Let’s all be honest – 2020 feels like it has been a decade. It’s the same stressful moments over and over again. We’ve been trapped in a cycle of never ending hell – from the pandemic to Trump – everything feels as though it’s been too much.
One of the only outlets that we have had is new television and movies. Granted, movies at home have cost a fortune and new television is far and in between, but it’s there. And the adaptation of Dash & Lily, well I didn’t know what to expect.
But when it comes to Netflix – you know that a movie is either going to be good, bad, or really bad so that it’s good. When it comes to their miniseries, I am always on the fence. Mostly because if I like it, it has a tendency to be cancelled.
And I don’t want to invest my heart to have it broken.
But Dash & Lily – watching it is worth all the joy and the pain. The 8 episodes of this show will draw you in, take hold of you and remind you just what love about yourself, the holidays, and well – New York City.
Why should you watch the show? Well, we’ll break it down for you.
NEW YORK FOR THE HOLIDAYS
There is always something special about New York, no matter the time of year. But one of the best times will always be Christmas time. The city is alive in a different way. The city becomes a place where even the people that live there become tourists in our own city. Dash & Lily knows that the holidays are a special time and they showcase that. New York in all its holiday glory – places you know and even places you don’t – become characters in the story. You’ll be writing a list of all the places that you want to see.
THE BEAUTY OF THE STRAND
The Strand is iconic. It is a place that I love. So many books, so little time. It’s a place that the people of New York love to go to. The miles of books within the store – you’ll never get through them all, but you will try. You’ll want to spend time in the rare books section, and buy all the swag.
With the pandemic The Strand is suffering from the downturn in business and if you can, support them here.
MIDORI FRANCIS AS LILY IS GOLDEN
Had I ever heard of her? No. But Midori is such a talented actress. She’s full of such passion for the craft of acting. Her portrayal of Lily is one of the most special things that I have seen on television this year. She owns every scene she is in and you relate to her. Lily makes you feel less alone with your insecurities and I firmly believe that no one else could have brought Lily to life in the special way that Midori did. She’s fabulous.
AUSTIN ABRAMS IS JUST ADORABLE
I can’t even remember the name of the movie that he was in with Lily Reinhart, because I didn’t like it. I was so overwhelmed with no loving it, that I skipped over the greatness that is Austin. I mean no disrespect as I say this, but he’s like the nerdy guy that you don’t notice, and then when you do – you want to kick yourself because he’s been there all along.
YOU WILL FEEL THE CHRISTMAS CHEER
2020 has sucked A LOT. I truly feel like there is no Christmas spirit this year. I am just like please let this year be over.
But watching this made me feel the spirit and that everything could be great. I got wrapped up in all of the things that I love about New York, about the holidays, and about just seeing that even though there are bad holiday moments, there are also good ones.
And I will embrace the good.