Normally, I steer away from Romantic Comedies but it’s holiday season and I have the Hallmark Channel on too. My world is filled with the impossible. Cliches and overdone tropes are playing in my feed until Christmas.
Saturday night, means that I’m tired of eating left over turkey. I put in a pizza tonight and look at new Netflix movies. I dared myself to try something new even if it was on the cheesy side. Little did I know that a new series, “Dash and Lily”, created by Joe Tracz, would turn into a series marathon that I actually enjoy. The fact that the main character is an Asian female is also a plus.
Asian female and male leads in American movies are far and few between. It’s 2020 and we’re “celebrating” movies like “Crazy Rich Asians” because the cast is Asian and made it into mainstream Hollywood. This series’ lead is Asian and female but it’s not the focus. Instead, they blended her into to her neighborhood as the way it should be – as someone else living in New York.
Opening with a bookstore and a scavenger hunt for strangers that dare each other to play a game but not meet in the beginning sucked me in the rest of the way. Touches of humor, sarcasm, and moments that a real. Scenes don’t always end with triumph for Lily and it’s okay. You still feel the connection between the two main characters.
I’m only to the middle of the series but brace yourself if you’re going to follow. Plots need to change and complications need to happen within a story to move it forward. It’s midnight and I’m still watching.
Let me know what you think. I would recommend this series as a break from stories that are too happy or filled with a little too much Holiday tinsel.
Watch with me at: https://www.netflix.com/title/81037871