Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What I’m Watching: Insecure (Season Premiere)

Insecure: Season 4, Episode 1 “Lowkey Feelin’ Myself” (B+)

I’m thrilled that this show is back, especially since it’s been a while. Its last season ended way back in September 2018, and so it’s good to see it again, just as fresh and entertaining as ever. Opening with the news that Issa and Molly may not be talking anymore was jarring, and it didn’t take long to figure out why that was, with a thoughtless but loaded statement from Molly at the end likely leading to the fission of their relationship. The casual revelation from Tiffany that Condola and Lawrence were dating caught both Condola and Issa off-guard. Issa wasn’t doing so bad herself, enjoying an apparently pleasant and noncommittal romance with Calvin the TSA agent. She had enough to deal with as her tenants tried to rebel before and during her event, turning into a far less fancy affair than was needed to win over her prospective supporters. Fortunately, Issa did spectacularly when she took the event and made an honest appeal, and I loved the comment that Kelli made about finally knowing what Issa did. Molly was thrown by Andrew admitting that he was dating other people, and that got in her head in a huge way. She was extremely judgmental about Issa continuing to work with Condola, and she didn’t even realize how what she said came off. Condola, for her part, made her decision, one which shouldn’t actually cause as much friction between her and Issa as the initial news of this unfortunate turn of events did.

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