The BEST Episodes of Insecure

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2021

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.

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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 8.23
632 votes
Writers: Issa Rae

#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 8.21
259 votes
Directors: Regina King
Writers: Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell
Lowkey Happy

#3 - Lowkey Happy

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired May 31, 2020

Issa and Lawrence catch up and talk life, careers, past mistakes, and what makes each of them happy.

star 8.18
175 votes
Directors: Ava Berkofsky
Writers: Natasha Rothwell
Broken as F**k

#4 - Broken as F**k

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
856 votes
Writers: Issa Rae

#5 - 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 8.16
308 votes
Writers: Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore, Regina Y. Hicks
Lowkey Movin' On

#6 - Lowkey Movin' On

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 10, 2020

With the block party finally here, Issa is determined to deliver a memorable event, despite some surprises. Meanwhile, Tiffany enjoys a break from her baby, Kelli entertains a gullible new boo, and Molly attempts to put a grudge on hold.

star 8.11
198 votes
Directors: Stella Meghie
Writers: Syreeta Singleton
Real as F**k

#7 - Real as F**k

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
844 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Prentice Penny
Hella Disrespectful

#8 - 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 8.04
709 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Prentice Penny
Lowkey Trying

#9 - Lowkey Trying

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 7, 2020

Issa considers doing Nathan a platonic favor. Meanwhile, both Dr. Rhonda and Andrew ask Molly to consider a different approach in dealing with people who've wronged her, and Issa extends a timely olive branch.

star 8.04
161 votes
Writers: Eli Wilson Pelton, Grace Edwards
Lowkey Lost

#10 - Lowkey Lost

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 14, 2020

Molly takes Andrew to a work function and they struggle to see eye to eye. Issa continues to search for happiness. The girls get a distressing call about a friend.

star 8.03
173 votes
Directors: Prentice Penny
Writers: Prentice Penny
Hella Blows

#11 - 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
687 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Ben Cory Jones, Regina Y. Hicks
Hella LA

#12 - 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
709 votes
Directors: Prentice Penny
Writers: Laura Kittrell
Hella Great

#13 - 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 7.98
820 votes
Writers: Issa Rae
Hella Shook

#14 - 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 7.98
691 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Ben Dougan
Lowkey Thankful

#15 - Lowkey Thankful

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 26, 2020

While Molly's family celebrates Thanksgiving together, Issa and Ahmal decide to do their own thing. Meanwhile, when Lawrence joins Friendsgiving at Condola's house, the new couple breaks some awkward ground.

star 7.97
199 votes
Directors: Mark Sadlek
Writers: Phil Augusta Jackson
Lowkey Distant

#16 - Lowkey Distant

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 19, 2020

When Issa and Condola decide to confront the elephant in the room head-on, Lawrence gets uncomfortable. In search of a real connection, Molly struggles to get Andrew to open up during a carefully architected date night.

star 7.92
206 votes
Directors: Thembi Banks
Writers: Amy Aniobi

#17 - 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 7.92
307 votes
Directors: Pete Chatmon
Writers: Amy Aniobi

#18 - 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 7.91
281 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Prentice Penny

#19 - 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
281 votes
Directors: Liesl Tommy
Writers: Laura Kittrell
Hella Open

#20 - 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 7.89
710 votes
Writers: Dayna Lynne North

#21 - 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
295 votes
Directors: Stella Meghie
Writers: Dayna Lynne North
Thirsty as F**k

#22 - Thirsty as F**k

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
871 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Laura Kittrell
Lowkey Done

#23 - Lowkey Done

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 17, 2020

In need of some positive vibes after the block party, Issa goes out of her way to do good for random people across L.A., eventually turning to an unlikely source for comfort. Meanwhile, Kelli urges her friends to reconcile.

star 7.85
166 votes
Directors: Lacey Duke
Writers: Fran Richter

#24 - 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 7.83
325 votes
Directors: Prentice Penny
Writers: Issa Rae
Guilty as F**k

#25 - Guilty as F**k

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 7.83
835 votes
Directors: Debbie Allen
Writers: Amy Aniobi