Network: Netflix
StarringDeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent

Spike Lee made his debut into the television series format with She’s Gotta Have It, an update to his classic 1986 film. With a nod to his brilliant cinematic eye, and a reimagining of his seminal characters (especially the talented DeWanda Wise as Nola Darling and Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos taking up the mantle of Mars Blackmon), Lee found a way to not only retell the film’s original tale, but dive into the art of relationships, blackness, sexual assault, identity, and more topics relevant to the world we live in now. Even when the dialogue gets a bit heavy-handed, the underlying message is a vital jumping off period for today’s America. —khal