Verdict: The Get Down Season 1 Episode 5 “You Have Wings, Learn to Fly”

‘The Get Down’ gets some of its groove back by focussing upon the characters and their individual development, problems and motivations rather than on the social setting. While there is certainly a structural problem that does a disservice to the beautiful music and the show continues to lose itself when focussing on the gangs and corrupt figures, by giving the characters a separate focus, there is finally something to invest in. This is further helped by providing some layers to characters, though emotionally its too late in the game to have much pay off. 7/10

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