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The Get Down: Season 1 (2015-2016)




Critic Consensus: The Get Down's vibrant music and energetic young cast help to elevate its meandering narrative.


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A music-driven drama set in 1970s-era New York about a group of kids in the South Bronx who find themselves at the nexus of the hip-hop, punk and disco scenes.


TJ Brown
as Boo-Boo
Herizen Guardiola
as Mylene Cruz
Shameik Moore
as Shaolin Fantastic
Jaden Smith
as Marcus "Dizzie" Kipling
Jimmy Smits
as Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz
Mamoudou Athie
as Grandmaster Flash
Stefanée Martin
as Yolanda Kipling
Giancarlo Esposito
as Pastor Ramon Cruz
Lillias White
as Fat Annie
Zabryna Guevara
as Mrs. Cruz
Michel Gill
as Mr. Gunns
Tory Devon Smith
as Little Wolf
Yolonda Ross
as Ms. Green
Kevin Corrigan
as Jackie Moreno
Daveed Diggs
as Ezekiel (Adult)
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Critic Reviews for The Get Down: Season 1

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (29)

The Baz Luhrmann Netflix series about the rise of hip-hop contains great music and set pieces that make it easy to binge-watch and enjoy.

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…

If you can dig the vibe, the feature-length first episode becomes as absorbing as it is theatrical.

October 4, 2016 | Full Review…

The Get Down wants to be gritty, but it doesn't quite know how. It's like a glistening manicure with the polish laid over flecks of dirt-under a few clear coats, schmutz is indistinguishable from glitter.

August 9, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a masterpiece.

August 5, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Production problems and creative challenges plagued The Get Down, with Luhrmann admittedly on the verge of giving up at several points. But he powered through and has birthed a grossly uneven but still oft-scintillating mess-terpiece.

August 11, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

[The premiere is] Luhrmann at his most bloated. Once the show moves into subsequent episodes, it maintains Luhrmann's trademark operatic stylizations, but it also factors in our need for a cogent, original narrative.

August 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Get Down: Season 1

The Get Down can get much like a soap opera and over the top very easily, and its musical numbers are rather on and off, but its powerful depiction of the political and social enviroment of the 1970s in New York City and whimsical presentation of its colorful cast is what will keep you entertained all throughout.


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