Back at it again with another #Insecure recap and this time I brought along a guest! S/O to my friend Miles for agreeing to add his 2 cents. I thought it would be nice to bring a little male perspective spice to the mix .
We’re discussing 5 more standout moments from Insecure Episode 2:
1. The Therapist
Ebony: Ms. Therapist has me in my FEELINGS. I spent half of the episode wondering, “Am I a magical thinker? “
Am I open to my life looking different than I think it should? 🤔 I'm feeling convicted by a fictional therapist 😩#InsecureHBO
— ebony (@extraebony) July 31, 2017
Miles: First of all, shout out to Molly for continuing to see her therapist. Spoiler alert: Molly should probably realize that her issues don’t begin or end with the cards she’s dealt. Hopefully Molly keeps it up, she’s lowkey becoming my favorite character.
2. Molly & Issa are friend GOALS
Ebony: They analyze texts, Insta-stalk and plot to “pretend” run into exes together. That’s true friendship if I ever saw it. SN: Do ya’ll really think Lawrence told Molly he’s done? I’m not convinced… 👀
Miles: They analyze texts, Insta-stalk and enable each other to the max. I’m not really sold on whether or not that’s a good thing in the end. Molly is there for Issa though, so again, shout out to her. But Issa needs to figure her life out.
Ebony: Let’s get into the subtle CAAM slay. I love bougie black people at the museum that’s kind of my favorite bougie black activity aside from brunch.
Miles: …I’m all for it but can we talk about how Tiffany spends so much time and energy maintaining her image but clearly her life is a mess? When she implied that her relationship was perfect, I was like:
Ebony: Yeah Issa I’m with Frieda on this one. The Principal is problematic and you know it. It’s about time you say something before I jump into the TV and do it myself. 😒
Miles: I have a hard time with this, but I think I’m more towards Issa’s side of things despite my initial inclination to put Ben Carson in his place. The principal is undoubtedly trash, like Kanye if he never made it (I mean the dude made a whack joke and then self-proclaimed it to be “a good one”), but Issa’s point about them spending time with the kids is well-taken. She should definitely address the comments in the future, but calling him out without calculation would probably end in the kids being deprived of another valuable resource. But I generally don’t agree with how Issa navigates life, so I’m sure that she’s just going to ignore it completely and sit there and watch this dude berate Latinx kids.
5. Poor Tasha
Ebony: Tasha extended that “You Hongry?” olive branch without realizing the rebound hot mess she’s getting herself into.SMH.
Of course he's hungry. He's homeless. #insecurehbo
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) July 31, 2017
Miles: YUP. I don’t know if I feel bad for her, but she’s walking into a trap. First of all, Lawrence isn’t inherently a trash dude. His moral code always seems to make him want to do the right thing (or at least know what the right thing is), but his lack of emotional intelligence means that his impact isn’t always the same as his intentions. It’s clear that in the wake of the Issa situation, Lawrence hasn’t really figured out how he feels through it all, and is really only willing to address any of it when his behaviors start impacting other people. He doesn’t realize it, but he’s kind of using Tasha as an escape from having to deal with his feelings for Issa. Even if he legit cares about Tasha, his connection to her is founded in an unhealthy mess, which isn’t going to end well. BUT, let’s not forget that Tasha was also trying to get with Lawrence when he was still with Issa, which means that she should’ve been prepared for the shit storm that accompanied him. If you can’t tell, I don’t feel sorry for anyone in this show.
Miles: Can we talk about how petty Issa’s obsession with Tasha is? Like are you really that insecure to completely avoid dealing with all of the emotions of dealing with your breakup (and the role that YOU played in it) that you’re going to obsess over Tasha? Issa can (and often has) read the hell out of her friends and their issues, but she has a huge blindspot when it comes to herself. Whether or not Lawrence came back was never going to address Issa’s problems, but I’ll just sit down and keep drinking my tea.
Ebony: Everybody on this show needs a dose of #SelfAwareness but sometimes you need that obsession stage to get you into the glow up stage. As long as she doesn’t wallow, I’ll allow it.