The Get Down (2016 — 2017)

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The Get Down
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TitleThe Get Down
Year2016 — 2017
CountryUSA
GenreMusical (TV Shows)
CollectionDance and Music
Run Time57 min
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The series is set in the 1970s in the Bronx, New York City, and follows the rise of hip-hop and disco music through the eyes of a group of teenagers. Each episode begins with MC Books, a famous artist that raps his story to a large crowd during a concert in 1996. The short rap serves both as a recap of previous episodes and as a setup of the events of the next. Each episode is also intercut with real footage and newscasts from the 1970s. Part 1 begins in 1977 with Zeke (young MC Books), a young poet who lives with his aunt Wanda following the death of his parents, meeting Shaolin Fantastic, a graffiti artist and aspiring DJ. The two band together with Zeke’s friends to become “The Get Down Brothers” with a dream to become successful music artists and take over the city. Mylene, Zeke’s long-time love, dreams of becoming a disco singer and leaving the Bronx, but faces obstacles such as her religious father. Alongside this, the show depicts various gangs and gangsters of the area, especially Fat Annie and her son Cadillac, and observes the poverty and violence faced by those living in the Bronx.

Part 2 is set in 1978, which sees the group members facing adulthood and their futures in the music industry. Zeke is faced with an ultimatum: love or music. Although Mylene is his first love, music is his love as well. Mylene is moving up in the music industry and wants Zeke to be there, but doesn’t think he’s putting forth the effort.Shaolin and the gang hang out making music, and making money. Shaolin gets a car with a dead body in the trunk. It shook the boys and made them second guess their relationship with Shao. Shaolin Fantastic calms them down, explaining that everything is going to be alright.They calm down, but still worried sick about Cadillac and his business with Shao.

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The Get Down
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Cast:

Justice Smith Justice Smith
Ezekiel 'Books' Figuero
Shameik Moore Shameik Moore
Shaolin Fantastic
Skylan Brooks Skylan Brooks
Ra-Ra Kipling
Tremaine Brown Jr. Tremaine Brown Jr.
Boo-Boo Kipling
Jimmy Smits Jimmy Smits
Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling

The series is set in the 1970s in the Bronx, New York City, and follows the rise of hip-hop and disco music through the eyes of a group of teenagers. Each episode begins with MC Books, a famous artist that raps his story to a large crowd during a concert in 1996. The short rap serves both as a recap of previous episodes and as a setup of the events of the next. Each episode is also intercut with real footage and newscasts from the 1970s. Part 1 begins in 1977 with Zeke (young MC Books), a young poet who lives with his aunt Wanda following the death of his parents, meeting Shaolin Fantastic, a graffiti artist and aspiring DJ. The two band together with Zeke’s friends to become “The Get Down Brothers” with a dream to become successful music artists and take over the city. Mylene, Zeke’s long-time love, dreams of becoming a disco singer and leaving the Bronx, but faces obstacles such as her religious father. Alongside this, the show depicts various gangs and gangsters of the area, especially Fat Annie and her son Cadillac, and observes the poverty and violence faced by those living in the Bronx.

Part 2 is set in 1978, which sees the group members facing adulthood and their futures in the music industry. Zeke is faced with an ultimatum: love or music. Although Mylene is his first love, music is his love as well. Mylene is moving up in the music industry and wants Zeke to be there, but doesn’t think he’s putting forth the effort.Shaolin and the gang hang out making music, and making money. Shaolin gets a car with a dead body in the trunk. It shook the boys and made them second guess their relationship with Shao. Shaolin Fantastic calms them down, explaining that everything is going to be alright.They calm down, but still worried sick about Cadillac and his business with Shao.

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