By Sneha Jaiswal (Twitter | Instagram)
It’s songs, scenic sets, seventies vibes that keeps ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ interesting! Episode three ended on a good cliff-hanger – Daisy finally met the band! But like a classic enemies-to-lovers tale, she obviously doesn’t get along with lead singer Billy Dunne. So, how are they going to share the spotlight? How is Billy Dunne going to deal with someone who stands up to him and calls him out on his BS?
Read: Daisy Jones & The Six – Episodes 1, 2, 3 Review
As I mentioned in my review of the first three episodes, the story feels a bit clichéd – a band dealing with drug use, hookups, fights, and eventually breaking up at the height of their success. The creators reveal much of the plot in the beginning, so there’s not a lot to anticipate. As someone who hasn’t read the novel, I can only speculate on what might have caused their “mysterious split,” which could be confirmed or disproven in the climactic episode. However, the beautifully shot show comes to life thanks to the original soundtrack by Tom Howe and Blake Mills. Riley Keough and Sam Claflin both learned to sing for the show and perform like professionals as Daisy and Billy Dunne, respectively.
Episodes 4, 5 and 6 focus on how Daisy and Billy get off on the wrong foot but eventually put their differences aside to collaborate on new songs. Together, the two start to write some of the biggest hits of the year and everybody around them can feel sparks between the two. While the lyrics in the series are great, the dialogues could’ve used more wit, charm and comedic flair. And I don’t really see the magical romantic chemistry between the lead pair. They are riveting in their “rock-star” roles, but just don’t mesh as lovebirds. ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ has almost all ingredients write for a retro-rock-n-roll show, except for a gripping story and a “it couple”.
If you are a music fan, stream this series’ on Prime Video. It’s a 7 on 10 from me again.
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