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Insecure (from Issa Rae)

Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by Leopold, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. First episode is out.

    It's very similar to her hit web series, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl", slightly glammed up for TV.
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  2. Haven't seen her web series before, but loved this pilot. Beautifully shot (with Melina attached, that's no surprise), genuinely funny, a ton of heart, and a series of moments that rang painfully true. Really excited to see the rest of the season.
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  3. I wonder if that was the overall purpose - lure in people who hadn't seen the web series. As someone who had, it felt sorta strange, something like a milquetoast reboot that's slightly cornier in places and boasts unflattering recasting for every role except her own.

    It also felt like they had scoured the original thing for its best jokes and then crammed them all in to the pilot.
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  4. Haven't seen her web series but I find tv series to be one of the best premiers this season.
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  5. Liked it, not roped in completely.

    I need the narrative to be a little stronger but I can see it build.
  6. This is getting really good reviews basically everywhere.

    I liked the episode, but I, too, came to this knowing and appreciating who/that she was (and seeing the gifs) but having never actually taken the time to check out her work.

    "Your pussy broken. If it could talk it would do that sad Marge Simpson groan."
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    Why am I not a sassy woman.
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  9. I heartily encourage you all to go and watch the web series. It really is awesome.

  10. Mr.Arroz

    Mr.Arroz Staff Member

    I'm gonna try this despite my ire at her for using AIDS as a punchline in one her web series' episodes. People grow/mature etc..
  11. It's so good. The dialogue, the best friend, the music!

    Stealina Matouksas came through too.
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  12. You - and many others I've spoken to - say the show uses many of the jokes and bits from the web series, so I'm a bit nervous watching the web series so closely to the TV show will hurt my enjoyment of both.
  13. Indeed. I watched the first episode and then the first webisode and there were already some jokes that from the latter on the former. So I think I'm gonna watch the webs later.
  14. Guys what's going on what episode is this from?
    Only one has aired no?
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  15. Maybe some kind of HBO-paying preview or something?
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  16. Or a pilot?
  17. Isn't episode 1 usually the pilot?
  18. This is one of the trailers I believe.
  19. This show (and Issa) are so damn charming. Her friend does steal the show though.
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  20. I have enjoyed the pilot - being 29 and single I felt understood. Looking forward to the rest of the show, hopefully I will not be disappointed.
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