Thursday, August 17, 2017

What I’m Watching: Insecure

Insecure: Season 2, Episode 4 “Hella La” (B+)

Issa can’t seem to catch much of a break, but she keeps ending each episode on a positive note. It’s disheartening to see her turned away repeatedly in the most impolite of ways, and the guy who she met who immediately asked if she could change both her hair and her voice was particularly offensive. Going clubbing with Molly and Kelli wasn’t the best solution, mainly because she ran into Daniel right away and, as this season’s titles would agree, she made it hella awkward by trying to talk to him privately. Moving over to his table after he texted her to point out that Kelli was enjoying herself way too much under the table was a nice step, and maybe they could work out after all. Lawrence had a disconcerting encounter with a cop who pulled him over that turned out to be nothing, but it was enough for two eager white girls to buy his alcohol for him and then invite him over for what should have been a fantastic threesome but was ruined equally by his inability to power through a second round of sex seconds after the first one and their generally being terrible people. Molly actually wins for the most bizarre sexual-ish encounter, as she was coming way too close for comfort with Dro only to find out that he’s in an open marriage. She contemplated it for a minute but then retreated back to her more buttoned-up sense of proper relationships, which is properly a better way not to get hurt.