Daisy Jones & The Six adopted into limited series

Nat Thomas, Reporter

When it comes to media it’s a widely known fact that the books are usually better than the movies or shows, but in the case of Daisy Jones & The Six this may not be true. The first three episodes of Daisy Jones were released on Amazon Prime on March 3 and have already generated a relatively large fanbase. 

The first three episodes are all roughly the same length (40-50 minutes) yet they tell the story in a way that doesn’t drag on despite the longer run time. When comparing the book to the first section of the show there are some huge differences but a lot has been kept the same.

 A lot of fans, like me, were disappointed by the removal of Camilla’s monologue about Billy cheating but it’s made up for by a deeper dive into Camilla’s character where even the intro is centered around her and her photography. Despite that unpopular choice I think the show did a fantastic job not only with the perfect casting choices, but also with adapting the important plot points into emotional scenes.

One thing that wildly increased the hype around the show was the fact that an album based on the songs from the book was going to be released and sung in the series. Some of the lyrics were changed or removed, such as “When you think of me/I hope it ruins rock ‘n’ roll” being taken out of “Regret Me.” Overall the album, released on all streaming platforms, is amazing with upbeat songs both accurate to the characters and the show, it definitely elevated my experience to be able to listen to my favorite fictional band.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The casting of Daisy Jones is by far my favorite aspect of the entire series. The actors are not only perfect for their roles but they’re also singers, making it so no secondary actors are needed to record the songs. Suki Waterhouse portraying Karen Sirko and Riley Keough playing Daisy herself are the standouts for the casting; Keough provides an almost identical appearance to how Daisy is described in the book and Suki is a popular music artist outside of her acting career. 

Overall, Daisy Jones & The Six is off to a great and eventful start with both a great cast and a plot similar to the highly praised book. With only three episodes nothing can be guaranteed, but it might just make my list for favorite projects of the year. 

Photo credit: Pamela Littky/Prime Video

Copyright: Amazon Studios

Caption: (L-R): Suki Waterhouse (Karen Sirko), Will Harrison (Graham Dunne), Josh Whitehouse (Eddie Roundtree), Sebastian Chacon (Warren Rojas), Riley Keough (Daisy Jones), Sam Claflin (Billy Dunne)