Verdict: The Get Down Season 1 Episode 3 “Darkness is Your Candle”

Poorly paced, this episode lacks any of the excitement or vibrancy of the shows earlier entries, seemingly taking a sidestep from its discussions of the origins of hip hop, instead acting as filler with little consequence as the characters struggle towards a goal, fail, but then quickly achieve it without any hardship. The crime subplots also continue to lack anything special, another clichéd plot that you have seen before with cartoonish characters and simple motivations. However, the music continues to be stunning as does the visual design, and Zeke’s poetic dialogue and narration. 5.7/10

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