7 reasons why The Get Down is secretly the greatest show on Netflix The Get Down Part 2 has arrived (Picture: Netflix) As The Get Down returns for a second round of disc scratching and dream chasing, here's why the ray ban sun glasses uninitiated need to climb aboard the musical show post haste.
Created by Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis, The Get Down is an extravagant and fresh musical drama which lavishly charts the birth of hip hop in 1970s New York. Starring a lively cast of new faces and loaded with incredible tunes, there's nothing quite like it circulating in the modern age of stellar TV so here's a rundown of why it's an essential gem which needs to be unearthed from its overlooked rock. 1. The freshness of the cast is concerning for anyone who thought they were 'hip' Justice Smith (blue) is possibly the breakout star in the show (Picture: Netflix) Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks you probably won't recognise any of these names because they're sparkling new and bursting with exuberance. Unlike you, peeling dried up cheese puffs from behind the sofa and listening to Maroon 5. The cast, which also includes Jaden Smith and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito, are a superb collection of faces who give the show's historical leanings a new lease of life. Justice in particular, who plays lead Ezekiel, is a surefire future star having bagged a role in the upcoming Jurassic World 2. 2. Production values so rayban website sweet you cry tears of caramel In case you weren't aware, Baz Luhrmann has an alarming knack for visuals; with 2001's Moulin Rouge and 2013's The Great Gatsby both possessing grandiose settings all deliciously served with eye popping panache. The Get Down however is his finest work yet. Every corner of the screen sings, with the glossed up seventies aesthetic and extravagant fashion being a sugary feast for the retinas you won ray ban rare prints want to miss. Artists like Miguel, Zayn, Leon Bridges and Janelle Monae have all contributed, sitting alongside Donna Summer's Bad Girls and Think (About It) by Lyn Collins. Oh, and Christina Aguilera quietly delivers her best song since Candyman on the soul disco banger Telepathy with Nile Rodgers. No, really. 4. The swings from dreamer cheese to sincerity will question your emotional stability Ezekiel and Mylene are the heart of the show (Picture: Netflix) Like many musicals, The Get Down is a massive loving ode to dream chasers which centres around Ezekiel and Mylene Cruz's bid for superstardom to escape the Bronx. Beneath the glossy sheen and dramatic cheese however, there's heaps of surprising moments where the troubled romance or family feuds will leave an unexpected lump in one's throat. Blame it on the changing seasons if you must, but there's a whole lot of heart lurking under the show's flashy exterior. 5. The Get Down Brothers are everything and please someone send us a jacket Slight spoilers to follow. But it's fine, you'll get over it. The finale of the first half culminates in the formation of The Get Down Brothers; a fire spitting, smooth singing collective backed by DJ Shaolin Fantastic which is everything our ray ban wayfarer white dire world needs. There's set to be even more stunning performances in the second half, like the above rap mash up Break The Locks which will give you a severe case of night out envy. And seriously the jackets.
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