Dash & Lily introduces viewers to two strangers: Dash (Austin Abrams) and Lily (Midori Francis), duh. Dash is a total cynic when it comes to Christmas, calling it “the most detestable time of the year.” Lily couldn’t be more different. Not only does she embody the holiday spirit, but she’s also extremely optimistic about finding a partner who matches her personality.
Their two worlds collide when Dash discovers a red notebook hidden on a shelf in his favorite bookstore. Inside, he finds a series of clues that were written by a mystery woman (AKA Lily), who sends him on a wild goose chase around the shop in an attempt to decipher a riddle.
When he completes her “game,” Dash is infatuated. He must know who “she” is. So, he devises a plan with his best friend, Boomer (Dante Brown), to find her.
It’s important to note that (as of the first episode) Dash hasn’t actually talked to Lily in person. In fact, Lily isn’t really shown in the first installment—she’s only heard through voiceover until the very end. However, Dash seems adamant about continuing their newfound relationship via written messages, and I’m all for it.