The Get Down: Season 2 Reviews

December 20, 2017
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.
November 28, 2017
For all the show's bluster, you care about the characters and their individual journeys...
Full Review | Original Score: 7.8/10
November 28, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 28, 2017
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.
September 7, 2017
The Get Down has so much unmitigated personality and potential in unpacking (and understanding) the early mini-eras of hip-hop culture.
August 21, 2017
It's a worthy follow-up.
April 13, 2017
This is fair: The show wasn't, and isn't, great.
April 11, 2017
The Get Down could be positioning itself as a document of the evolution of hip-hop-fabulist or not.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 11, 2017
Nearly fifty years after its creation, hip-hop finally has a drama worthy of its culture, one that overwhelmingly gets it right.
April 7, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.4/10
April 7, 2017
In its forthright emotionalism, its overarching ambitions, and its complete and total devotion to telling this story as sincerely as possible, The Get Down is like nothing else out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2017
As The Get Down unfolded its own myth, it was hard not to get lost in its creases.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 7, 2017
While trying to celebrate hip hop, disco and the Big Apple of the late '70s, the expressionistic 'Get Down" makes the mistake of piling on style as a way to over-communicate how special, fertile and important this period is.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 6, 2017
A promising show has become a terrific one.