She's Gotta Have It: Season 2 (2019)

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Season 2
She's Gotta Have It

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She's Gotta Have It wades through some narrative wilderness after shifting away from its founding romantic conceit, but Spike Lee's vibrant eye and DeWanda Wise's darling performance keep proceedings engaging.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 8

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Episodes

Air date: May 24, 2019

Eighteen months later, as Nola navigates a committed relationship with Opal, Mars finds himself out of work and in need of a place to crash.

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Air date: May 24, 2019

Amid rising tensions with Opal, Nola weighs an offer to use her street art in an ad campaign and has an unsettling run-in at Skylar's school.

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Air date: May 24, 2019

Feeling raw, Nola cleans house and goes back to therapy. Meanwhile, Shemekka returns to the motel where she got her injections.

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Air date: May 24, 2019

In Martha's Vineyard, Nola gets a chance to learn from artists like Carrie Mae Weems and Amy Sherald. But an unwelcome surprise throws her off her game.

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Air date: May 24, 2019

As Brooklyn celebrates Prince at the Purple People Party, Nola snaps portraits for earWave. Septima rehearses a play with George C. Wolfe.

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Air date: May 24, 2019

Clorinda contends with mounting pressure from Danton and romantic tensions with Mars. Skylar confronts Nola about her relationship with Jamie.

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Air date: May 24, 2019

Nola, Mars, Shemekka and Winny take an eye-opening trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to deliver money for hurricane relief efforts.

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Air date: May 24, 2019

During a launch party for her hair care line, Shemekka forces Nola and Clo to hash out their problems. The earWave campaign takes a maddening turn.

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Air date: May 24, 2019

Friends, former lovers and fellow artists turn out for Nola's first solo show, where a provocative new piece stirs up strong emotions.

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As summer comes to Brooklyn, Nola gears up for new creative challenges and next-level relationship bliss. But things don't turn out quite as she hoped.

Cast & Crew

DeWanda Wise
Nola Darling
Fat Joe
Winnie Win
Margot Bingham
Clorinda Bradford
Cleo Anthony
Greer Childs
Ilfenesh Hadera
Opal Gilstrap
Lyriq Bent
Jamie Overstreet
Anthony Ramos
Mars Blackmon
Chyna Layne
Shemekka Epps
Tonya Lewis Lee
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Critic Reviews for She's Gotta Have It Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Unconvincing as breezy sitcom or weighty satire, Season 2 of She's Gotta Have It diverges further from Lee's romance-centric source material but offers its protagonist little imaginative recourse.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

She's Gotta Have It is unusual in that it's...fine. It's just fine. It plays less like a show and more like an homage to Spike Lee himself, where he opens up his artist's notebook and shows us all of his influences.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

There's too much life, color, beauty and music in "She's Gotta Have It" for any solo annoyance to completely detract from the pleasure it gives, and it's still worth your time, if not necessarily by way of a speedy consumption.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

In its second season, the show creates its own narrative by diving into Nola's career and artistic authenticity, rather than focusing on her love life. It's a gamble that doesn't pay off.

May 28, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

What's merciful about Season Two of She's Gotta Have It is that, for once, Spike Lee loosens his grip just enough to let a black woman character speak for herself.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

This season was so distinctly a "Spike Lee joint" that fans of the filmmaker might be able to overlook the underdeveloped characters and stylistic tropes.

Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Wise devours the screen every time she appears. She is a star, no question and she's getting better.

May 31, 2019 | Full Review…

At times, the show seems to want to be an ensemble, but never makes it there. Each of these characters introduces someone new to the story to the point that the narrative feels crowded.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The second season of Netflix's "She's Gotta Have It" serves as an example of how intention and craft can still overcome a slightly lacking narrative.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Though Lee still occasionally has a hard time framing female characters without sexualizing or victimizing them... Wise's fantastic performance compensates for his faults.

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for She's Gotta Have It: Season 2

  • Aug 15, 2019
    She's Gotta Have It - Season 2 was brilliant and beautiful ... it discussed the hard topics of social constructs and made them stimulating to the eye. DeWanda wise was wonderful to watch as Nola - she has morphed and changed and that is what we wanted to see.
  • Jul 05, 2019
    Not as good as the first season. Although it touches on important social justice issues that are topical in America the story and writing is just not there.
  • Jun 27, 2019
    The show is about a Spike Lee in drag as Nola Darling. Everything that comes out of her mouth seems like a lecture to the un-cultured and un-woke masses. Nothing sounds like a flesh and bone woman that walks this earth - unless Spike now identifies as a woman. Even the sex scenes devoid of romance or any genuine feeling, seem written by and for guys. I genuinely felt sorry for DeWanda Wise in the exploitive and gratuitous lesbian sex scene in the season opener. From there it only got worse. At the end of the day, Spike's vision of an artist is just not that intriguing. I'd rather watch BBC gardening shows. At least their creations don't need to be explained in faux profound treatises by their own creators as the artists in SGHI2. So were left with a beautiful lead perhaps talented but with little to do but smile all knowingly and roll her eyes. I can't remember a moment in the entire season of anything close to registering as a true emotion from her character Nola Darling. I can't blame her but shallow end kiddy pool writing.

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