- This is the semi-new show on Amazon Prime
- I didn’t read the book
- Side note: Taylor Jenkins Reid, the author of the book, has been on a tear and has more projects being adapted
- I saw people referencing Almost Famous with this, but it was really more A Star is Born. Especially because of the creative-romantic tension at the heart of the TV show
- That said, it takes a few turns. The lead character goes to rehab very early on. The other lead character doesn’t, for a while. You think they’re going to get together…and that tension lasts until the end
- I’d probably go one episode shorter in length, the Greece episode was a bit of a drag.
- I think they’re needed to be more scenes with Riley Keough as Daisy off-stage, some of those concert bits drug on, especially when they played the same things over and over.
- The 70s pop-rock music isn’t really my thing, but I stayed with the show because I like watching movies and shows about the creative process
- That said, it kind of conforms to the idea that you need drugs/alcohol/unrest to be “creative” — the ones in the band who are more stable aren’t the creative people. I don’t think that’s necessarily true, even the show portrays it that way
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