It is beginning to look like South Korea has favoured-nation status at Netflix. Or perhaps it is just that our friends in the south have always been adept at making accomplished television but it went largely unregarded elsewhere until streaming arrived. So we should not be surprised by the quality of new series Hyena , a legal drama-romance that spends far less time in drab, suffocating courtrooms than out in the real world, where people deceive, flatter, lie, conceal and embark on ruinous relationships – and that’s just the lawyers. Ju Ji-hoon is Yoon Hee-jae, a hotshot lawyer fast-tracking his way to riches in a leading company with the help of family connections and a ballooning ego. Kim Hye-soo plays his nemesis, Jung Geum-ja, the boss of a struggling legal firm of two, who will connive, bribe, throw punches and adopt disguises to steal clients from rival firms, especially Hee-jae’s. Those clients resemble the worst kind of gossip-magazine fodder, distinguished only by money they have barely earned, fawned over by the masses and led here, with the right combination of menace and slime, by Ji Hyun-joon as a louche lout. But ultimately this is a competition to be the last hyena (it makes a change from calling lawyers snakes) standing as the two counsels embark on their opposites-attract, will-they-won’t-they liaison … even though it becomes clear early on they already have. Perhaps the real appeal of Hyena is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, allowing the leading characters space to mess up, be vilified repeatedly, then redeem themselves. Series one, streaming in its entirety from today, makes for an engaging trip through some questionable business practices, surprisingly elastic statutes and shameless chicanery. But all that really counts is the law of the swamp. Issa Rae’s Insecure returns to HBO for fourth series Lest we forget, for some sections of society insecurity is a way of life, which is probably why sitcoms, romcoms and domcoms were invented in the first place. Insecure , back for its fourth series (from April 13, at 10am on HBO and HBO Go; re-runs at 11pm on HBO), relies on elements of all three but draws a hefty percentage of its ingredients from serious drama. Issa (series star and co-creator Issa Rae) is mistress of the self-flagellatory internal conversation, consistently doubting the meaning of life but still finding the courage to push on with her work for a Los Angeles charity. Mr OneTwo on life as a black American actor in China Best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji) may be a lawyer (another one) but her professional qualifications can’t help when she begins stumbling through her latest romantic entanglement. The laughs spawned individually – often of the ironic, socially mortifying type – are worth the admission; together the two generate a humour that comprises more than the sum of its parts. If Insecure is a depiction of African-American women’s experience of the American dream, then it seems even the reasonably well off are required to dream hard to establish their place in the world. Life’s little comedies and tragedies happen to them, not at their bidding. Insecure doesn’t skimp on graphic depictions of its characters’ sex lives either: shades of grey, as well as black?