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5 shows to watch if you’re loving ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’

Shows to watch if you're loving 'Daisy Jones and The Six'.

Prime Video's much-anticipated television series adaptation of best-selling book Daisy Jones and The Six has only spurred on our already voracious demand for behind-the-curtain stories about musicians, and 1970s aesthetics alike. It's a story about love, tension, resentment, burgeoning and colliding egos and trust (or lack thereof), set to the dulcet tones of an original rock 'n' roll score.

We're obsessed with the leading ladies of the show, but with the end of season one on the horizon, and no news as to whether the show would even continue into a second season (we're looking to be on track to wrap things up where the book ends), we wanted to give you our top picks for what to watch next.


1. The Get Down

Music of the 70s was so much more expansive than just the Pink Floyd / Led Zeppelin / Fleetwood Mac-esque style of rock 'n' roll portrayed in Daisy Jones and The Six. The decade was the birthplace for a throng of new genres and music innovation.

Netflix's The Get Down series chronicles the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco in the Bronx during the 1970s, told through the eyes of a ragtag bunch of teens. Created by Baz Luhrmann in his first television foray, the two-part season is an extravagant love letter to the forefathers of hip-hop - truly a feast for the eyes and ears. You might even spot a young Jaden Smith in the cast.

Although it sadly got the axe so soon after its debut, that's only all the more reason to devour what few precious episodes we got (and it won't take you more than a weekend).


2. Vinyl

Co-created by two legends of the stage and screen, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, Vinyl follows music executive and anti-hero of sorts Richie Finestra in 1970s New York. We watch the volatile Finestra hustle to make a name for himself and his record company after falling on hard times, and battle bitterly with his addictions to both cocaine and bourbon. Olivia Wilde (of Don't Worry Darling acclaim) plays Finestra's wife, a former-factory-worker-turned-Warhol-muse now struggling with her marriage and drowning in regret.

The series shines a light on the darker side of the rock 'n' roll business: destructive narcissism, commensurate excess, rampant addiction and shady corporate shenanigans.


3. That 70s Show

The satirical and hysterical sitcom classic That 70s Show set in 70s Wisconsin follows a group of quintessential teenagers as they navigate the ups and downs of high school, romance and growing up. A parody of sorts, it's hilarious and hits the nail on the head when it comes to the decade's fads, fashions and free-thinking attitude.

The eight-season show has heart and kook in spades, and is one you'll find yourself routinely returning to at the end of a long or stressful day for a guaranteed belly laugh.


4. Atlanta

If there's anyone we trust to make a damn good (and poignant) show about the music industry, it's five time Grammy award winner Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino). Glover created and starred in his critically acclaimed TV show Atlanta, which follows two cousins - Earn and Alfred - trying to make it big in the US rap scene. It's a crisp and visually aesthetically pleasing show - which defied most of what else was on TV when it first debuted in 2018.

The show has won six Emmys over its four seasons, and just wrapped up its final episodes late last year, so now is probably as good a time as ever to delve in if you want to avoid finale spoilers.


5. High Fidelity

Zoe Kravitz runs a local record store in this short-lived but iconic TV reboot of Nick Hornby's 1995 novel. Kravitz's effortlessly cool portrayal of the now gender-flipped Rob Brooks, dons perfectly thrifted outfits amid the backdrop of her spacious Brooklyn apartment and the record store she runs with friends. Her biggest concern? Getting over being unceremoniously dumped the previous year, her still-lingering fixation with both the man who broke her heart, and her seemingly miscalculated romantic interactions.

It's witty, emotional and heartbreaking all at once. Also, do we really need another excuse to watch a show starring Zoe Kravitz?


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