I’m going to stay out of any further arguments about Netflix’s The Get Down promotion or lack of because, like I said, I don’t know shit about teen dramas and marketing thereof.
From my perspective as an older Netflix subscriber, I did see the Get Down pushed a lot, especially when part II came out. But TGD didn’t get the word of mouth that 13 Reasons Why did. I had people coming up to me, teenagers and non teenagers, white and PoC, talking about 13 Reasons why even though it’s the kind of show I’d never watch in a million years. I think maybe the suicide controversy and “there is no such thing as bad press” might have been a factor.