Why You Should Be Watching Netflix's "The Get Down"!
Let's go back in time…to 1977!
done it again with another SMASH HIT original series. “The
Get Down” is set in the South Bronx just as bankruptcy has
fallen over the city. The story follows a group of young people who
find their way through the power of music. Baz
Luhrmann created the show, along with Grandmaster
Flash as an associate producer, who is also portrayed on
screen. The show is extremely educational on how disco and hip-hop
came to be.
Here are 3 reasons why you should tune in!
1. Disco & Hip-Hop
If you are fan of '70s classics, you’ll love this show. There were no drum machines back in the day to help create the perfect sound. Knowing when a break would happen on a record was key. As they say on the show, "young grasshopper, you must arrive and depart." You must learn how to be in the present, but keep your mind on the future -- a few episodes in this should make sense. #purplecrayon
2. Location Authenticity
There’s something that is different about a show when it is actually shot in the location it is set in. "The Get Down" was filmed in many locations around NYC, including the Bronx itself. In many shots, you will see actual train footage from the '70s with graffiti.
3. Quality Cast
There are so many great people on this show, including our front manJustice Smith, whom you may recognize fromPapertowns. The show also stars Shameik Moore, Jaden Smith, Giancarlo Esposito, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks, Mamoudou Athie, Tremaine Brown Jr., and many more. They all bring something different to the table, whether it is the art of graffiti or scratching on a record without actually scratching it, they portray it to a tee.
Who’s ready for Part 2?
(Screenshot via YouTube)
- Brittany Taormina, YH Contributing Writer