Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What I’m Watching: Insecure

Insecure: Season 1, Episode 5 “Shady as F**k” (B+)

It’s not a surprise that Issa’s middle school students discovering her rap video isn’t going away so fast. There’s no way to go back in time and prevent it from being discovered in the first place, but the closest thing that Issa can do is to find the person who posted the video online and make them take it down. Unfortunately, that pursuit meant contacting two men who are no longer the dominant males in Issa and Molly’s lives. Issa had a good conversation with Lawrence at the start of the episode about it, and they seemed like they were doing pretty well. Lawrence had a perfect opportunity to cheat when Tasha came to flirt with him at Best Buy under the guise of needing batteries that she must have missed at the front of the store, but he passed it up and did the right thing by reminding her that he had a girlfriend and that he wasn’t going to cheat on her. Issa, on the other hand, got swayed by the allure of being in the recording studio and being involved in something simpler and made what she has already acknowledged to the camera to have been a mistake. I imagine she’s not going to come clean right away, and it’s going to cause her to feel extremely guilty and start acting very weird around Lawrence. Molly scored herself a great date to the party, but Chris playing the part of her boyfriend to make her look good went over very poorly. Who knows what will happen now that she showed up drunk at his door and is going to wake up there the next morning, likely with a new perspective.

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