Did you see season 1 of She’s Gotta Have It on Netflix? I did. I’m one of those people who were old enough to see the first one around the time it came out (1986). I was young, but even then I understood how controversial the movie was. A woman having three sexual partners at the same time and throw in another relationship with a woman on top of that? Yeah, that was very very controversial way back in 1986. Times were very different, and people were a lot more judgemental of things they did not do themselves or understand. Fast forward to today. Times have changed drastically from the 1986 stone-age days. Up is now down, right is now left, and white is now black. There’s not too much that is seen as surprising these days or even out of the norm. That was the attraction of She’s Gotta Have It way back in 1986. If you took that away, I wasn’t so sure how much you would have left. Who is surprised that a woman would be sleeping with multiple men at the same time, and that one of her lovers would be a woman? Probably no one. This is the reason why I thought a remake of a movie like She’s Gotta Have It in today’s world would be a guaranteed failure. I was wrong! Wrong like a muthaf***er. Spike Lee managed to recreate his movie, turn it into a series, and make it something great. Instead of trying to stick to the script, Lee added some 2017 flair to the show. Granted, a lot of things in the show showed Spike’s age and his disconnect to 20 somethings in today’s world, but Spike Lee still managed to recreate something old and give it a new flair. Anyway, She’s Gotta Have It turned out to be one of those series that I was hoping would have a part 2. And I guess I wasn’t the only one to see things that way, because the show is coming back for a season 2!
Variety (@variety) reports, Netflix has given a second season order to the hour-long series She’s Gotta Have It, based on the 1986 movie that launched Spike Lee’s career as a filmmaker. The series, produced by Netflix, has been picked up for eight episodes. Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, Barry Michael Cooper, and Lynn Nottage are executive producers. The 10 episodes of season 1 on Netflix premiered on November 23rd. Spike Lee directed all 10 episodes.
As usual, the NFL held their annual clearance day sale. The sale usually take place the morning after the final game of the season is played. This year was no different. The only thing that really shocks me was that there were so few.
Teams that axed their head coaches included the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, and the Indianapolis Colts. All of these teams had a terrible year. I’m kind of surprised that the Colts didn’t receive a pass, especially considering their starting QB, Andrew Luck was out all season. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians announced his retirement this morning, and Giants former head coach, Ben Mcadoo didn’t make it to the end of the season before he was fired. So if you really wanted to add Mcadoo and Arians to the list, the count would only go up to six. I personally, thought that there could’ve been a lot more. Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Bucs, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, and even the Dallas Cowboys are worth taken into consideration, if you want to be completely honest. All of theses teams had very high expectations for this season, coming off of last year’s performance. All underachieved. Especially Tampa Bay and Dallas. Based off of last season’s effort, it would’ve been hard to tell any NFL analyst that the Cowboys weren’t going to the Super Bowl this season, or at the very least winning the NFC East, they did neither. And when Tampa added Deshaun Jackson to their roster there were low rumblings of a Super Bowl in Tampa, based on their performance from the prior year with an explosive weapon like Jackson. But I guess NFL owners see something that I don’t. That’s probably why they’re owners and I’m just a person making assumptions from the outside. But still, to me, the number of head coaches axed so far seems a little low. Maybe there will be a few more head coaches getting the ax in the weeks to come.
A report of a disturbance call at a suburban Denver residence led to an ambush of multiple police officers. When the smoke cleared, four officers were injured and a sheriff deputy was killed.
USA Today (@usatoday) reports, one sheriff’s deputy was killed and four police officers were wounded when they were ambushed in a suburban Denver neighborhood. The assailant fired off more than 100 rounds in the “ambush style” attack.
The gunman was killed by additional officers who rushed to the scene. Police had been responding to a disturbance call at an apartment complex. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock described it as an “ambush style” attack on the officers.
“They were shot very, very quickly. They went down within seconds of each other. He knew we were coming, and we obviously let him know we were there.” Spurlock said.
The deputy killed in the ambush was identified as 29-year old, Zackari Parrish. He had been hit multiple times by gunfire.
The gunman was armed with a rifle, but no details other than that have been released. Officials say the incident is still under investigation. The four wounded deputies are hospitalized in stable condition. Two civilians were also injured in the gunfire.
The gunman was identified as 37-year old, Matthew Riehl. Riehl was an armed forces veteran who had once exchanged angry tweets with the sheriff’s office. Police say Riehl was known to authorities, but had no arrest record on file. Riehl attended law school at the University of Wyoming. A school spokesperson said the school had been investigating social media rants Riehl had made against the school for months. Riehl’s Facebook page was full of images associated with the Alt-Right. He also posted a video where he said he was running for Douglas County Sheriff as a Libertarian. The Libertarian Party Of Colorado said they had no association whatsoever with Riehl.
I’m always searching for something interesting that might be worth watching on Netflix. I try to keep an open mind and not stick to one category. I try to check out a little bit of everything. This may be something that could be interesting. Check out the trailer for “End Of The F***ing World” coming to Netflix January 5th
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