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
Some of the slang they use is a mixture of modern day and old school. For example a character refers to a rhyme as being "tight" where as saying it was "fresh" or "def" which are circa early 80s would have rung through a little more genuine to the mid to late 70s vibe. See more »
A new series, with the potential of becoming a cult classic
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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