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Cate Young

  1. overnights
    Insecure Series-Finale Recap: Last Time for the Birthday BitchIssa, Molly, and Lawrence’s stories come full circle in the finale, and with that, the beautiful, imperfect series comes to an end.
  2. overnights
    Insecure Recap: All in a Day’s WorkThe penultimate episode finally brings Lawrence back into Issa’s orbit, but is it too late?
  3. overnights
    Insecure Recap: The Road Less TraveledBut it’s just a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby.
  4. overnights
    Insecure Recap: Four Women and a BabyAfter the drama of the last two weeks, it’s nice to be able to sit back and enjoy an evening of relaxation and bonding.
  5. overnights
    Insecure Recap: Get In Where You Fit InOwn your choices, Issa. Own your choices.
  6. overnights
    Insecure Recap: Say My NameMolly has grown, but she’s still trying to do too much.
  7. overnights
    Insecure Recap: The Big OneIssa tries to redeem herself with Nathan, but it’s big awkward.
  8. overnights
    Insecure Recap: A Long Way From the MangerA doozy of an episode exposes the gulf between how Lawrence sees himself and his actual actions.
  9. finale-like
    Blowjobs, Breakups, and Beychella: The Insecure Writers’ Room Says Good-byeIssa Rae & Co. on five years of mirror raps and #LawrenceHive vs. Team Daniel.
  10. overnights
    Insecure Recap: Back To The FutureIt’s a year later, and big things are happening for Issa and Molly.
  11. overnights
    Insecure Season-Premiere Recap: Back to Where We StartedInsecure’s final season kicks off with a tension-filled college reunion. No better place to confront one’s fears, right?
  12. overnights
    Master of None Season-Finale Recap: Reconcile and RekindleYears removed from the conflict that tore them apart, Denise and Alicia have reached a revelation, but one accompanied by deceit.
  13. overnights
    Master of None Recap: And Baby Makes TwoThis is a journey Alicia wanted to take surrounded by love and support. Instead, she’s battling her body, her finances, and her own emotions.
  14. overnights
    Master of None Recap: Aftermath and IntrospectionChapter 3 drafts a fine blueprint of how deeply painful divorce can be when the failure feels not just personal, but representational.
  15. overnights
    Master of None Recap: Two to TangoBroken by a double betrayal, Alicia and Denise realize that they simply cannot be what the other needs anymore.
  16. overnights
    Master of None Season-Premiere Recap: Forever and a DayThe life Denise (Lena Waithe) and Alicia (Naomi Ackie) have made together is a beautiful one that neither feels fully at home in.
  17. close reads
    P-Valley Shows Stripping For What It Is: LaborAmid the glitz and glamor of The Pynk, we’re reminded again and again that strippers are workers, and they have worker concerns.
  18. close reads
    Santana Lopez Kept Glee HonestAs played by Naya Rivera, the ever-unapologetic Santana could be straight-up cruel — and it was the best thing about her.
  19. close reads
    The Peril of Issa and Molly’s Fractured Insecure FriendshipIt’s not about who’s right and who’s wrong. It’s about the emotional damage of falling out with your best friend.
  20. vulture lists
    The Many Secret Siblings of the CW’s Teen Dramas, RankedFrom One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl to Riverdale, which version of this inevitable trope is the most chaotic?