Daisy Jones and the Six: The New 70’s-Inspired Show on Prime Video


Daisy Jones and the Six on Prime Video

by Mia McMurray, Staff Writer

Daisy Jones and the Six was released on March 3, 2023, on Prime Video. The show is ten episodes long and is based on the popular novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The show is in mockumentary style and tells the story of a fictional 1970s band’s rise to fame, and their sudden decision to disband after a performance at a sold-out show in Chicago. The band members agreed to an interview 20 years later to finally explain the truth behind their decision. 

The two main characters are Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne, played by Riley Keough and Sam Claflin, respectively. Riley Keough’s name might sound familiar as she is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s daughter. Sam Claflin was in the British romance film Me Before You and was also in The Hunger Games movie series. The two actors show amazing chemistry with each other through their performance in Daisy Jones and the Six

Daisy and Billy struggle to understand their love for each other throughout the show. They fall in and out of love with each other, making working together in a band difficult. This complicates interactions with their future partners. The lyrics of their songs reflect their difficulties. Throughout the series, the other band members struggle with love affairs and addiction, which adds tension and conflict to the story and makes for an engaging plot.

The plot of the show was heavily influenced by the story of the popular 1970s band Fleetwood Mac. The music in the show sounds very similar to Fleetwood Mac’s music. The soundtrack is similar to Fleetwood Mac’s pop-rock 70s sound. The band’s abrupt breakup and the love affairs that occur within the fictional band are reflective of this real-life band. The show also depicts the band members’ addiction habits, which are similar to those of Fleetwood Mac members.

The show is a great depiction of 1970s bands and music. The show captures the energy of the 1970s so well and, through its inspiration, mirrors Fleetwood Mac’s struggles. Overall, it is an entertaining series and much recommended if you love 1970s music.