REVIEW: “Daisy Jones and The Six” Takes Prime Viewers By Storm


Olivia Rogers

The Amazon Prime mini-series “Daisy Jones & the Six” has touched the hearts of many harnessing dedicated watchers.

Sumika Thapa, Feature editor

Throughout time, the “Rock n Roll” genre and its accompanying lifestyle has repeatedly proven its relevance as it continues to intrigue generations past and present. The era proved to be a cultural reset, redefining the way people interact with music. 

The voltaic nature of the 70’s fostered an environment brimming with an ardor for a life centered around creative endeavors, and the mini-series “Daisy Jones and the Six,” featured on Amazon Prime Video, is an ode to the era. Heavily influenced by the popularity of the band Fleetwood Mac, the plot of the show unfolds to reflect events that occurred in the band members’ lives. 

Spanning across ten episodes, much of the plot is built around the complicated relationships between characters as they attempt to celebrate their new-found fame while battling issues such as infidelity, drug abuse, absent parental figures and loss of self. The series is also filmed in the style of a documentary, where each episode acts as a flashback to a time when the band was touring, captivating audiences with dynamic cinematography. 

The series features a close precision to detail such as highlighting characters’ distinct traits. One of the most unique aspects of the show is the humanization of its characters, where each character’s deep-seated flaws are presented transparently. 

Senior Caity Burke noticed the show’s meaningful characterizations while watching the show. “I feel like all of the characters in the show have negative traits that are relatable so while watching the show, it makes it easier to form an emotional tie to them while also questioning their actions. The characters definitely make it hard to stop watching,” Burke said. 

At the beginning of the show, none of the characters are particularly likable because the show presents them without context. As it progresses, more is uncovered about the characters, allowing the audience to piece together a more holistic picture of their personality. 

Typically, leads of shows are portrayed as heroic, possessing a quality that makes them unique and invincible to the challenges of life. Billy Dunne and Daisy Jones couldn’t be further from that trope. The characters both participate in self-sabotage while hurting others around them, making them an authentic depiction of morally gray individuals. The show leaves the interpretation of the characters up to the audience. 

Unlike most other series where the narrative is controlled by the characters, at the core of this show is its melodic soundtrack featuring moving lyrics that act as a story-telling agent. Working in conjunction with the show’s flashbacks, context for the plotline is provided within the lyricism of the music. Senior Olivia Rogers was deeply immersed in the show. “Being a fan of Fleetwood Mac, the show had me hooked from the beginning. While the characters were compelling, it is the music that kept bringing me back for new episodes,” Rogers stated. 

The mini series was an enjoyable watch, perfectly capturing the essence of an era’s lifestyle, events, and most importantly, its music. The messages carried by songs from its discography such as “Look At Us Now” and “Let Me Down Easy” is sure to stay with its watchers.