Day 13: Netflix and Train | Insecure
If you haven't been forced to decide if you are Team Lawrence or Team Issa, you my friend, are missing out! HBO series Insecure blossomed out of the web series "Awkward Black Girl" by Issa Rae. The main character, Issa, turns 29 and decides that she is not pleased with the current state of her life. Insecure follows her and her best friend Molly as they attempt to figure out this stage in their lives. Needless to say, they are HORRIBLE at this process which is why it's a good thing they have each other.
I personally have never seen such an excellent depiction of a middle class black woman approaching her 30s. It was also a great look at relationships and dating. I really enjoyed seeing LA through Issa's eyes. It was neither depicted as over dangerous and hood, nor once did they encounter a famous person (in real life). There is also a lot of humor of being a token black girl working at a non-profit serving urban youth. Pure gold.
Issa Rae was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical. Considering her humble YOUtube beginnings, this is a huge deal.
If you don't have HBO, you can subscribe to a month-long free trail of HBO Now. And Catch up on Westworld while you're at it!