Netflix fans have praised the adaptation of David Nicholls' novel One Day, claiming they have “never cried so much at a show”.
The new series was released on Thursday and enthusiastic viewers praised the emotional scenes – with one saying they “loved every minute”.
Ambika Mod, 27, plays Emma Morley in the 20-year love story alongside White Lotus actor Leo Woodall.
Emma and Leo's character Dexter Mayhew meet on July 15, 1988, the night of her university graduation in 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 features Dex and Em, a year older, on that particular day, as they grow and change, come together and part, experience joy and heartbreak.
Netflix fans have praised the adaptation of David Nicholls' novel One Day and claimed they have “never cried so much at a show”
The new series was released 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: “Now can we talk about the Netflix version of #OneDay?” I've never cried so much at a show in my life. I enjoyed every minute.'
Another wrote: “As far as I didn't tweet, the woman was too stunned to say anything.” I can't explain how perfect this adjustment of Emmadex literally has to be taken to the hospital. ambika and leo are BRILLIANT #onedaynetflix.'
A third wrote: “This adaptation is already so good it makes me sick #oneday #onedaynetflix.”
A fourth responded: “I ALREADY HAVE THE TIME OF MY LFIEJWEJEEEEE EMMADEX YOU ARE EVERYTHING TO ME!!!” #ONEDAYNETFLIX.'
Another wrote: “This version of Emmadex feels so real #onedaynetflix.”
Someone else said in response 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 popular books, and oh, this series is already everything I needed and wanted! also songs from the Emma Morley mix tape? beautiful.'
Another viewer said: “I just started watching One Day on Netflix and I'm looking forward to finishing it.”
Earlier this week, Ambika revealed why she “kept turning down” the role.
One fan said after watching the show: “Now can we talk about the Netflix version of #OneDay?” I've never cried so much at a show in my life. I enjoyed every minute'
Ambika Mod, 27, (right) plays Emma Morley in the 20-year love story alongside White Lotus actor Leo Woodall
Earlier this week, Ambika (seen in the show) revealed why she “kept turning down” the role.
Ahead of the series' release, she revealed that although she fell in love with Nicholls' novel in 2009 at the age of 14, she was immediately told “no” when she was asked to audition.
“I saw the email notification pop up on my phone: 'Emma, One Day, Self-Tape' and thought, 'No, I'm not doing that,'” she tells Grazia.
“I kept turning down the audition for several months. I love the book so much and I just couldn't imagine playing this role. I thought it was a waste of time. I imagined the disappointment I would experience if I entertained this idea.'
Ambika also recalled how she was still tackling her biggest role yet: the role of student doctor Shruti Acharya in the 2022 drama This Is Going To Hurt.
The actress described how “overwhelmed” she felt by the attention she received after her acclaimed performance, admitting: “I kind of wanted it all to go away.”
But months after turning down the one-day audition, she suddenly changed her mind and thought, “I've made a terrible mistake.”
Lo and behold, she impressed and got the role.
Rounding out the cast of One Day are some big names, including Eleanor Tomlinson and Joely Richardson.
The decades-long love story is based on the 2009 novel by David Nicholls, which has sold over five million copies worldwide.
It's not the first time that the story of Emma and Dexter has come to the big screen. A film starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess was released in 2011 but received mixed reviews.
Ambika revealed that although she fell in love with Nicholls' novel in 2009 at the age of 14, she was immediately told “no” when she was invited to audition
Jan Moir, writing for the Chron at the time, reviewed the film “as wrong as Anne Hathaway's accent”.
While Nicholls wrote the screenplay for the 2011 film, Scottish screenwriter Nicole Taylor led the writing team for the Netflix adaptation.
Taylor won a BAFTA for best writer in 2017 for her BBC series Three Girls about the Rochdale nursing scandal. Nicholls is on board as an executive producer.
One Day is now available on Netflix.