Critic Consensus: "Obsessed-Like" proves that the heart wants what the heart wants -- whether it's searching for a spiritual relationship, reassurance at work, or a simple text back.
Critic reviews for Obsessed-Like
Insecure has always prided itself on being a relatable show about the awkward moments in a Black woman's personal and professional life. But this was the first episode where I identified with the plot so much, I found myself squishing down in my seat.
More often than not, Insecure takes the reality of life and slaps it on everything. It's not always going to be happy, and Insecure has shown that.
If I had describe this week's episode of HBO's Insecure in one word it would be: triggering.
After the workshop, Issa hits up Lawrence and they grab coffee. This may be my favorite interaction between the two of them ever. Friends talking over coffee. Sharing dreams and struggles.
Insecure still veers wildly between being a static "hangout" show and having an evolving narrative. Most of the time, it can find a balance between the two, but this season hasn't felt particularly committed to either side.
This episode was a realistic, and frequently comic, exploration of the perils of our over-connected lives, the ways that social-media makes some connections possible, and even unavoidable, even as intimacy remains elusive.
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