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Didn’t see a thread for this, so apologies if I missed it - search function suuuuuucks.


Anyway, one of my FAVORITE books and the first three episodes dropped last week, with a one episode a week schedule moving forward.


Book synopsis -


A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.


Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.


Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.


Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.


Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.


The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.


The structure of the narrative is the band members and the people intertwined in their story are being interviewed in present day by a journalist and they jump back and forth of their telling of the story from their perspective - all unreliable narrators. And then we get flashbacks to what the “real” story is.


Daisy Jones is played by Riley Keogh - daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of Elvis. And you can definitely see and hear the Elvis in her.


Sam Claflin plays Billy Dunne - the lead singer. I’ve only seen him in “The Hunger Games” movies and “Enola Holmes”, but he’s been really good so far.


The rest of the cast is pretty unknown to me except Timothy Olyphant who plays a sleezy tour manager and he’s shirtless a lot and Suki Waterhouse.




I’m curious to see what y’all think! Definitely recommend it.


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i was pleasantly surprised by the first 3.  there's one thing about the format that drives me crazy but i won't mention it because it will likely lessen your experience.

fun fact, a bunch of this was shot at the bottom of my street.  they transformed the viper room into filthy mcnasty's for at least 10 days and had shit going on between there and the whiskey (one block west) for 2-3 weeks.  since they used mostly bar/storefronts, they didn't really close sunset, so it was like you were driving in 2022, then for a block you were in 1970, then back to 2022.  trippy.

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I think every crazy sex, drugs and rock and roll story has an equivalent Fleetwood Mac story.   It’s like the South Park episode where they think they came up with something original and then learn The Simpsons did it first.  “Stevie Nicks did it.  Yeah, really.”

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We are enjoying this.

I always had big crush on Riley K after watching her in season 1 of The Girlfriend Experience. She is naked the entire series. (She is a college student who ends up being a high end escort).

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If you like the show, read the book! It’s great.

All of TJR’s books are good - “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is particularly good.

I think it’s been optioned by Netflix.

These last two episodes exceeded my expectations - Nicky can DIAF and the shower/bathtub scene was perfect.

And Sam Claflin in the “I know what you look like when you’re in love with someone” scene was - whew

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