The Get Down

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Relatable characters in edgy but powerful hip-hop history.

Netflix Drama 2016

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+

Very sad ending, a lot of swearing and a lot of drug usage and dealing.

All the characters are almost always smoking weed, one of the characters takes heroin and cocaine and overdoses, they get involved with drug dealers and sell drugs. There is no sex but there is kissing and in one episode they go to a disco club where they imitate sex for money (no nudity + the song she sings is not 70s). A lot of swearing like motherfuc***, sh**, bi**, di**, and the N word. The music is great (apart from the one episode in season 2) you get really attached to characters and they feel relatable. Some kids would probably be shocked by the drug use and swearing but its fine for 12 up. A must watch on netflix. Sex 3, language 5, Drinking drugs and smoking 5, violence 3.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Great show; strong content

Disclamer: I am being objective in my review. Some of my comments may seem biased, but I am just going by observations of the show. You interpret as you see fit and decide if it's appropriate for you and your children. Great show about a group of black and latino youths in 1970s NYC with aspirations of fame. They show true friendship and concern for each other as does a teacher and the parents of one family. A few community members of the emerging hip hop underground lend a helping hand to the youths. Content Warnings: Drug use, profanity and sexual themes are abundant. Nudity is not visible, but is obvious that sexual activities are going on. A homosexual relationship is hinted (two boys kiss). Characters run into criminals with ill and violent intentions. Dysfunctional families are shown. One adult shows disdain for wife's nephew with verbal abused. It is mentioned a character's parents were murdered (prior to the events of the show). An man is revealed to have slept with his brother's wife and the father of his "niece". A Christian man (and pastor) is depicted as an overbearing and restrictive zealot, who is controlling of his wife and daughter. He is revealed to have a criminal and immoral past. A man is addicted to heroin and experiences an overdose.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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