Series Review

'Insecure' S3 is all about 'knowing better' - but did anyone tell Issa?

Messy romantic relationships continue to dominate the third installment of Issa Rae's award-winning comedy drama series

14 September 2018 - 14:21 By Andile Ndlovu

Few people can take the humdrum details of romantic relationships and amplify them into something as enjoyable as Issa Rae's Insecure.
Into its third season now, the HBO show follows Issa Dee (played by Rae) and her best friend Molly (played by Yvonne Orji), as they struggle to navigate their tricky personal and professional lives in Los Angeles.
Now well into season three, watching a show about a character whose career and love life are in perpetual upheaval, can begin to feel like a slog. Watching Being Mary Jane ultimately did.
Perhaps, though, Insecure positions Issa as a more relatable character - a good friend you empathise with as much as you lose patience with. This can buy any character more time with viewers.
The theme of season three is "Know better, do better", and the feeling is that the women really need to grow the f**k up now.
WATCH | The trailer for Insecure season 3..

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day, Financial Mail or Rand Daily Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

X