Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Sawyer, Jan 10, 2019.
Can't post the trailer due to swearing, but...
So basically... Groundhog Day/Happy Death Day/Edge of Tomorrow: The Series?
The concept is kinda played out but it looks raunchy enough that I might enjoy it.
I've been trying to figure out the reason for the Russian Doll title, other than the main character is obviously Russian. The comments have helped me with my query. The character looks just like her.
Alla Pugacheva - Wikipedia
Alla Pugacheva - IMDb
I just figured it was called that because of the similarity to a Russian nesting doll, in which there is an identical (though smaller) doll within a doll within a doll. The metaphor isn't perfect but since each death results in a restart, it's sort of the same, you know?
I love that this is being released on Groundhog Day weekend considering the central hook is like the Bill Murray movie.
Reviews have been stellar.
This looks fun, I may check it out
What a show.
The Groundhog Day/Happy Death Day comparisons get pretty left behind about 3 episodes in.
It's sorta occupying middle ground between NBC's The Good Place and, like, David Lynch.
The writing and direction are quite good and Natasha Lyonne is really great in the lead role.
Based on how humorous the show is for the majority of the time, I was not at all prepared for how legitimately weird and unsettling (and also touching) the last couple episodes are.
Apparently a couple more seasons are in the works but it's kind of hard to imagine, even if the ending is certainly open enough for it. Nonetheless, sign me up.
Netflix Renews ‘Russian Doll’ For Eight-Episode Second Season – Deadline
I wonder where it will go for the 2nd season, the 1st was perfectly self contained and had a satisfying conclusion.
I'll still check out season 2 since the first was quite good and very easy to binge.