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SPOILERS: Netflix show ‘One Day’ has me in tears


“One Day” took Netflix by storm ranking in the top ten for the second week in a row. The Netflix series is an in-depth interpretation of the original story previously released as a movie in 2011. The decision to remake the show was made in November of 2021 to go deeper into what the movie failed to explain. 

After being released to Netflix, the show immediately took over the internet. Viewers were sharing their thoughts and opinions through different social media apps. The main message from those sharing online was to watch the show if you wanted or needed a good cry. 

The scene opens with a party taking place at a University in Scotland in 1988. The two main characters, Emma Morely and Dexter Mayhew, meet for the first time at the celebration of graduating college. The two seem like an unlikely pairing between Emma’s black cat attitude and Dexter’s golden retriever personality. 

Emma and Dexter leave the party going into what seems is going to be a one-night stand. Emma had other plans, as she didn’t feel comfortable sleeping with a guy she just met. Instead, the two of them spent their last night in town getting to know each other. They then spend half of the following day together until it is time for the two to go their separate ways. Before Emma can get too far, Dex is chasing after her to get her number so that they will be able to speak to each other again.

The show is called “One Day” because it then goes on to show the same day, July 15, for the next twenty years. Each year shows where each character is at in life. Some of these days have the two characters together while others just show each of them taking on life on their own. 

The feelings that the two have for each other are obvious to the viewers, but Emma and Dex will never fully express their feelings to one another. It isn’t until 1999 that the two finally discover how strong their feelings are toward one another and get together. The couple spends two blissful years together before Emma dies in a car accident before meeting Dexter to view the first house they would be buying together. 

The show goes on to show how Dexter handles the next two years without Emma in his life and it is depressing. It makes you feel for Dexter because he has spent the last 20 years of his life being in love with the woman he only got two years of avidly loving. 

As the viewer, this is the most frustrating and devastating part of the whole film. You go throughout the entire series hoping that the two would end up being together after each year that passes. When you as the viewer and the couple finally get what you’ve been waiting for the whole time, it’s cut short by a tragic accident.

The show had me in tears. Each episode is easy to watch at only 20-30 minutes a piece. I finished the show in three days. Every episode had me hooked with the hope that the two would end up together in the next year or the next episode. 

Just like any relationship, the show puts you through ups and downs. You get frustrated with each character for the things they do, why they do them and why they just can’t confess how they truly feel to one another. From episode to episode, you fall deeper into the storyline and grow closer to the characters. That’s what makes this show all the more frustrating. 

It was a beautiful story with a “terrible” ending. It’s not the happy ending that we were hoping to get, but it is what makes the show more beautiful. It puts things in our own lives in perspective. Don’t take things for granted, tell others how you truly feel and don’t be scared to go after what you love. 

My overall rating is a 4 out of 5 lopers. I will never get over how the show ended. I’m still upset. 

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