“No Words”: Daisy Jones & The Six Review


A screenshot of the Amazon Prime Video website, where the synopsis and preview of Daisy Jones & The Six can be seen.

Daisy Jones & The Six began as a novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Daisy Jones & The Six is set in the same universe as a few of Reid’s other books, such as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Evidence of the Affair, Malibu Rising, and Carrie Soto Is Back. Except for Evidence of the Affair, all the books are about famous women. However, she mentioned in a Glamour interview that she has no plans to write about more famous women. 


Even though Reid has a large fictional universe that happened by accident, reading any of the books isn’t needed to understand what’s happening in the show. 


On March 3rd at 12 AM, the first three episodes were released on Amazon Prime Video. Three episodes would be released each week. Since there were ten episodes, three episodes were released for three weeks and the final week only released two episodes.


The show follows Billy Dunne, Graham Dunne, Warren Rhodes, Eddie Roundtree, Karen Sirko, Daisy Jones, and Camila Alvarez. Just like in the book, the story is told through an interview format. Most of the show’s plot happens in the 70s, which is shown through flashbacks during the interviews. 


I think that the show follows the book very closely. It’s not like other adaptations where the original novel’s events are completely disregarded when writing the script. There’s even dialogue in the show that is exactly the same as in the book. 


The fictional album Aurora in the book was recreated specifically for the show. It’s available to stream and even has vinyl available for sale (which are sold out from most distributors). In addition to Aurora, all the other music in the show, from the Dunne Brothers’ (also known as The Six’s) older songs to Daisy and Simone’s solo songs are also available to stream. The songs on the original album were either kept, taken off the record (the ones written by Jenkins), rewritten, or replaced with new songs.


For the show, the cast had to go through “band camp”, where they learned to play their respective instruments (and learned to sing in some cases) to prepare for their roles. The cast would practice as a real band and even gave a performance to the crew and members of the production company. 


The show is filled with touches of authenticity, which I appreciated while watching. Some of the scenes were filmed at their actual locations (like the Whiskey Go Go and Sound City) and converted back to how they looked during the 1970s. 


I think that Daisy Jones & The Six is one of the best adaptations to have been made so far. I was worried that the show wouldn’t live up to the book, but I was surprised at how real the show felt while watching it. I would definitely recommend watching (and maybe even reading the book). The characters are so well-thought-out that the emotion that’s onscreen feels so authentic. The documentary/interview style that the show has adds to this, making the story feel much more personal. 


If you want to cry and just have a good time appreciating music, watch Daisy Jones & The Six.