Daisy, Daisy (2001–2003)

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A dumbed-down version of Louis Theroux
20 June 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fish out of water Daisy Donovan attempts to change her life by getting involved with various groups or styles. These include millionaires, rappers, motivational speakers, beauty pageants, pimps and heavy metal rock bands.

Daisy Donovan is quite the little smart a*se! She started growing in stature on the 11o'clock show a few years back and has carved out a sarcastic niche for herself. With `Daisy, Daisy' she starts to go down the road of Louis Theroux of shadowing her subjects, treating them seriously to their face but really taking the mick out of them. However Daisy is a little more cruel with her style – and tends to play it for laughs. Where Louis can be serious, playful or genuinely interested, Daisy can only take the p*ss – even where it's maybe not the best way to go.

And that's the problem – Daisy can't see anything past the opportunity for comedy even if the subject material is actually quite bad. With Louis you felt he worked it in such a way that the subject(s) either left themselves open to being laughed at or judged for what they are – Louis didn't need to do much work it seemed. That's why he worked well when he was with porn actors (comedy and depressing), UFO watchers (funny), celebrities (a mix) or south African racists (downright scary!). However Daisy manages to force comedy in all situations – and that's fine when it's not a serious subject (motivational speaking or following a nu-metal rock band) but not when her subject has a darker side.

For example she tries to become a US pimp – this produces some humour but really she can't look seriously at the darker side of this business. This leaves the show hollow and one-dimensional. Hence I feel that for a short series she can hold together an amusing show – but she can't go to the deeper level and produce something better.

Overall Daisy, Daisy is funny if not original – it's basically Louis Theroux for the MTV generation.

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