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The Get Down 

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A ragtag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s.
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Justice Smith ...  Ezekiel 'Books' Figuero 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Shameik Moore ...  Shaolin Fantastic 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Herizen F. Guardiola ...  Mylene Cruz 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Skylan Brooks ...  Ra-Ra Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Tremaine Brown Jr. ...  Boo-Boo Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ...  Cadillac 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Jimmy Smits ...  Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Jaden Smith ...  Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Stefanée Martin ...  Yolanda Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Shyrley Rodriguez Shyrley Rodriguez ...  Regina 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Zabryna Guevara ...  Mrs. Cruz 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Daveed Diggs ...  Adult Books 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Pastor Ramon Cruz 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Kevin Corrigan ...  Jackie Moreno 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Judy Marte ...  Wanda 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Lillias White ...  Fat Annie 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Mamoudou Athie ...  Grandmaster Flash 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Brandon J. Dirden ...  Leon 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Eric Bogosian ...  Roy Asheton 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Michel Gill ...  Mr. Gunns 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Jason Genao ...  Napoleon 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Karen Aldridge ...  Adele Kipling 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Tory Devon Smith ...  Little Wolf 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Frank Wood ...  Ed Koch 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Mikey D'Astoli Mikey D'Astoli ...  Crash 6 episodes, 2016-2017
King Feliciano King Feliciano ...  Lopez 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Tremayne Rollins Tremayne Rollins ...  Daze 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Nina Martinez ...  Drugged Out Disco Queen 6 episodes, 2016
Ron Cephas Jones ...  Winston Kipling 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Jeremie Harris ...  Shane Vincent 5 episodes, 2017
Eric D. Hill Jr. ...  DJ Kool Herc 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Noah Le Gros ...  Thor 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Willie Estrada Willie Estrada ...  Willie 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Jordan Mahome ...  Slim 5 episodes, 2016-2017
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The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York City - broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them - except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco -- told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever. Written by Netflix

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A new series, with the potential of becoming a cult classic
31 August 2016 | by frangramajoSee all my reviews

This series has everything you have been asking for. Music, drama, love, bromance, (even some action) and music. Lots of great music. Really great music.

You might be thinking that because you were not alive at that time or you didn't leave anywhere near the Bronx, you might not understand it. But i lived all my life in Argentina, and i was born on 1999 and i have really adored it. The scriptwriters understand their job perfectly.

The speed on storytelling is plainly delightful, and the story itself makes you suffer and wonder a lot. Its awesome. And lots of fun. Lots.

Please watch it, we need more series like that on Netflix. We deserve, as a society, good entertaining quality shows like this.

I hope you enjoy it as much as i did.


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