‘Insecure’: First Episode of Issa Rae’s HBO Comedy is Available To Stream

The pilot is available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand ahead of its television debut, Sunday, October 9.

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For those who have been waiting patiently for Issa Rae’s new comedy “Insecure,” the wait it over! Starting today, viewers can stream the comedy’s pilot, “Insecure as F**k,” exclusively on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand ahead of its television debut, Sunday, Oct. 9 on HBO. The news was announced via Issa in a new video shared by the network. Check it out below.  

The eight-episode first season, co-created by Rae and Larry Wilmore, will explore the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way. “Insecure” follows Issa and Molly (Yvonne Orji), two modern-day black women and best friends who deal with their own real-life flaws, while navigating different worlds and uncomfortable everyday experiences.

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The first episode centers on Issa reconsidering her relationship with her boyfriend and trying to reconnect with her ex, while Molly is upset about being single.

The second episode of “Insecure” will debut on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand at the same time as its linear debut, Sunday, Oct. 16 at 10:30pm.

READ MORE: HBO’s ‘Insecure’ Trailer Mixes Issa Rae’s Comedy with Racial Tribulations

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    The problem with the message of this series is this: it’s a black woman with a BIG attitude pretending to be ‘insecure’. It doesn’t really work with anyone … it’s very one dimensional and dumb and badly directed/scripted for it to try to be humorous. This is what happens when ass kissing/ nepotism in Hollywood and it’s naive political correctness transpires in Hollywood. It will be cancelled after a year or 2 depending on HBO execs’ lazy and pathetic patience levels.

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