The Get Down: Season 1 Reviews

October 5, 2021
This is a story centered around poor Black and Latinx communities, their struggles with institutional abandonment, and their journeys to self-love and empowerment. We don't see that and I want more.
January 14, 2020
There's no recognizable human psychology, but often The Get Down reads like one of the best long-form music video projects since Thriller.
January 2, 2020
It's incredible. Genuinely. And like nothing you will have ever seen on television before.
April 24, 2019
Compared to the splendid look of the show, dipping back into those clips from IRL New York City news reports looks and feels cheap.
March 1, 2019
There is plenty to love about The Get Down, even if you can't get behind every creative choice.
July 10, 2018
The series created by Baz Luhrmann aspires to remain in the memory of the spectator because of its rhythm, its color and its brightness. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 29, 2018
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.
April 21, 2018
Production design, sound design, camerawork and performance are all precisely attenuated to create an overwhelming cinematic juggernaut. You don't watch it passively, you hang on for dear life.
March 7, 2018
More ambitiously, the show endeavors to show not just a new artwork but a new art coming into being.
November 28, 2017
It's full of strange and inexplicable decisions, like the baffling choice to frame the whole series as a story being told by the main character via rap ballad performed in concert in the mid-'90s. It's also one of the coolest things I've seen all year.
October 17, 2017
The setting might be specific, but the story is universal.
September 26, 2017
[Baz] Luhrmann zeroes in on the universal elements of humanity while leaning heavily on the knowledge of producers Grandmaster Flash, George and Nas to stitch everything together.
September 21, 2017
A coming-of-age drama anchored in the late '70s Bronx hip-hop and disco scenes, "The Get Down" has a deep respect for the innovations it's portraying-and the pioneers responsible for those breakthroughs...
August 31, 2017
However, the main problem was an inconsistency of tone, which meant it was Hallmark sentimentality one minute, gang shootings the next, without the two ever gelling as a single drama.
August 28, 2017
An ambitious, grainy, gorgeous, absurdly poetic hurricane of feelings.
August 11, 2017
The Get Down is the most fun I've had watching a TV show since the first season of Empire.
March 21, 2017
While the rest of The Get Down struggles to find its footing outside the performances, Dizzee is a refreshing character to see.
October 24, 2016
The Get Down is a highly stylized and revised retelling that tries to provides historical context of a vibrant cultural movement, but it feels a little too indulgent and fantastical.
October 4, 2016
It had all the right elements and it's a series you really want to like but ultimately, The Get Down is a let-down.
October 4, 2016
If you can dig the vibe, the feature-length first episode becomes as absorbing as it is theatrical.