Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.


Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 27 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Issa Rae ...  Issa Dee 34 episodes, 2016-2020
Yvonne Orji ...  Molly Carter 33 episodes, 2016-2020
Jay Ellis ...  Lawrence Walker 28 episodes, 2016-2020
Natasha Rothwell ...  Kelli Prenny 25 episodes, 2016-2020
Amanda Seales ...  Tiffany DuBois 19 episodes, 2016-2020
Lisa Joyce ...  Frieda 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Y'lan Noel ...  Daniel King 14 episodes, 2016-2018


Unpacked stories of the black female experience from the perspective of two female protagonists, Issa and Molly who have been best friends with each other since their college days at Stanford. Both in their late 20s, they navigate career and relationship experiences while living in their hometown Los Angeles, California. The two share a close bond, and throughout the show, they deal with internal struggles within themselves, their friendship, and the African American community. Issa works at a non-profit that benefits middle-school aged students of color called "We Got Y'all". She struggles to put the spark back into her relationship with her long-term boyfriend, Lawrence, who has been slacking in their relationship since his start-up company failed. Molly is a successful corporate attorney who has career success but difficulty with dating men. The half-hour series explores social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience. Written by Wiki

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The show should be called "Immature"
14 August 2017 | by Voice-OF-RealitySee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the first season and I thought the show would go in the direction of being intelligent and insightful. I also thought it would make a statement about negative African American stereotypes. However, I find Season 2 is just playing into many of the stereotypes unfortunately.

Season 2 lacks maturity, intelligence and purpose. The characters all come off as immature people who never left high school mentally even long after becoming working professionals. Also, none of the characters seem intelligent at all. Especially Issa and Lawrence. Those two always have a permanent confused/surprised look on their faces like the lights are on but nobody's home.

Hopefully, the story line will lead somewhere interesting and not just be 30 minutes of stereotypes every Sunday. There is not a single character on the show that isn't a black stereotype to some degree. Sigh...

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Release Date:

9 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Insecure See more »

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3 Arts Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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