Daisy Jones & The Six TV Adaptation: REVIEW by Annie Campbell, Notre Dame School
The highly anticipated book to TV adaptation, Daisy Jones and The Six, was released on Amazon Prime Video this month, here’s what it is all about.
Daisy Jones and The Six explores the rise and fall of a world-famous rock band in the 1970s.
Daisy Jones and The Six is a New York Times best-selling novel by author, Taylor Jenkins Reid, known for her cleverly crafted books focusing on fictitious celebrities from the 1970s. These include Daisy Jones and the Six (of course), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Malibu Rising, and many more.
Recently, Reid and her novels have taken social media by storm, gaining traction on ‘booktok’ and ‘bookstagram’ for her captivating writing style and deeply moving complex character relationships. This popularity, especially surrounding Daisy Jones and The Six, caught the attention of actress and producer, Reese Witherspoon. Witherspoon said she ‘devoured’ the novel ‘in a day’, and immediately wanted to pursue the project of a TV adaptation based on the book.
All the detail and attention put into this show has paid off and it is clear that the task of this adaptation was not taken lightly. Along with the 10 episode mini-series, the full soundtrack is available to listen to. This includes the entire ‘AURORA’ album and many other original songs created especially for the show.
What makes this show what it is, are the unique relationships between characters that are deeply explored throughout the programme. We see the complexities of Billy and Daisy’s chemistry, the highs and lows of Billy and Camila’s marriage, Daisy and Simone’s friendship, Billy’s reliance on Teddy, and so many more complicated relationships.
Along with the beautiful storyline and soundtrack, the TV adaptation has an incredible cast, with Sam Claflin playing Billy Dunne, and Riley Keough, playing Daisy Jones.
Overall, this beloved book was not let down in the TV adaptation. It is captivating and transports the viewer directly to the 70s on the Sunset Strip through the outfits, scenery and, of course, the music.