Stars: Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji
The sweet spot, for me, in a season of a show, is 10 episodes at ~30 minutes each. Issa Rae’s acclaimed Insecure, operating with eight-episode seasons, has a lot of ground to cover with a smaller window. One of the comments I heard numerous times toward the end of the season was, “Wait, that’s it?!” Part of that is because Issa and company are weaving a beautiful tapestry with their story.
Season 3 found Issa slowly gaining her footing, finding her way without anyone in her life...until she gets someone in her life. There’s loads of hijinks, from Issa’s Lyft turning into a Fight Club to a drug-induced extravaganza at Beychella. You almost wish HBO would give Issa two more episodes to give the series more time to marinate on these relationships, instead of just giving us an amazing appetizer for its fourth season. —khal