The Get Down: Season 2 (2017)


Season 2
The Get Down

Critics Consensus

The Get Down continues to be a dazzling kaleidoscope of genre styles and a warm celebration of hip-hop's origins, although its constant shift in tone could prove unwieldy for some viewers.



Critic Ratings: 14


Audience Score

User Ratings: 92
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Air date: Apr 7, 2017
Air date: Apr 7, 2017
Air date: Apr 7, 2017
Air date: Apr 7, 2017
Air date: Apr 7, 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.


Justice Smith
as Ezekiel
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
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 2

All Critics (14) | 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.

Nov 28, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

Apr 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.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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

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

It's... tonally, all over the place, with animated interludes, bangin' club scenes, heavy drama, and a Inferno-esque descent into madness that you will not see coming. But it's all worth it.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The Get Down has so much unmitigated personality and potential in unpacking (and understanding) the early mini-eras of hip-hop culture.

Sep 7, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a worthy follow-up.

Aug 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The Get Down could be positioning itself as a document of the evolution of hip-hop-fabulist or not.

Apr 11, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nearly fifty years after its creation, hip-hop finally has a drama worthy of its culture, one that overwhelmingly gets it right.

Apr 11, 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.

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

Audience Reviews for The Get Down: Season 2

  • Mar 27, 2018
    Season 2 is much more brilliant
  • Jan 15, 2018
    I really love this show. There needs to be a season two!! The show holds so much importance. It tells a story. It's realistic and it holds truth. It broke my heart to see that it's cancelled. Bring The Get Down Back!
  • Oct 27, 2017
    My Review of "The Get Down" in Verse: poetic, romantic, funky, and fresh. baz luhrman at his best, with the origin of hip hop from the street as the backdrop, blending music (from gospel to Latin to disco to rap), break dance, and street art. but what gives it the most weight is it's cry for justice and heart.
  • Sep 11, 2017
    In spite of some incoherence this is a classic, a really good exploration of old school hip hop and New York City and everything that was happening in the late 1970s - as well as human psychology in general
  • Jul 17, 2017
    Again, Baz goes for styles over substance and while trying to tell us about the history of hip hop - he foregoes much of this history. A wasted opportunity.
  • Apr 20, 2017
    Amazing show. Poetry in motion.
  • Apr 13, 2017
    Better music than the first season. The cartoon psychedelic world is a nice touch.

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