Critic Consensus: Stuck between a hard rock and a tight space, Issa is forced to balance the woes of adulting while defining what she wants out of life.

Episode Info

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


Issa Rae
as Issa Dee
Lisa Joyce
as Frieda
Y'lan Noel
as Daniel
Jay Ellis
as Lawrence
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Critic reviews for Familiar-Like

This episode proves that Daniel and Issa are actually really good as friends.

October 31, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not a particularly insightful or intriguing episode but holds steady in its delivery of dramatic as well as comedic content.

August 20, 2018 | Rating: 3.7/5 | Full Review…

In Familiar-Like, Kelli tells Issa she's not financially ready to move out on her own yet, but this news isn't as disappointing now that she and Daniel are vibing.

August 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Issa doesn't want to play the role of the Angry Black, but they tell her that's the way things are. The onus is on her to speak up about Blackness the same way they have to cape for queerness and white feminism.

August 22, 2018 | Full Review…

"Familiar-Like" was also a beautiful reminder of why we love Issa, why fine ass men like Daniel are drawn to her, and why so many of us feel like she is just as much of a friend to us as she is to Molly.

August 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The old flames-turned-good-friends-turned-who-the-hell-knows were looking more couple-y than I can almost ever remember Issa and Lawrence looking.

August 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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