The BEST Episodes of The Get Down

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 2, 2021

Network: Netflix

In 1977, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them except each other. The series 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.

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Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice

#1 - Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 12, 2016

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 8.60
802 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Sam Bromell, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Only from Exile Can We Come Home

#2 - Only from Exile Can We Come Home

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 7, 2017

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 8.38
428 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Jacqui Rivera, Sam Bromell
You Have Wings, Learn to Fly

#3 - You Have Wings, Learn to Fly

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 12, 2016

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 8.25
799 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Gamble Everything

#4 - Gamble Everything

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 7, 2017

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 8.19
426 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
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 - Aired Aug 12, 2016

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 8.15
1,221 votes
Directors: Baz Luhrmann
Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Stephen Adly Guirgis
Seek Those Who Fan Your Flames

#6 - Seek Those Who Fan Your Flames

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 12, 2016

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

star 8.11
952 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Jacqui Rivera, Sam Bromell, Sinead Daly
Forget Safety, Be Notorious

#7 - Forget Safety, Be Notorious

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 12, 2016

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 8.04
788 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
Darkness Is Your Candle

#8 - Darkness Is Your Candle

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 12, 2016

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 8.03
868 votes
Writers: Allison Glock-Cooper, Stephen Adly Guirgis, T Cooper
The Beat Says, This Is the Way

#9 - The Beat Says, This Is the Way

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 7, 2017

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 7.94
454 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 - Aired Apr 7, 2017

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 7.93
413 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Nelson George
Unfold Your Own Myth

#11 - Unfold Your Own Myth

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 7, 2017

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

star 7.85
478 votes
Writers: Stephen Adly Guirgis