Daisy Jones and the Six


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The real-life events that the television series, “Daisy Jones & The Six,” is based on have been kept a secret for the past 20 years. All members of the once famous band, Daisy Jones and the Six, came together through an interviewer finding them, bringing light to the lies and secrets that ultimately broke them apart. Daisy Jones, a rebellious woman who fled her rich, yet easily bothered parents, is portrayed by the famous granddaughter of deceased rockstar Elvis Presley – Riley Keough. Opposite of Keough is British actor Sam Claflin, who plays the lead singer and lead guitarist. 

This TV series captures the romantic emotions behind the stars of the band, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne. The two musicians travel through their mixed feelings in secret, while their entire band has no clue of their relationship. Billy’s wife, Camila Dunne (Camila Alvarez), is also unaware of his infidelity. Camila, a talented photographer, grapples with building her career and trying to save their marriage for the sake of their daughter Julia (Seychelle Gabriel), whom she raises on her own. 

Julia eventually becomes one of the biggest focuses of the show, as the final episodes reveal that she is the interviewer who brought the band back together. The other group members include Karen Sirko (Suki Waterhouse) and Billy’s younger brother, Graham Dunne (Will Harrison), both of whom are trying to define their relationship; this proves to be challenging as they have contrasting goals in life. Karen holds herself to not participate in emotional or long-lasting relationships, while Graham wants to settle down and have a family, which, to me, seems like a good reason to end his music career. Friction rises between the two, and simultaneously there is also a storyline featuring the two other band members: Warren Rojas (Sebastian Chacon) who is the main drummer of the band, who I think should have had a bigger role,  and the final band member, Eddie Roundtree (Josh Whitehouse), who always seemed like a bother to others but was really just trying to express himself and his feelings. Although never explicitly mentioned, there are hints throughout that indicate that Eddie and Camila have had their own complicated affair, and this later becomes a bigger tear in Eddie and Billy’s friendship. 

This series is truly captivating in every single aspect. The music, to start off with, is original in the show and engages viewers, making them fall in love with the unique voice of each character. Not only that, but the show does a great job of including music from the 70s, which carries in with the theme of the show and the time period that it is set in. My favorite part of the show was seeing how close each of the characters were in the series. It was really interesting seeing all of the relationship dynamics built throughout the show and how dreadful it was to see some of them fall apart due to certain circumstances. The show was mainly built off telling the story of the past from each musician’s perspective, which I thought was clever since each musician was able to have a small piece to talk about how their past choices affected them in the future. The only thing I would have liked to have seen a bit more was Camila with the actual band, and how she connected with all of them separately. Overall, the show was a really detailed and put together piece of television that people cannot only relate to but also indulge in.