The full season of She’s Gotta Have It is available on Netflix beginning November 23rd.
If you’re looking for a great Thanksgiving binge, I recommend the new Spike Lee-directed series She’s Gotta Have It. The ten episodes are filled with lush visuals and design, as well as fully formed characters that you connect to. Instead of a traditional review, we decided to do something a little different this Turkey Day.
She’s Gotta Have It follows Nola Darling, as she navigates her personal and career challenges all while managing her hectic love life. Nola regularly sees three men, each with very different qualities. Now of course she doesn’t need to choose just one – that’s kind of the show’s point – but if theoretically she were to settle down with one of them, who would be the best choice? Below are Nola’s suitors, ranked from worst to best decision.
3) Jamie Overstreet
A successful businessman, Jamie embodies a guiding father figure. On the plus side, he can certainly provide for Nola, and you get the sense he genuinely cares about her. But his personal troubles loom large; Jamie still lives with wife although they’re getting a divorce, and his young son is nothing but trouble. Even if Nola can overlook that, there’s one flaw that cannot be ignored: His controlling personality. Nola is a strong woman who will not be defined by her man, and Jamie doesn’t seem like he’d be okay with that. So while he believes he’s doing the right thing, monogamy would just not work between Jamie Overstreet and Nola Darling.
2) Mars Blackmon
The young Mars is often hilarious, but always childish. He provides Nola with much needed fun and good vibes. Often he is the show’s comic relief. Like Jamie, Mars is obsessed with Nola and would do anything for her. And while their interests don’t clash, he’s simply too immature to commit to. In the show he proves useful, helping Nola track down the vandal attacking her street art, yet realistically she would be unsatisfied tethered to Mars and unable to further her art career.
1) Greer Childs
I know, I know, it’s an unexpected choice. If you’ve only watched the first couple of episodes, Greer comes off as a shallow prick. Rest assured that as the series progresses, his character becomes a lot more relatable and well rounded. As for why he’s perfect for Nola, Greer is attractive, cultured, and eventually understands he needs to let Nola do her own thing. When I finished the last of the ten episodes, I was confident Greer Childs would be the highest on this list.