Sunday, November 20, 2016

What I’m Watching: Insecure

Insecure: Season 1, Episode 6 “Guilty as F**k” (B+)

After Issa’s big screwup at the end of last week’s episode, it was obvious that the guilt was going to haunt her and that she probably would grapple with what to do about it rather than just being honest from the start. I imagine that things wouldn’t have gone down as she pictured with Lawrence hitting her, especially considering how nice he was to her. Getting the video taken down was a kind gesture, and then he was all about doing thoughtful things for her and buying her jewelry. Flashing back to her night with Daniel was certainly problematic, and I think Lawrence found out in the worst way possible that something was up when he saw the text messages from Daniel on Issa’s phone. Hopefully she’ll respond in a good and productive way that doesn’t push him away. After a drunken night, Molly had a great morning, and it looked like there could be a great relationship with Jered blossoming. Sharing embarrassing stories from their pasts was a harmless enough activity that should have been nothing more than entertaining. Unfortunately, Jered’s casual note that he messed around with a guy once before got in her head, and she wasn’t able to do anything to get it out of there. The conversation with her friends about the stigma around such things when women sharing the same experience wouldn’t be seen as taboo was interesting, though that kind of progressive thinking isn’t going to be much help for Molly to move ahead in this particular relationship.

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