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Netflix fans claim new heartbreaking drama series is ‘better than original film’

Rhiannon Ingle

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Netflix fans claim new heartbreaking drama series is ‘better than original film’

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I'm sure many of us are digging out our favourite rom-coms of all time to cosy up to in the run up to February 14th.

There's been a whole lot of buzz online for the series some fans even going as far as claiming it's 'better than the original film' it was based on.

Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall star in the new drama series. Credit: Netflix
Credit: NetflixAmbika Mod and Leo Woodall star in the new drama series. Credit: Netflix Credit: Netflix

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The Netflix show follows the lives of two university students, Dex and Emma, who meet on the night of their graduation.

Now, while there is a very obvious spark between them - they don't actually end up getting together and sadly go on to lowkey regret the decision for a whole 20 years.

The Netflix limited series tells the decades-spanning love story of protagonists Dex, portrayed White Lotus star Leo Woodall, and Emma, played by This is Going to Hurt's Ambika Mod, as we catch up with them on the same day every year.

If this sounds a little familiar to you, it's because it's another adaptation of David Nicholls' 2009 worldwide bestselling novel One Day, which was originally adapted into the 2011 feature film starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.

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This time around, it's been reimagined as a 14-episode British series.

Check out the official trailer for One Day here:

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Viewers have since raced to X, formerly Twitter, to share their praise for the series.

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One fan penned: "One Day is 100 percent worth watching even if you haven't read the book or haven't watched the film.

"They were truly faithful to book and Ambika Mod and Leo Woodwall done a really good job!"

A second agreed: "SWOON. Pleasantly surprised by how this Netflix series of One Day gets closer to the spirit of the David Nicholls' novel than the muddied 2011 movie.

"Takes its time, and allows its emotions to breathe (and blur). Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall are just wonderful!"

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"This series FINALLY does the book justice!" claimed a third before insisting: "Please go watch One Day on Netflix."

A fourth chimed in: "One Day is quite possibly the most accurate book to screen adaptation I've ever seen. There was one thing I didn't like from the ending of the book AND THEY ACTUALLY TOOK IT OUT OF THE SHOW.

One Day premiered on Netflix yesterday (8 February). Credit: Netflix
One Day premiered on Netflix yesterday (8 February). Credit: Netflix

"Put Leo Woodall and Ambika Mod in EVERYTHING together. Incredible."

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And, a final Netflix viewer echoed: "I vividly remember reading One Day. I loved it then, and now, it's gotten the adaptation it deserves.

"I've watched it twice. You should watch it (at least once)."

Well, that's my weekend plans sorted then.

One Day is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film, Social media

Rhiannon Ingle
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