SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT Stream on Netflix. Spike Lee’s 1986 debut about a Brooklyn artist juggling lovers got an update in this Netflix series, which debuted in 2017. Directed by Lee and counting the playwright Eisa Davis among its writers, the first season introduced a new Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) and a feminist lens. “More expansive than interior, more defiant than dreamy, it’s a vibrant if uneven work in heated conversation with itself,” James Poniewozik wrote in his review of the first season for The New York Times. The second season, which debuts Friday, also makes time for episodes in Puerto Rico and on Martha’s Vineyard, in addition to its native Brooklyn. Anthony Ramos (“Hamilton”) returns as Mars Blackmon, the lover of Nola’s who was played by Lee in 1986. “At the end of Season 1, we knew who everybody was,” Lee said recently in an interview with the website Blackfilm. “Season 2 is ‘now what?’”
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD (2019) Rent on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube. For this World War I documentary, the director Peter Jackson was given a challenge: make a movie for the centennial of the Armistice using original footage, in an original way. Jackson, in keeping with his reputation for visual splendor, went a painstaking route. He and his team worked to restore the footage and colorize it. The resulting movie, made up of film shot on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918 paired with archival voice-overs from veterans, is a unique encapsulation of the lives of British soldiers who fought in the trenches. “This footage has been around for 100 years and these men had been buried behind a fog of damage, a mask of grain and jerkiness and sped-up film,” Jackson said in an interview with The Times last year. “Once restored, it’s the human aspect that you gain the most.”
WHAT / IF Stream on Netflix. Renée Zellweger plays a notorious San Francisco venture capitalist in this new anthology series from Mike Kelley, the creator of the early 2010s ABC thriller “Revenge.” The melodramatic plot involves Zellweger’s character, Anne Montgomery, disrupting the relationship of two newlyweds.
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STAR WARS: EPISODE I — THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999) 8 p.m. on TNT. Some things are best not to revisit. Whether this first installment in George Lucas’s “Star Wars” prequel movies is one of them is a matter of opinion — it was famously derided by critics when it was released. But in a recent article for The Times, Scott Tobias wrote that “Lucas’s obsession with world-building in ‘The Phantom Menace’ proved a more lasting contribution to film and television in the 21st century than it might have seemed at the time.” The movie turned 20 this week.