Entertainment Review: “Daisy Jones & the Six”


 “Daisy Jones & the Six” is a newly-added book adaptation that finally arrived on Amazon Prime Video. This is a subscription-based streaming platform that goes along with regular Amazon Prime for shopping. If you have never subscribed, you can get one month free, but after the free trial it is $14.99/month. The first three episodes came out on March 2nd and will follow a release schedule every Thursday until March 24th.

  This show falls into the historical fiction genre due to the setting being in the 1970s. Taylor Jenkins-Reid, the author, is known for these kinds of books including “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” which is largely set in the 1950s and 1960s, and “Malibu Rising” set in the 80s.

  The show does very well to stay accurate to the original plot of the book. Yes, there are a few changes, but they are all fairly miniscule. These changes do not take away from the story that is being told. Another great thing about the series is that you can finally see the story and all the songs come to life. Every song from the album “Aurora” is available on music streaming platforms right now.

  One thing that is a large part of the series is dealing and coping with addictions. This story is largely meant to entertain, but is also meant for viewers to understand that addiction is a very serious thing and not something to be taken lightly. Also, when dealing with addictions, not everything will turn out completely okay when it is all over and is oftentimes, bittersweet.

  The show is definitely on its way to becoming a huge success. You have the full feel of the 70s with the architecture, music, and fashion. It is also a great story being told in a way you don’t see often in TV shows.

  One of the show’s stars, Daisy Jones, is played by Riley Keough. Other actors include Sam Claflin who is most known for his role in “The Hunger Games,” “Love, Rosie,” and “Me Before You.” Another well known actress is Suki Waterhouse who was with Claflin in the same movie, “Love, Rosie” and she was also in “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.” Waterhouse also has her own music career that is worth checking out.

  There are still many episodes left to see but as of right now, the show is very accurate to the book. If you have not read the book yet, I would recommend doing that first before watching the show.