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The Get Down: Season 2 (2017)




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Part Two of The Get Down picks up in 1978, one year after the events of Part One. The sweeping upheaval of late 70s New York City finds an as-yet-unnamed new pop cultural force striking a new beat in the Bronx, while disco still reigns supreme. Our young lovers Books and Mylene are caught in the swirl of a looming cultural revolution destined to change everything about their world -- but they have this moment to make their mark. Amidst the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City, ruthless gangsters and money-hungry record label bosses, they discover it's only their creativity and love that will carry them through -- and that they'll sacrifice everything for their music, and each other.


Shameik Moore
as Shaolin Fantastic
Herizen Guardiola
as Mylene Cruz
TJ Brown
as Boo-Boo
Jimmy Smits
as Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz
Jaden Smith
as Marcus "Dizzie" Kipling
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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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

It's a fascinating subject told with vibrancy on every level, and the production deserves immense respect for the artistry packed into these episodes, rather than simply being saddled with the "troubled" label.

November 28, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This is fair: The show wasn't, and isn't, great.

April 13, 2017 | Full Review…

It stretches the modern TV season past its normal limits. It doesn't fit the mold and it doesn't feel familiar. It does feel like like something glorious, though.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

For all the show's bluster, you care about the characters and their individual journeys...

November 28, 2017 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

It's a worthy follow-up.

August 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The series' celebratory vibes are now housed upon a solid foundation of dramaturgy, and perhaps that explains why Part 2's opening movements burst with such a current of immediacy.

April 7, 2017 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

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