Community·Posted on Dec 30, 2021Need Something To Binge-Watch Now That "Insecure" Is Over? Here Are My 7 RecommendationsIf you're wondering what to watch next, you've come to the right place.by sumtin_bloggingCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail Now that Insecure is over, we're all wondering what's next? Insecure was a friend that we invited into our homes every Sunday, or if you're like me, on Mondays to catch the recap on HBO MAX. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF HBO Max / Via giphy.com We felt seen and heard, and now we're left wondering if their legacy will help inspire new generations of black storytellers. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF HBO Max / Via giphy.com Here are my 7 recommendations for shows similar to Insecure. 1. Harlem Amazon Prime Harlem on Amazon Prime could not have come at a better time. It's new and fresh and if you haven't seen it, now is the time before Season 2 starts (if it renews). Like Insecure, the music for the show is on point! Meagan Good plays Camille, so if you were missing a black female lead, this show has four of them! Just like Issa had her group of friends, Camille has her ride-or-die BFFs from college taking on their new fun and challenging adult life. We love seeing black women follow their dreams, so if you're looking for more female bosses owning their careers like Miss Issa Dee, then Harlem is the show for you. 2. Love Life (Season 2) HBO Max Now you can watch the first season if you want. I did, but what they did with Season 2...I don't know whose idea it was, but they need a raise ASAP. Season 2 of Love Life has more black characters and tells a love story from a male perspective, which we rarely get to see. If you enjoyed the performance of William Jackson Harper from The Good Place, then you're going to love this rom-com series. Like Insecure, we get to see the ups and a lot of downs when it comes to dating. We also get to see the awkward and quirky side which we don't see a lot of in black characters on television. One thing I loved about Insecure is that we got to see the inside conversations of Lawrence and his guy friends talking. We get that with Marcus and his friends as well. *SPOILER ALERT* Also, just like we got to find out if Issa and Lawrence will ever end up together, Marcus takes us on adventures of his dating life after his BIG breakup too. 3. She's Gotta Have It Netflix Keeping on the theme of dating life, Nola Darling has a few men in her life. Obviously, we're all going to have our favorite one, so you're just going to have to watch and find out which one is yours. Nola is an artist and just like Issa, she struggled to find her voice in the beginning, but watching to the end to see their growth is always worth it! You can watch this show on Netflix. It's also based on a black-and-white film by Spike Lee, so that might be worth the watch as well. 4. Girlfriends Cbs Photo Archive / CBS via Getty Images A classic and a favorite, if you have already seen it then it's definitely worth the re-watch. Netflix recently added it to their collection, so I recommend checking it out before they take it off. Joan, Maya, Lynn, and Toni really set the tone for black female friendships on television. They showed us everything, the good and the messy with many of the underlying themes still holding true today. Also, it should go without saying that if you love this show, then you should check out Black-ish as well. The series finale will be airing soon! 5. Being Mary Jane BET This is a show I'm going to have to re-watch from the beginning myself! Gabrielle Union plays the lead and really takes us on a journey. There's so much to unpack with this show, from family to relationships, we get it all over the course of 5 seasons. We see the glitz and glamour, but we get to really dive into the life of this beautiful and brilliant TV news anchor. 6. All American The CW All American is more than just football. Like Insecure, it's black-led and based in L.A. The show is also supposed to have a spin-off coming soon! If you enjoy this then I also recommend watching The Game. 7. I May Destroy You HBO Max All I'm going to say is Michaela Coel did what needed to be done with this show. It's a must-watch for everyone! There are some strong and sensitive topics so be advised, this may trigger you.