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Netflix fans hail adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel One Day claiming they’ve ‘never cried so much at a show’

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Netflix fans praised the adaptation of David Nicholls' novel One Day, stating that

Netflix fans praised the adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel One Day, saying they had “never cried so much on a show”.

The new series premiered on Thursday and enthusiastic viewers were quick to praise the emotional scenes, with one saying they “loved every minute.”

Ambika Mod, 27, plays Emma Morley in the 20-year-old love story, alongside White Lotus actor Leo Woodall.

Emma and Leo’s character, Dexter Mayhew, meet in the July 15, 1988, the night of his graduation from the University of Edinburgh. The next morning, they go their separate ways, but the novel and the television series catch up with them on the same day every year.

Each episode finds Dex and Em, a year older, on this particular date, as they grow and change, come together and part, experience joy and heartbreak.

Netflix fans praised the adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel One Day, saying they had “never cried so much on a show”.

The new series premiered on Thursday and enthusiastic viewers were quick to praise the emotional scenes, with one saying:

The new series premiered on Thursday and enthusiastic viewers were quick to praise the emotional scenes, with one saying they “loved every minute.”

One fan said after watching the show: ‘Can we talk about the Netflix version of #OneDay now? I have never cried so much at a show in my life. “I loved every minute.”

Another wrote: ‘The way I haven’t been tweeting is that the woman was too stunned to speak. I can’t explain how perfect this emmadex adaptation is, you literally have to wheel her to the hospital. ambika and leo are BRILLIANT #onedaynetflix.’

A third wrote: “This adaptation is so good I’m already feeling sick #oneday #onedaynetflix.”

A fourth said in reaction: ‘I’M ALREADY SPENDING MY TIME LFIEJWEJEEEEE EMMADEX YOU ARE EVERYTHING TO ME!!! #ONEDAYNETFLIX.’

Another wrote: “this emmadex version feels so genuine #onedaynetflix.”

Someone else said in reaction to the series: “I’m sick today and it hurts to look at a screen, but I just finished the first episode of #OneDay on Netflix.” One Day is one of my most beloved books and oh, this series is already everything I needed and wanted! Also, songs from THE Emma Morley Mix Tape? gorgeous.’

Another viewer said: “I just started One Day on Netflix and I’m already excited to finish it.”

Earlier this week Ambika revealed why he turned down the role “again and again.”

One fan said after watching the show: 'Can we talk about the Netflix version of #OneDay now? I have never cried so much at a show in my life. I loved every minute

One fan said after watching the show: ‘Can we talk about the Netflix version of #OneDay now? I have never cried so much at a show in my life. I loved every minute

Ambika Mod, 27, (right) plays Emma Morley in the 20-year-old love story, alongside White Lotus actor Leo Woodall.

Ambika Mod, 27, (right) plays Emma Morley in the 20-year-old love story, alongside White Lotus actor Leo Woodall.

Earlier this week, Ambika (seen on the show) revealed why she turned down the role

Earlier this week, Ambika (seen on the show) revealed why she turned down the role “again and again.”

Speaking ahead of the show’s launch, she revealed that despite falling in love with Nicholls’ novel in 2009 when she was 14, it was an immediate “no” when she was asked to audition.

“I saw the email notification pop up on my phone: ‘Emma, ​​one day, record yourself,’ and I thought, ‘No, I’m not going to do that,'” she tells Grazia.

‘I turned down the audition again and again for several months. I love the book so much and I just couldn’t see myself playing that role. I thought it was a waste of time. I imagined the disappointment I would experience if I considered this idea.

Ambika also recalled how at the time she was still taking on her biggest role to date, playing medical student Shruti Acharya in the 2022 drama This Is Going To Hurt.

Describing how she felt “overwhelmed” by the attention she received after her acclaimed performance, the actress admitted: “I wanted it all to go away.”

But months after turning down the One Day audition, he had a sudden change of heart and thought, “I’ve made a terrible mistake.”

Lo and behold, she impressed and got the role.

The cast of One Day is rounded out by some big names, including Eleanor Tomlinson and Joely Richardson.

The decades-spanning love story is based on the 2009 novel by David Nicholls, which has sold more than five million copies worldwide.

It is not the first time that the story of Emma and Dexter reaches the screen. A film starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess was released in 2011, but received mixed reviews.

Ambika has revealed how despite falling in love with Nicholls' novel in 2009 when she was 14, it was a

Ambika has revealed how despite falling in love with Nicholls’ novel in 2009 when she was 14, it was an immediate “no” when she was asked to audition.

Jan Moir, writing for the Daily Mail at the time, called the film “as fake as Anne Hathaway’s accent.”

While Nicholls wrote the script for the 2011 film, Scottish screenwriter Nicole Taylor headed the writing team for the Netflix adaptation.

Taylor won a BAFTA for Best Writer for her 2017 BBC series Three Girls about the Rochdale grooming scandal. Nicholls is on board as executive producer.

One Day is now available on Netflix.

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