A coming-of-age story about four bright, street-savvy friends navigating their way through high school in the gritty inner city of South Central Los Angeles. Dealing with the danger of getting their friend out of a gang and friends turning into romance, danger is constant.
Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.
Brian Tyree Henry,
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
Let's start by saying I am a 54 year old white woman with a 15 year old son and we both LOVE this show - go figure! We just finished watching the final episode of this season and can not wait until the next season. The 70s, the Bronx, the clothes (Huckapoo shirts - I didn't think anyone remembered those but they were quintessential garments back then). What's not to love - the editing, the music, the story and characters are all genius. Baz Luhrman has done it again. Such nostalgia presented in a modern way. Love the news footage - I'm guessing some of it is authentic?!? I highly recommend this show. Have fun!
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