When I got the invite to watch the screeners for Daisy Jones + the Six, I was thrilled. I had been told by several people that I would love the book (even though I hadn’t gotten to it yet) and while I had no idea it was going to be a show, music documentaries are my jam.
Title: Daisy Jones & the Six
Directors: James Ponsoldt, Nzingha Stewart, Will Graham
Novel by: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Written by: Taylor Jenkins Reid, Charmaine DeGraté, Michael H. Weber, Scott Neustadter
Platform: Amazon Prime
Release Date: March 3, 2023, new episodes every Friday
Synopsis: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, Daisy Jones and the Six, follows the story of the iconic 1970s band, fronted by two feuding yet charismatic lead singers, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne. Drawn together by personal and artistic chemistry, their complicated musical partnership catapulted the band from obscurity to unbelievable fame. And then, after a sold-out show at Chicago’s Soldier Field, they suddenly called it quits. Now, decades later, the band members finally agree to reveal the truth. Set to the soundtrack of original music from the Daisy Jones and the Six-this is the story of how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers.
Cast: Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, Camila Morrone, Suki Waterhouse, Josh Whitehouse, Sebastian Chacon, Will Harrison, Nabiyah Be, Tom Wright, and Timothy Olyphant
Before we get to my top 5 reasons to read, let’s check out the trailer:
Top 5 reasons to watch Daisy Jones & the Six:
- the cast — everyone was perfect in their role and I can’t see anyone else as these characters
- the format — the Behind the Music-esque format was a great set up
- the locations — real clubs like Whisky a Go Go, The Troubadour, and the Viper Room (disguised as Filthy McNasty’s) gave authenticity
- the soundtrack — not only the songs from the band (which I have a feeling I’ll be playing on repeat), but the additional music really provided a layer to the atmosphere of the show
- the ending — each slow burn, tension filled episode led me to a place I wasn’t expecting
“Look, I know that I said that I would tell you everything. But how much of everything do you really want to know?”
This show was everything I could have wanted in a serialized music documentary. I loved the drama, the will-they-won’t-they, the fashion, the music, the everything. I can’t wait to watch it again and Hubs and I have already purchased our own copies of the book.
Huge thanks to Amazon Studios for spoiling me with early screeners. Daisy Jones & the Six starts airing on Friday, so get ready!
Have you read Daisy Jones & the Six? Will you be watching the show?