She's Gotta Have It: Season 2 Reviews

May 30, 2019
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 28, 2019
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
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 3, 2019
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.
June 1, 2019
Wise devours the screen every time she appears. She is a star, no question and she's getting better.
May 29, 2019
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
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 24, 2019
Though Lee still occasionally has a hard time framing female characters without sexualizing or victimizing them... Wise's fantastic performance compensates for his faults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5