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Daisy Jones And The Six Is Off To An Amazing Start

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Texas chapter.

“I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of f*cking story.”

— Daisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid

Listening to the audiobook of Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid was a near-spiritual journey for me. I remember staring out the window of the car on a summer evening in 2019 just taking in this story that I wished so badly was real. I would have had Aurora on repeat then, no questions asked!

Daisy Jones and the Six follows a documentary style of a fictional 1970s band as they become one of the largest music acts in the world but quit at their career high from drama within the band’s members. Inspired by real bands from the 1970s (and the infamous fallout within Fleetwood Mac), its biggest charm comes from the characters who are unapologetically human in their rise to fame and the authentic feeling of the story.

It’s a dream come true for the limited series to finally hit Amazon Prime! The first three episodes dropped last Thursday (which was a jumpscare for me to have that much content all at once), and I went in not knowing what to expect. Seeing as I binged all 3 episodes in a row until 3 AM, it’s easy to see that I believe this adaptation is nothing less than amazing!

I feel spoiled with amazing adaptations recently (Shadow and Bone season 1 from last year and The Last of Us airing now come to mind), but Daisy Jones and the Six has only continued that winning streak. Daisy and Billy were both nearly mythical to read about — how could people with that sort of star quality come off of the page and appear on the screen? 

Sam Claflin and Riley Keough have exceeded my already high expectations, from their singing and their confidence to their loyalty to both characters’ relentless ambition and unique flaws. And — spoilers for episode 3! — when they were in the same room together? I could feel the sparks fly through the screen! The next 3 episodes of Daisy Jones and the Six drop on Friday, March 10, and if the preview is anything to go by, it’ll only get better from here. If you haven’t listened to Aurora on Spotify yet, the album was created based on the band’s fictional hit album, it’s also everything I’ve been waiting years for. I highly recommend starting this series, exclusive to Amazon Prime!

Raissa Cady is a writer and assistant editor for the Her Campus at Texas chapter based at UT Austin. In their second semester with the magazine, they love to write about media she's interested in, including television, film, music & pop culture events. She will also write about topics she is passionate about such as mental health & queer culture, and contribute the occasional personal essay. Beyond Her Campus, Raissa is a 3rd year psychology major with a creative writing certificate. They are the service director for Always Texas, a UT inclusive spirit group, a peer mentor for incoming freshmen, and a research assistant for Project SEED, which works with Mexican children who translate. She will be graduating in the spring and plans to go to graduate school for mental health counseling. In their free time, Raissa loves to spend time with their 3 dogs, go to aerial sling classes, and write fiction, especially her work in progress novels. She's an avid concert goer and weekend movie marathoner.