The Get Down: Season 1 Videos
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as Mylene Cruz
as Shaolin Fantastic
as Marcus "Dizzie" Kipling
as Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz
as Grandmaster Flash
as Yolanda Kipling
as Pastor Ramon Cruz
as Fat Annie
as Mrs. Cruz
as Mr. Gunns
as Little Wolf
as Ms. Green
as Jackie Moreno
as Ezekiel (Adult)
News & Interviews for The Get Down: Season 1
If you can dig the vibe, the feature-length first episode becomes as absorbing as it is theatrical.
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.
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.
[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.
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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