In short, The Get Down is a television series about a group of teenagers pushing the envelope of the music industry in the streets of the Bronx in the late 70’s. Below are some trailers for the show, available on Netflix.
There have been a lot of movies and television series released about young people struggling to succeed in dance or music. Sometimes it seems like a worn out theme, yet with each new telling of this familiar story, new insights and twists are revealed. With that in mind, The Get Down should not be written off as just another ‘kids struggling to make it big’ story.