Drama, Music, Netflix, Romance, Series, Teen, Young Adult

Series of the Week: The Get Down

Welcome back lovely readers!

Today I am bringing you another great Netflix original series called The Get Down. The Get Down was created in 2016, and it’s a feel good drama for young adults to enjoy. Sadly, the series only has 6 episodes, but each episode is at least an hour long.

This drama takes place in the late 1970s in the Bronx. Expect to see various afros and loud clothing in this drama. Since the drama takes place in the 1970s, disco music, of course, is present. You can, however, tell that it is slowly beginning to die out. The drama is about the birth of hip hop, but I also believe it is about self discovery for the main characters as well.

The story follows a group of four adolescent boys trying to find their purpose in New York. As a group, they dabbled in graffiti as well as poetry, but all of that changed when they met the infamous Shaolin Fantastic. During that time period, Shaolin Fantastic was basically Superman in the Bronx community.


He was a well-known figure throughout the community for his activities, but very few had met him in person. Some viewed him as a hero while others viewed him as a villain. The boys believed Fantastic was a myth until they had met him in real life. After they met him though, their world was flipped upside down.

There’s a brief summary of the series. I tried to not give ANY spoilers, and if I did I apologize. I believe that this is one of the most underrated Netflix original series to date and wish it received more love. Like many other Netflix original series though, this drama will make reference to drugs, sexuality and more. Overall though, it’s a great drama about the beginnings of the hip hop genre as well as a story about kids discovering themselves, so check it out! You won’t regret it! Until next time…


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