If you haven’t already, watch the trailer:
The promise of this fantastic show, for me, started with the trailer I watched long before the show came out. I instantly recognized, Shameik Moore, who also starred in the 2015 movie “Dope.” He does a great job once again. The acting in this show is stellar all around even though it feels a little cheesy every once in a while. However, a lot of the show is about disco music…so there’s probably not much the actors could have done.
The show focuses on life in the Bronx and the birth of hip-hop, and it’s fascinating. You’re learning, watching a drama, and listening to good music all at the same time. (Listen to this scorcher, Cadillac, Miguel wrote for the show)
The clothes are also cool – Shaolin Fantastic’s legendary red Pumas pictured below, for example. Watching the show is a unique opportunity to experience this incredibly vibrant culture from the past. It combines conflicts, conflicts that are either socioeconomic, political, or musical, to make the audience feel pain through the struggles, and pride in the triumphs of these kids.
Watch this show, it’s free on Netflix, you have no excuse.