Daisy Jones & The Six is an American streaming television miniseries, based on the book of the same name written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The series consists of ten episodes. Set in the L.A. music scene of the 1970s, the series is presented in a documentary style, including background interviews with the band, but it is a fictional story.
And that’s the whole problem with Daisy Jones & The Six – it’s a work of fiction. Wouldn’t it make more sense to dramatise a real-life 70s band – like Fleetwood Mac (upon whom the novel is based) and feature classic rock music – then a fictional band accompanied by new music intended to evoke the classic rock era but failing miserably. The characters are as bland as the music is and there is nothing to engage an audience with whatsoever.
Ultimately, who gives a fuck about Daisy Jones & The Six? Three episodes is enough to convince us that this miniseries is a waste of time. Makes us wonder how and why the original novel was a best-seller in the first place! Again, we would rather read biographies about Fleetwood Mac or The Eagles, or watch the actual rock documentaries of these real bands than to waste time with fictional musicians!
Our sense is that the novel and this TV adaptation probably appeals to non-music fans. who have no understanding of how things actually worked in the 1970s music industry. The way this story is presented is ludicrous. The two main characters Daisy Jones and Billy Dunn are such annoying, unlikable characters that is is difficult to root for them. Worse thing is that everybody around reacts to the music created as if its the best music anybody’s ever heard when it is anything but. Awful!
In the final analysis, there is nothing to recommend Daisy Jones and the Six with. Go watch This Is Spinal Tap (or Almost Famous) instead!
Now streaming on Amazon
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