The BEST Episodes of She's Gotta Have It

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2019

Network: Netflix

A Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties finds it difficult to define what she wants from her personal and professional life.

#4MyNegusAndMyBishes (ALL WORDS MATTER)

#1 - #4MyNegusAndMyBishes (ALL WORDS MATTER)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

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

star 8.01
75 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: Barry Michael Cooper
#NolasChoice (3 DA HARD WAY)

#2 - #NolasChoice (3 DA HARD WAY)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

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

star 7.92
62 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: Spike Lee
#IAmYourMirror

#3 - #IAmYourMirror

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 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.

star 7.88
17 votes
#BootyFull (SELF ACCEPTANCE)

#4 - #BootyFull (SELF ACCEPTANCE)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

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

star 7.80
96 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: Radha Blank
#I'mFeelingMyFeelings

#5 - #I'mFeelingMyFeelings

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 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.

star 7.80
35 votes
#SuperFunkyCaliFragiSexy

#6 - #SuperFunkyCaliFragiSexy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 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.

star 7.80
20 votes
#LuvIzLuv (SEXUALITY IS FLUID)

#7 - #LuvIzLuv (SEXUALITY IS FLUID)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

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.

star 7.79
84 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: Eisa Davis
#NationTime

#8 - #NationTime

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 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.

star 7.76
21 votes
#HeGotItAllMixedUp (DYSLEXIA)

#9 - #HeGotItAllMixedUp (DYSLEXIA)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

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.

star 7.75
65 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: Cinqué Lee
#LBD (LITTLE BLACK DRESS)

#10 - #LBD (LITTLE BLACK DRESS)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

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.

star 7.74
77 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: Lynn Nottage
#ChangeGonCome (GENTRIFICATION)

#11 - #ChangeGonCome (GENTRIFICATION)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

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.

star 7.68
62 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: Radha Blank
#ConeyIslandIsTheEndOfTheLine

#12 - #ConeyIslandIsTheEndOfTheLine

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 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.

star 7.62
21 votes
#DaJumpoff (DOCTRINE)

#13 - #DaJumpoff (DOCTRINE)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 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.

star 7.58
139 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: Spike Lee; Radha Blank; Barry Michael Cooper
#OhJudoKnow?

#14 - #OhJudoKnow?

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 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.

star 7.53
17 votes
#HowToMakeLoveToANegroWithoutGettingTired

#15 - #HowToMakeLoveToANegroWithoutGettingTired

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

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.

star 7.48
58 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: Joie Lee
#WhenYourChickensComeHometoRoost

#16 - #WhenYourChickensComeHometoRoost

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 24, 2019

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

star 7.47
19 votes
#LoveDontPayDaRent (IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW)

#17 - #LoveDontPayDaRent (IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

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.

star 7.44
62 votes
Directors: Spike Lee
Writers: Barry Michael Cooper
#LuvStings

#18 - #LuvStings

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 24, 2019

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

star 7.43
21 votes
#OnTheComeUpTheComeDown&TheComeRound

#19 - #OnTheComeUpTheComeDown&TheComeRound

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 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.

star 6.88
17 votes