While today’s entertainment masters are called Jay-Z and Kanye West, The Get Down looks back at the roots of a movement. The series shows political as well as sentimental reality, the colours, the sounds and the lyrical flights, all with a breezy communication. In it we meet a group of young men and women learning to build their own destiny, under the bewildered gaze of the adults. Closer to a musical than social or historical realism (even though the episodes are punctuated with real archives), The Get Down assumes its share of naivety by constructing a ‘flow’ – hip-hop terminology – that never falters under pressure. The second part of the first season is composed of six episodes and takes the protagonists up to 1979, in other words from the shadows of the early days to the bright lights of success. The Get Down saga has only just begun…