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TV Club: Insecure embraces its messy side

Insecure’s pilot introduced us to fairly forward, active versions of Issa and Molly. Issa bravely took the stage at an open mic, almost broke up with her boyfriend and took charge of a new project in her office. Molly spent the pilot confronting her broken pussy and holding Issa accountable. In “Messy As Fuck,” these plot points come nearly full circle and we get a chance to see how Issa and Molly actually react to the circumstances they create. While these two plots are handled incredibly well, the episode has the added benefit of spotlighting the flaws of its secondary characters. Insecure is proving itself to be an intelligent, nuanced comedy that has maintained impressive efficiency when it comes to building out its themes.

The chemistry in Molly and Issa’s friendship is one of the show’s best gifts. Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji play off of each …

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