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It took me two days, but I quickly binge-watched all of “The Get Down” on Netflix. And that seems intense, but the show actually only has 6 episodes. It’s a 12 episode first season, but Netflix decided to drop 6 episodes in 2016 and the next 6 episodes in 2017. And you must be wondering, what’s the show about?
I would define “The Get Down” as essentially a coming of age show with kids in the Bronx in the late ‘70s in the time of the birth of hiphop and hiphop culture. And the low-key decline of Disco. And if that seems a little confusing to you, then you can watch the trailer below to get more acquainted.
Now the producers of the show see the show as, “A music-driven drama series chronicling the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.” And that’s actually a better description compared to what I said about the show.
And after you’ve watched the trailer, you might still be wondering, why should I watch this show? And here’s why, you should watch this because the cast of the show is perfect. In every episode, everything seemed organic and real.
In the episodes, it didn’t feel like the show was forcing you to really understand what was going on, it made sense. The dialogue in the show is easy to follow and you really feel immersed in the show where you believe this is truly what the 70s in the Bronx looked like.
And now you’re thinking, you need more concrete evidence as to why you should watch this show and here’s some more. The show is a music-drama and everybody loves music and drama. The singing and rapping in this show is really good too, but what I really loved about the show is the dialogue. It’s a pretty hilarious show.
Jaden Smith is hilarious in this show, if you’ve watched the movie “Dope” the main character, who’s name in real life is Shameik Moore is hilarious. And one of the major points in the show, the relationship between the two characters in the show Ezekiel and Maylene never just feels like a cliche romantic relationship, it feels real.
The connection their share makes sense and it ties the show together nicely, honestly overall, it’s a loveable cast, but there’s also darkness in the show too.
New York wasn’t pretty in the 70s and if you didn’t know that, there’s a lot to learn in this show for you. The gangs, the killings, the drugs, there’s that knowledge plus seeing how hiphop was actually birthed is all pretty incredible to see. I don’t want to give too much away about the show, so I tried to be a little vague in how I’m persuading you to watch this show, but this show really has everything you’d love.
There’s music, there’s drama, there’s incredible characters and it’s only 6 episodes. And it’s easy to digest too. What I’m saying is, I loved watching every episode and I’d want you to enjoy that too. Let’s be serious for a minute, we’ve all binge-watched “Orange Is The New Black” and we’ve all binge-watched “Stranger Things”and I’m now giving you another show to watch on Netflix, so what are you waiting for?
MY MOTTO IS: IF YOU WANNA WIN THE LOTTERY, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE MONEY TO BUY A TICKET!
From The 6ix,With Love
Thank You For Reading
Sincerely, Kid From The 6ix
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