Award shows don’t often recognize young television series’ but Issa Rae’s portrayal in Insecure was so relatable and impactful that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was moved to nominate Rae for an Emmy for ‘Best Actress in a Comedy Series’.
If you’ve never watched Insecure, a comedy-drama set in California, you are missing out. Episode endings from the show often result in viral discussions.
In fact, Insecure‘s freshman season ending sparked a fun but heated discussion between Michelle Obama and show creator and lead actress Issa Rae during an event Rae attended with the former First Lady.
Don’t worry, it ended amicably with a hug and a lot of smiling.
The show follows Issa Dee’s (Rae) life navigating the professional and personal terrain along with her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji). Issa works as a youth program coordinator at a nonprofit and lives in South LA.
She is a flawed person who makes mistakes, faces the consequences and lives with the fall out. And unlike formulaic ‘single woman’ TV shows there is a distinct lack of neurosis idolizing other people’s lives. Issa and her friends make a conscious choice to live their best lives.
True to living in a vibrant city, the characters take us all over Los Angeles, from Inglewood to the Arts District. And like any city dweller they shop at Rite Aid, eat at the neighborhood restaurant or trendy food trucks, attend cultural events, socialize with friends, take weekend trips and they date.
The show’s take on love and relationships is just as layered and complex as the characters work drama and friendship drama. The show explores open marriage, lifeless relationships with long-term boyfriends, dating apps, ex-boyfriend drama, new girlfriend drama – it’s a constant struggle.
Fans are hopeful and excited for the third season (there is an ex-ex situation) and we are too. Also we have our fingers crossed Issa Rae wins her first Emmy.
Check out the trailer for Insecure season 3:
The third season of Insecure will premiere on Sunday, August 12 at 10:30 PM on HBO.
70th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 17, 2018 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.