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Author Topic: Netflix Special: The Get Down - Part 1 (6 episodes)  (Read 420 times)

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Netflix Special: The Get Down - Part 1 (6 episodes)
« on: August 23, 2016, 11:22:06 AM »
If Stranger Things was a storm of '80's nostalgia, The Get Down is a hurricane of late disco - early hip hop era.

I was little reluctant to get into it but after first 10 minutes I was hooked.  I arrived in Canada in summer of 1980 and break dancing was just taking off.  I was familiar with Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five and other early hip hop artists so it did not take long for me to connect with the rap/graffiti culture that drives the story/characters.

The story is about 2 main characters frustrated and tired of their current life situations and wanting something more; they find it in the new culture that's brewing up in Bronx, NY.  They also find each other.

First time I found grown-up Jaden Smith's acting refreshing and enjoyable.  Is it worth U$120M price tag?  The series is enjoyable but that price tag is very high.  As for the quality of the work, every detail in the series screams authenticity.

Loved it, loved it, loved it.  Gave it 5 stars, not because I connected with it, but because there were compelling stories and characters.

« Last Edit: August 23, 2016, 11:24:52 AM by GRD 4 3L »
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Re: Netflix Special: The Get Down - Part 1 (6 episodes)
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 08:52:57 AM »
Just started this series. So far its very cool. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

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