Daisy Jones and the Six is the series readers have been waiting years for.
I read Daisy Jones and the Six in 2019 and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. The bestselling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of those novels that sticks with you long after the final chapter. Four years have passed since I first picked up Daisy Jones and now the fictional band I fell in love with is finally, somewhat, real.
Book-to-screen adaptions tend to go one way or another. They’ll either blow you away or move you like The Perks of Being a Wallflower or Normal People. Or they’ll fall flat and you’ll wish the story never left the pages of the book.
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But a story like Daisy Jones and the Six was made for the screen. It’s gripping and infectious and tense. The characters deserve to be in the spotlight. These stories need to be shared in more than one form of art.
“I fell head over heels in love the first time I read Daisy Jones and the Six”
I have never seen a group of actors capture characters so perfectly. King of the book-screen adaption Sam Claflin plays Billy Dunne and Riley Keogh stars as Daisy Jones. It looks like the casting director plucked the two actors out of the book and onto the set. Starring alongside Claflin and Keogh are Camila Morrone (Camila Dunne), Suki Waterhouse (Karen Sirko), and Will Harrison (Graham Dunne). Josh Whitehouse plays Eddie Roundtree and Sebastian Chacon stars as Warren Rojas.
“Everything I struggled with, Daisy struggled with. We were two halves. We were the same.”
Seeing this explosive story come to life, hearing songs that never existed when I first read the book, and seeing this fictional band play that music is a real dream come true. I fell head over heels in love the first time I read Daisy Jones and the Six. Taylor Jenkins Reid penned such a believable story that I hopelessly searched for the band’s music on Spotify, completely forgetting that they weren’t actually real. But now they are. The band has been formed. The album has been recorded. And they’re finally ready to take to the stage.
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There’s something so special about Taylor Jenkins Reid’s work. She is one of the most talented writers of her time, but she is snubbed so often because her audience is largely made up of females, but don’t let yourself miss out on this story. It’s for people who wanted to be Penny Lane in Almost Famous. Daisy Jones and the Six is for the people who grew up listening to Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. It’s for those of us who feel like we were born in the wrong era. Daisy Jones and the Six gives you the chance to step back in time and into the ’70s. It’s full of heartache, tension, and the most perfect ’70s style.
Everyone was there. Everyone remembers it differently. Nobody knew why they split. Until now…
This story is the type you never forget. The characters, the music, and the drama will stick with you, and now we get to relive it all on the small screen, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Everybody knows Daisy Jones and the Six. From the moment Daisy walked barefoot onto the stage at the Whisky, she and the band were a sensation. Their sound defined an era. Their albums were on every turntable. They played sold-out arenas from coast to coast. Then, on 12 July 1979, it all came crashing down. They were lovers, friends, and brothers. But they were also rivals. This is the story of their legendary rise and irrevocable fall. A story of ambition, desire, heartbreak, and music. Everyone was there. Everyone remembers it differently. Nobody knew why they split. Until now…
The first three episodes of Daisy Jones and the Six are (finally) on Prime Video now.