Russian Doll (Netflix) - Starring Natasha Lyonne

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  1. Sawyer

    Sawyer High King

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    Can't post the trailer due to swearing, but...

     
  2. Deck Rickard

    Deck Rickard Not us.

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    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.
     
  3. tzarinna

    tzarinna Mamochka

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    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

     
  4. Deck Rickard

    Deck Rickard Not us.

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    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?
     
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  5. samsnee

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    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.
     
  6. harlequinade

    harlequinade capable of much unpleasantness

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    This looks fun, I may check it out
     
  7. Persona

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    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.
     

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