The Get Down (tv series) focuses on the late 1970’s New York City. New York was broken down, beaten up, violent, cash strapped and dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. Check out scenes from Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene, from CBGB’s to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center. The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop as a culture, and the last days of the disco era, told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world…forever.
Check it out on Netflix!!