15The Get Down

Jaden Smith Justice Smith and Shameik Moore in The Get Down

The Get Down is style and slickness in bingeable form, filled with color and light and thumping bass and loud music and it's all is so over-the-top, my god, why is it so over-the-top.

This story of the rise of hip-hop in the South Bronx through the eyes of teenagers

is done in Baz Luhrmann's signature style, which means that everything's exhausting, candy-colored, the dancing is beautiful, and the fight scenes are ridiculous.

Sadly, this can drag the show out, making it hard to care about the characters. Stay with it, though - the show nicely builds into something worth watching. There are only 11 episodes in total, and as the plot progresses, the story deepens and things become less ridiculous, ending in a truly satisfying conclusion for The Get Down Brothers.

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