Dash & Lily is a new holiday romance series on Netflix, and it's just about the cutest show to be released all year.
It's set during the holidays in New York, and is about two teens — the Dash and Lily of the title — who have never met but who form a friendship through a little red notebook.
While Lily loves the holidays and is shattered that her family has left her alone (with the exception of her brother) for Christmas, Dash lies to his separated parents for the express purpose of being alone.
It's all just so romantic. A book of dares, passed back and forth across New York City, centred around an iconic bookstore? It's tropey rom-com heaven — and it's also very funny.
And while watching Dash and Lily get up to adventures across the city is fun, one of the absolute best parts of the series is the supporting cast.
It's a world populated with colorful and mostly kind characters who ultimately want to help each other.
Here's the thing — Dash & Lily is cheesy and not entirely realistic, but that's exactly what's great about it.
This is a modern fairytale, where the magic is found in other people (even when you're not connected in person) and hope can be conjured out of the darkest moments.