Why Baz Luhrmann's look at the origins of hip hop is totally Bingeworthy!
Should you be watching The Get Down?
The Baz Luhrmann-Netflix epic is about the birth of hip-hop as seen through the eyes of Ezekiel (Justice Smith), a high school poet with no real direction in 1970s Bronx. Zeek and his disco-loving crush Mylene (Herizen Guardiola) want to get out of the Bronx and use their love of music to do it, which sounds like a great start for drama, but the daunting 92 minutes first episode might dissuade some viewers from ever pressing play.
But according to Bingeworthy hosts Jessica Shaw and Touré, The Get Down proves to be a worthy time investment around the third episode. The characters and period aspect of the show make it an immersive binge experience, and both hosts labeled The Get Down as totally bingeworthy in their new show on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network.
In each Bingeworthy episode, our razor sharp, TV-obsessed hosts Jessica Shaw (EW Radio on SiriusXM) and Touré (MSNBC’s The Cycle) will duke it out over drinks at a cozy bar in downtown Manhattan. They’ll dissect, debate, and discuss the latest in the pop culture universe and determine what is really bingeworthy.
Watch the full debut episode of BingeWorthy on PEN. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices and check out the clip all about Netflix’s The Get Down above.