The BEST Episodes of Insecure

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Network: HBO

Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman. Issa and Molly, these best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.

Hella Perspective

#1 - Hella Perspective

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 10, 2017

Over the course of one pivotal month, Issa, Molly and Lawrence face choices affecting their work and personal lives, with each considering whether to embrace a new future or look back to the past.

star 8.24
605 votes
Writers: Issa Rae
Ghost-Like

#2 - Ghost-Like

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 30, 2018

After facing numerous obstacles, Issa gets discouraged about her project, while Molly helps give Issa a drama-free 30th birthday.

star 8.17
225 votes
Directors: Regina King
Writers: Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell
Broken as Fuck

#3 - Broken as Fuck

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 27, 2016

Molly and Issa's trip could be undone by lingering tension between them; and Lawrence catches up with his friends.

star 8.16
833 votes
Writers: Issa Rae
High-Like

#4 - High-Like

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 9, 2018

The girls take a weekend trip to celebrate Tiffany. Molly has trouble leaving her obsession with work behind.

star 8.15
269 votes
Writers: Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore, Regina Y. Hicks
Real as Fuck

#5 - Real as Fuck

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 20, 2016

Issa preps for a fund-raiser, but has trouble staying focused. Meanwhile, Lawrence mulls a job opportunity; and Molly learns something new from an old friend.

star 8.06
820 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Prentice Penny
Hella Disrespectful

#6 - Hella Disrespectful

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 3, 2017

Tensions run high during Derek and Tiffany's dinner party. Molly rethinks her future after being forced to come to terms with her romantic realities. Issa tries to make things right with Frieda.

star 8.05
682 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Prentice Penny
Hella Blows

#7 - Hella Blows

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 27, 2017

Issa maintains her roster but is met with disappointment as she finds herself without a car. Molly worries about an important friendship while embracing something new. Lawrence gets a rude awakening at work after pitching his app.

star 8.01
660 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Ben Cory Jones, Regina Y. Hicks
Hella Great

#8 - Hella Great

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 23, 2017

Issa struggles in the aftermath of her breakup with Lawrence, while facing challenges at a new work assignment. Molly questions her worth at work, while Lawrence adjusts to his new living arrangement.

star 8.00
791 votes
Writers: Issa Rae
Hella Shook

#9 - Hella Shook

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 20, 2017

Issa attempts to build a roster and butts heads with Frieda at a work retreat. Molly's day takes an unexpected turn at her parents' vow renewal ceremony. Lawrence stumbles upon some news about Issa.

star 7.99
666 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Ben Dougan
Hella LA

#10 - Hella LA

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 13, 2017

Issa's newfound confidence is shaken at a day party; Molly has an eventful reunion with a childhood friend; Lawrence's trip to the grocery store turns into a wild and crazy night.

star 7.98
686 votes
Directors: Prentice Penny
Writers: Laura Kittrell
Familiar-Like

#11 - Familiar-Like

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 19, 2018

Issa gets advice from Kelli about her financial situation and plays wingwoman as Daniel tries to make a music-industry connection.

star 7.93
274 votes
Directors: Pete Chatmon
Writers: Amy Aniobi
Obsessed-Like

#12 - Obsessed-Like

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 23, 2018

Issa tries to concentrate on her business plan, but is driven to distraction; Molly steps out of her comfort zone in her love life.

star 7.93
239 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Prentice Penny
Ready-Like

#13 - Ready-Like

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 16, 2018

Issa needs moral support when her new project proves more complicated than she originally thought; Issa and Kelli press Molly to consider dating someone new; the girls attend Tiffany's baby shower and try to be helpful.

star 7.91
243 votes
Directors: Liesl Tommy
Writers: Laura Kittrell
Hella Open

#14 - Hella Open

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 6, 2017

Issa's sexual frustration prompts her to reassess her dating outlook; Molly meets a potential beau on a girls' night out; Lawrence's new work friends test his commitment.

star 7.90
685 votes
Writers: Dayna Lynne North
Fresh-Like

#15 - Fresh-Like

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 2, 2018

Issa tries to let go of some cherished mementos. At work, Frieda tries to help Issa get back in Joanne's good graces. Molly bonds with her new colleagues about an over-confident associate and vents to her therapist about her status at work.

star 7.87
258 votes
Directors: Stella Meghie
Writers: Dayna Lynne North
Thirsty as Fuck

#16 - Thirsty as Fuck

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 2016

Although things are better than ever with Lawrence, Issa turns to Daniel for help during Career Day. Molly finds herself in a tough position when a partner asks her to give Rasheeda a talking-to. Facing disappointment at his new job, Lawrence bonds with a surprising confidante.

star 7.87
843 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Laura Kittrell
 Better-Like

#17 - Better-Like

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 12, 2018

Issa crashes on Daniel’s couch and tries to save up extra cash. Molly returns from a beach vacation with renewed determination to maintain boundaries in her life.

star 7.84
290 votes
Directors: Prentice Penny
Writers: Issa Rae
Guilty as Fuck

#18 - Guilty as Fuck

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 13, 2016

Issa tries to hide her guilt from Lawrence, who reiterates his love for her. Meanwhile, Molly dives into a new romance, but has second thoughts about the future after learning unsavory details about her new boyfriend's past.

star 7.81
811 votes
Directors: Debbie Allen
Writers: Amy Aniobi
Backwards-Like

#19 - Backwards-Like

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 26, 2018

Issa is inspired while recruiting at a job fair with Frieda. Later, she treats Daniel to a thank-you dinner as she remains hopeful about their future. Molly starts her dream job at a black-owned law firm.

star 7.81
263 votes
Directors: Maurice Marable
Writers: Ben Dougan
Shady as Fuck

#20 - Shady as Fuck

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 2016

Issa is mortified when a video of her profanity-laced rap at an open-mike night goes viral.

star 7.79
858 votes
Writers: Ben Dougan
Hella Questions

#21 - Hella Questions

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 30, 2017

Issa tries to make sense of a cryptic encounter. Lawrence considers some crucial decisions. After being on the receiving end of some harsh truths, Molly plots to join the office "boys club." Issa and Frieda encounter a problematic vice principal.

star 7.78
770 votes
Writers: Amy Aniobi
Racist as Fuck

#22 - Racist as Fuck

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2016

Issa and Lawrence try to move past their issues at home, as she deals with her colleagues’ doubts and he gets a reality check from a head hunter. Molly introduces Jared to her friends, and later struggles to give words of wisdom to a new summer associate at work.

star 7.67
938 votes
Writers: Dayna Lynne North
Messy as Fuck

#23 - Messy as Fuck

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 16, 2016

After the unexpected events of the previous night, Issa tries to decide what to do about Lawrence, while sticking to her plan to embrace a bolder side of herself. Molly treats herself to a “fancy day” and goes on a promising date. Lawrence gets advice from an unexpected source.

star 7.61
1,112 votes
Directors: Cecile Emeke
Writers: Issa Rae
Insecure as Fuck

#24 - Insecure as Fuck

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 9, 2016

In the wake of her 29th birthday, Issa Dee reconsiders her dead-end relationship with Lawrence, her live-in boyfriend. Meanwhile, Issa’s best friend, Molly, mourns her singledom and the state of her “lady parts.” Later, Issa uses an open-mic night as an excuse to reconnect with an ex.

star 7.48
1,356 votes
Writers: Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore