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
I watch a lot of TV shows; most of them in fact. This is the one that has me swapping from VLC to Wikipedia to check facts. I have never been so intrigued to learn so much about an oppressed past that happened so recently in my own country. How do we not know about these things? Fortunately. we soon all will.
This show will bring out the Get Down in you. You probably don't even know what that means. I didn't. But you soon will. We all need it, and it is here for your learning.
Get down my friends, and understand what that means.
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