Title: Dash & Lily
Actors: Austin Abrams, Midori Francis, Dante Brown
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
My rating: 7.5/10
Dash & Lily
A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City.
When I saw this on the Netflix Christmas releases, I didn’t think I was going to watch it. I thought it would be more for children, like little kids. But suddenly I saw people on Twitter talking about this and I was intrigued. I was wondering why they liked this show.
So I decided to watch this first episode because the episodes are not too long and if it is boring I can always stop after one episode. But I loved the first episode. Yes, the leads are teens. So if you don’t like teen movies/series, then maybe you shouldn’t watch this. If you don’t care. try to watch this first episode.
Okay, in the first episode it looked like Lily was desperate. Because she really wanted to find a guy for herself. But later I found out she wasn’t desperate at all. She was just feeling super lonely and she wanted to meet someone. She didn’t have a lot of friends because everyone thinks she is weirds because she makes her own clothes and reads books. Well, if reading makes you weird, I am a proud weirdo too.
In the first episode you see everything from Dash’s point of view and in the second episode you learn who Lily is. So practically you see the same day twice but that doesn’t make it boring.
I think it is a cool way to meet new people, all though the guy could have been a 60 year old creep. But luckily the owner of the bookstore was keeping an eye out for her so that is a good thing. But I wouldn’t try this myself because you never know what happens.
Also I feel that I also should mention the other characters. Lily’s aunt is amazing (Lily calls her Basil E after the writer), also Boomer because he is a great friend for Dash even though he doesn’t realizes it. Even better: Dash thinks he is a loner because in fact he has a lot of friends. He just hates Christmas. Lily is the opposite, she hangs out with her aunt, granddad and her parents and she loves Christmas. But this year it is different because her parents are gone for the holidays. And she is feeling lonely. Her brother Langston is spending a lot of time together with his new boyfriend Benny. (definitely shipping them).
But this series was cute and that was all I needed at this moment. I think it was also a lot better than I had expected. They start a back and forth dare challenge, through a notebook at a bookstore and I thought that was kind of cute. The story was cute and original. Definitely a recommendation. And if you think you won’t like it, check IMDB. There are also amazing reviews about this series. I think Netflix did a great job.
I don’t think there will be another season of this. It had definitely and ending and I feel like there is nothing more to tell. But that makes this series perfect to watch during the holidays. Episodes are short and there are only 8 episodes. And now that I am writing this down, it feels like this season was super short and it is, but it didn’t feel like that all. It was not boring at all, not even for a second. You couldn’t skip 10 seconds without missing a couple of things.