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TV Review: Netflix’s The Get Down (Part Two) is filled with sensational, bombastic and breathtaking musical numbers

The second part of The Get Down first season (the story of the rise of Hip-Hop and reign of Disco in the 70s’ created by Baz Luhrmann) is an over-dramatic affair, hampered by an occasional inconsistent narrative and schmaltzy performances and yet, the latter half of its five part run is some of the best TV I’ve seen in some time. It’s almost as though it’s aware of its weaknesses and instead of trying to rectify them, it wears them on its sleeve, somehow twisting them into the show’s most charming and effective elements.... Continue Reading

First Impressions: Netflix and Baz Luhrmann deliver a unique and compelling series in The Get Down (USA, 2016)

Baz Luhrmann, over a decade worth of planning, and a whopping $120 million dollar budget sit behind The Get Down, an upcoming Netflix Original that boldly tackles the origins (and fundamentals) of Hip Hop with the Australian director’s characteristically fanciful touch. The result is a surprisingly unique, compelling series that marches to the beat of its own drum, fusing exaggerated musical theatre and grounded crime drama to shape a tale of creativity, love, art, and ambition grown from the decaying cracks of the Bronx in 1977.... Continue Reading

Netflix Announces 2016 TV Lineup

Streaming giant Netflix has unleashed a barrage of details on what to expect from it in 2016, outlining some of the new and returning series the service will make available over the next nine months. ... Continue Reading

Eight new TV shows to get excited about in 2016!

Though the traditional TV seasons in the Northern Hemisphere runs from September to June, thanks much in part to services like Netflix, there are now more TV shows than ever that exist outside those boundaries – starting just about whenever they feel like! And in the months ahead, a slew of brand new TV shows will be making their debuts. Here are eight to get excited about…... Continue Reading

The first trailer for Baz Lurhmann’s Netflix music drama The Get Down has arrived

“Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City.” This is the synopsis for the new Baz Luhrmann series coming to Netflix later this year. It’s set to take us into the music world of NYC in the 1970’s funk, disco and inevitably hip-hop burst onto the scene.... Continue Reading