The BEST Episodes of The Get Down

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2019

1970s New York City - broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped - dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them - except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco - told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world... forever.

Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice

#1 - Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice

Season 1 - Episode 6

Dizzee has a new experience at a secret party in the city. As the guys gear up for an explosive DJ battle, Zeke boards a political rollercoaster.

star 8.66
761 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Sam Bromell
Only from Exile Can We Come Home

#2 - Only from Exile Can We Come Home

Season 1 - Episode 11

While the B-boy community rallies in defense of the get down. Mylene's musical fate hangs in the balance, and Zeke receives some life-altering news.

star 8.45
389 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Sam Bromell, Jacqui Rivera
Gamble Everything

#3 - Gamble Everything

Season 1 - Episode 10

Mylene has a fateful encounter with her idol, the Cruz family reaches a critical juncture, a revelation strikes Ra-Ra, and Shao takes rash action.

star 8.34
385 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
You Have Wings, Learn to Fly

#4 - You Have Wings, Learn to Fly

Season 1 - Episode 5

The Get Down Boys apply their skills in a dicey situation as Zeke hurries to make a meeting. Mylene's quest for a contract takes an unexpected turn.

star 8.30
759 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Where There Is Ruin, There Is Hope for a Treasure

#5 - Where There Is Ruin, There Is Hope for a Treasure

Season 1 - Episode 1

Zeke's resolve to woo a girl sends him into a dizzying, dangerous nightclub scene, where he crosses paths with a nimble local legend.

star 8.17
1,180 votes
Directors: Baz Luhrmann
Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Seek Those Who Fan Your Flames

#6 - Seek Those Who Fan Your Flames

Season 1 - Episode 2

The guys seek spiritual advice from a grandmaster. Mylene's future might be in the hands of her father and politically powerful uncle.

star 8.13
912 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Sinead Daly, Sam Bromell, Jacqui Rivera
Forget Safety, Be Notorious

#7 - Forget Safety, Be Notorious

Season 1 - Episode 4

After a citywide blackout, Papa Fuerte takes a shine to mayoral candidate Ed Koch. Shao finds himself on the outs with Flash and tries to make amends

star 8.07
749 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
Darkness Is Your Candle

#8 - Darkness Is Your Candle

Season 1 - Episode 3

Disgraced record producer Jackie Moreno wants to shepherd Mylene's singing career. Boo-Boo plays a rare bootleg tape at a party, inviting trouble.

star 8.06
827 votes
Writers: Allison Glock-Cooper, T Cooper, Stephen Adly Guirgis
The Beat Says, This Is the Way

#9 - The Beat Says, This Is the Way

Season 1 - Episode 8

Zeke's Ivy League meeting goes off the rails. Ra-Ra has a bold proposition for Fat Annie, resulting in an explosive musical showdown at Les Inferno.

star 7.99
411 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
One by One, Into the Dark

#10 - One by One, Into the Dark

Season 1 - Episode 9

Confronted by ultimatums, Zeke and Mylene each must make a tough choice. Annie Pitches a deal to skeptical a Shao and a resentful Cadillac.

star 7.99
372 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Nelson George
Unfold Your Own Myth

#11 - Unfold Your Own Myth

Season 1 - Episode 7

Tensions between Shao and the boys threaten to destabilize the group. With her star on the rise, Mylene faces new expectations and pressures.

star 7.89
436 votes
Writers: Stephen Adly Guirgis