BHL: The Get Down Aftershow — Hosts Franceli Chapman and Sheldon White review Netflix’s The Get Down Episode 11 “Only From Exile Can We Come Home” on Black Hollywood Live.
The Get Down is a musical drama television series created by Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis that debuted in 2016 on Netflix. The first season consisted of twelve, 60-65 minute episodes produced by Sony Pictures Television. The first six episodes of the series premiered on August 12, 2016.
The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York City – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco — told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world…forever.