Most of my thoughts in the order that I thought them while watching the second season of She’s Gotta Have It S2 E7 #OhJudoKnow on a sunny Tuesday morning in Southern California while sitting —again-- on my pink, velvet couch. (I’m procrastinating on going to the gym.)
For the slow folk: SPOILER ALERT!!!!!
Wait. We’re in Puerto Rico. I’m not mad at it. But like…. How did we get here? Was a trip ever mentioned?
LOL. Puerto Ricans hate Christopher Columbus too. They’re just like us.
Mars needs a show on the History Channel. His take on PR history is amazing! I would watch this all day.
And yes, America, we do need to take down the Christopher Columbus statues. Along with the rest of the confederate monuments.
Travel note: unless it’s a dude with a proven history of good taste, NEVER let a man pick the accommodations. Men don’t have the same standards as women.
Winny tried to slip in that handcuffs and Nutella. LOL.
Also, his jail flashback? I love Fat Joseph Cartenga.
Mars in day-glo swim trunks is awesome. Also, I need to know more about the tradition of the seven dips in the ocean. And this seems to be a holiday. Cause there are fireworks. Which holiday is this?
Aww. Mars vulnerability in his prayer. “I’m down to learn if you’re down to teach me.”
Ok. They’re walking around PR giving money away to organizations in Puerto Rico. And this is dope. I’m not mad at highlighting PR, or showing what’s happening on the ground in PR. It’s interesting and the cinematography is beautiful. I’m just trying to figure out how it fits in to the actual plot of the story.
Ok. We’re picking up the eviction storyline from like five episodes ago.
ROSIE PEREZ looks great!
Awww! Poor Shemecca. These butt shots are a never-ending tragedy.
Wait. WHAT? When did Shemecca become Winnie’s girl?
“Where did you get a pair of those hazel eyes? Jamestown?” Wait. Is that a slavery joke?
Ma Duke says Nola and Mars are like honey and molasses. They are. I think they would be horrendous in a relationship at this point. Ain’t a bit of responsibility between the two of them.
Mother wisdom: The paintbrush must tell the truth of who we are. You are not serving your blessing. Your blessing is to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. As an artist, I receive this.
Wait. When did Nola’s show get confirmed? I know she was working on it, but like when did it happen? This is frustrating.
Free Africans in PR? What?? I need to go read.
I love learning about the Afro-Puerto Rican culture and seeing all these beautiful, fluffy-haired black people and seeing all the Africa in Puerto Rico. And hearing this soulful music. Spike Lee is learning me something good today. And I need to go back to Puerto Rico and not just walk through Old Town and shop/eat. That said…
There is no story here. It’s a bunch of beautiful, culture-filled scenes cobbled together. Like, if Spike wants to make a documentary about Puerto Rico as seen through the eyes of various characters he’s created over the years. I’m down for it. But doing it in the middle of another story is…. I appreciate the information. Just not the time/place for it.
Ok. Mecca is talking about liking Winny and having issues with him running a burlesque club. But like, this conflict NEVER goes anywhere. They keep introducing conflicts and storylines that don’t go anywhere. Whyyyyyyy?
The woman dressed as Oshun? Beautiful. And I’m probably expected to know who Oshun is, but honest to God, before everyone started making all the references after Lemonade came out, I had no real idea. Like, I knew of the orishas in theory, but not in any detail.
Everyone keeps telling Nola that she is Oshun’s daughter and I don’t get the significance of this. I do not know what this means. I need someone in the story to spell it out for me.
What ritual is Nola performing where she is dancing in white. I know it’s a ritual because of the white and the circle and the drums and the chanting. The lack of context is killing me here. Also, Africa is everywhere.
Nola looks so beautiful. She’s a pretty woman. But something about travelling makes her even prettier. I thought she was extra pretty in the Vineyard scenes too. Also, the blond in the yellow shirt is gorgeous too.
These shots of Nola and Mars sitting by the water are amazing. People with melanin look so beautiful in white. The drone shot is amazing.
I’m so confused by Rosie’s confession that Mars’s father is Mookie. Like you been lying to this man about his father for all these years and he has like no reaction to this? It defies logic. Like, his reaction is to have a question, then all laughs? Huh?
Also, I get that she’s in character from Do The Right Thing for the father to be Mookie, but this is bizarre.
I love this scene where Mars pays his respects to Roberto Clemente and other famous Puerto Ricans.
Yeah. I just need Spike to go ahead and do a Puerto Rico documentary. Cause this was beautiful and informative, but plotless.
NEXT EPISODE: Season 2, Episode 8