She's Gotta Have It: Season 1 (2017)

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She's Gotta Have It

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Fun, fascinating and feminist, Spike Lee's classic is born again for a new generation.

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Critic Ratings: 62

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 23, 2017

Brooklyn artist Nola lays down her philosophy on sex and freedom between visits from her three lovers: thoughtful Jamie, playful Mars and cocky Greer.

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While Nola works through the aftermath of a disturbing encounter, her friend Shemekka considers changing her body to boost her earning potential.

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After a setback, Nola tries to regain her power and confidence with help from a little black dress. But the effect isn't what she hoped.

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Fed up with the toxic energy in her life, Nola embarks on a man cleanse. That doesn't mean her lovin' bed is empty, though.

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Nola faces challenges at her new teaching job, Jamie learns his son has made a startling viral video, and Shemekka takes a decisive step.

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Emotions run high as Nola prepares for her art opening -- and her men realize they aren't invited to the big night. Shemekka makes her dancing debut.

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Greer decides it's time to break the rules. Meanwhile, Nola stews over a review from a critic, and Jamie slips into a confusing spiral.

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Nola veers between joy and panic when two sudden changes of fortune leave her scrambling to cover her bills. Jamie turns to an old friend for help.

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Amid rising tensions in the neighborhood, Nola tries to channel all her energy into her art. But she soon finds herself thrust into the spotlight.

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Awkward surprises, a bold new work of art and the sweet sounds of Prince turn a holiday feast into an unforgettable night.

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Nola Darling struggles to stay true to herself and her dreams while juggling three lovers in this Spike Lee series based on his breakout film.

Cast & Crew

DeWanda Wise
Nola Darling
Margot Bingham
Clorinda Bradford
Cleo Anthony
Greer Childs
Ilfenesh Hadera
Opal Gilstrap
Joie Lee
Septima
Sydney Morton
Cheryl Overstreet
Lyriq Bent
Jamie Overstreet
Anthony Ramos
Mars Blackmon
Chyna Layne
Shemekka Epps
Tonya Lewis Lee
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for She's Gotta Have It Season 1

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (35)

She's Gotta Have It throws the Cosmopolitans in the bin, it's fiercely female led and it's a massive, much needed breathe of fresh air.

Feb 9, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

[She's Gotta Have It] shows a master who continues to be just as inspired and necessary, 31 years later.

Nov 22, 2017 | Full Review…

In this, Nola, Brooklyn and the music rule.

Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

One of the virtues of getting to make a TV show out of a movie is the opportunity to expand the world of that movie, to give each character his or her due. In She's Gotta Have It, Lee does that.

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Nola felt ahead of her time in 1986; she still does, as the men still struggle with her unshakeable independence.

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The story's relevance dominates all stylistic foibles.

Nov 13, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

...the Netflix adaptation had a disappointing end to season one. The last episode was an anticlimax that left you with nothing learnt after 10 episodes.

Apr 15, 2020 | Full Review…

As it sheds the safety blanket of style, She's Gotta Have It breaks through as an extremely compelling character narrative.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

While full of homages to the 1986 black-and-white indie classic from the get go, this She's Gotta Have It is a rare second pass that breathes new life into its updated, 21st century story and goes much further than before.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

[Anthony Ramos] steals every scene he's in. Best part of She's Gotta Have It, hands down.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

This series explores many things such as sex, competing personalities, beauty standards and things that African-American women deal with.

Aug 26, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm not making love to either Greer or Jamie, and I'm tired.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for She's Gotta Have It: Season 1

  • Oct 10, 2020
    Spike Lee has obviously run out of ideas and is pointlessly rehashing the old ones. Lee's tendency to preachily hammer home a message is evident throughout, and its the same messages as always. The dialogue is very unnatural and corny. It's an old man's idea of what young, cool people are like.
  • Dec 26, 2019
    The show is too preachy, without reaching any moralising conclusions, which is weird. So many unresolved conflicts, the art is mediocre. Poorly scripted and acted.
  • May 24, 2019
    DeWanda Wise is AMAZING. She is an extraordinary talent; a great actress, beautiful, facial expressions, her laugh, her body language and she makes it all seamless and natural. She gives Nola Darling justice. Spike Lee has really made something special here. The art and production and direction has created a unique amazing show. Definitely one of the greatest shows out there today!
  • Jan 26, 2019
    I love this show. It's fresh, unpredictable, educational...it's a whole experience.
  • Nov 25, 2018
    This was so bad. Acting was terrible as was the storyline.
  • Oct 07, 2018
    Hate the ending. At the end she fits perfectly the stereotype of woman that ends with multiple children from different males as single mother. Simply remove the money and beauty that most of the people doesn't have. A glorified children make children.
  • Apr 03, 2018
    I’m sorry this show has to go. It felt like a group of writers including Spike trying to put there own views into the dialing of theses characters trying to force their views into the series. It’s seemed like no one knew who was Nola and why she does the things she does. She was a free spirit with no confidence behind her choices yet pretends to know who she is. I guess if you put it like that she is very relevant to how people behavie today. It felt like a bunch of look what I know look how I think. No real structure to a serious I didn’t get attached to the characters or the story. Spike is was at times beautiful but is was an art piece. It wasn’t a serious show. I’m sorru but they make me think that she is a woman who owns her sexuality then follows up with a back step in the next moment. She seems to love women and respect and want to rep feminism but then takes her friends man. I am I the only one lost at that act. I don’t get it I have respect to Mr. Lee but this was a sad revamp
  • Mar 20, 2018
    LOVED this series!! Once you get past the first episode (wasn’t a fan of the pilot), this show provides a very dynamic view on modern relationships. The writing is rich, and the direction is done with so much artistry and care. It gave me vibes of Sex and the City (but more poetic and in Brooklyn) and Insecure (with SIGNIFICANTLY better writing). I had to rewatch some episodes just to catch everything.
  • Jan 02, 2018
    Modern drama with some great musical backing
  • Dec 26, 2017
    Spike Lee updates his debut film into a Netflix series, and the results are stylish, pleasing and shockingly contemporary. Like the movie, She's Gotta Have It finds substance in style, with informative breaking-the-fourth-wall scenes and lovely cuts. At times the flourishes can be a bit distracting (namely scenes that incorporate song-lyric subtitles), but for the most part they're fascinating, and the material from Spike Lee's film finds ample ground to cover more modern concerns. Anyone whose been following cinema news as of lately should know about Lee's rather hostile views of gentrification in Brooklyn, and She's Gotta Have It acts as a platform for him to get his aggression out. At times it can be preachy, but for the most part it's enlightening, and the fact She's Gotta Have It's four protagonists have changed so little from their film counterparts also is telling of how despite how much our world has changed in the last 30 years, gender politics have been more complacent. An often outstanding first season, and with this, Insecure, and Dear White People, there's little argument that 2017 was a truly progressive year for African-American television.

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