.”

Vanity Fair: “An engaging and sexy comedy, observing systems of social manners and conventions with wit and insight.”

Salon: “a fresh, witty take on living single in a big city, experienced by female characters whose perspectives are rarely examined, while navigating locations and spaces seldom explored in today’s TV landscape.”

The Atlantic: “A brilliant commentary on love and friendship that manages to bring a fresh vision to the table, and that by itself feels quietly revolutionary.”

Washington Post: “The specificity of Molly’s and Issa’s misadventures lends texture and nuance to common experiences.”

NYMagazine: “Insecure is the essential TV show for the swipe-right generation.”

The Guardian: “A great show. It’s not a great show about black people or a great show about women, but it is absolutely richer and more distinctive because of those things. It is just damn good.”

A.V. Club: “Molly and Issa represent the complicated space in between the bitter, ghetto, sexual, and comical stereotypes that haunt black female representations on TV. Instead of laying out exactly what that means for unfamiliar audiences, Insecure jumps right in and doesn’t waste time deciphering code or defending its blackness.”

Deadline: “Fresh, fierce and fun.”

NYMagazine: “Insecure is the essential TV show for the swipe-right generation.”

MTV: “One of the best arguments for the verve and force of new perspectives.”

Washington Post: “The specificity of Molly’s and Issa’s misadventures lends texture and nuance to common experiences.”

The Knockturnal: “Nothing short of funny, while being all too real to the likes of young, aspiring, twenty to thirty something year old women living in any big city.”

The Tracking Board: “Brings a unique and real perspective to young adult women struggling to find themselves. … It’s a combination of hilarity and cultural realness.”

Watch Insecure

  1. TelevisionMon, Aug 21, 11:45PM ETEpisode 13: Hella ShookHBO EAST
  2. NOW & GOAvailable
  3. On Demand13 episodes available