Tag Archives: The Get Down

Critical Condition: Babylon Berlin

Babylon Berlin | Netflix, from Tuesday ➢ “The most expensive drama Germany has ever put on, except for . . . no, actually, let’s not make that joke; it is a detective series set in the interwar Weimar Republic. Darkness beckons, poverty is rife, politics are violent and insane, and a city copes by being decadent, […]

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Critical Condition: The Get Down

The Get Down (Netflix, from today) “Baz Luhrmann, the movie director, has brought to Netflix his first television series, and — like his baroque takes on Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby and his pop-musical rewrite of La Traviata, Moulin Rouge — it is a thing by turns, and even simultaneously, ridiculous and sublime, romantic and […]

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New to Netflix in August

❏ Netflix Original Series The Get Down: Season 1A (August 12) Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City. Scream: Season 2 (August 8) In this new TV series sequel to the classic horror franchise, […]

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