Russian Doll: Season 1 (2019)

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Russian Doll

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Russian Doll may be stuck in a time loop, but this endlessly inventive series never repeats itself as it teeters on a seesaw of shifting tones -- from fatally funny to mournfully sad -- that is balanced with exhilarating moxie by an astonishing Natasha Lyonne.

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Critic Ratings: 98

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Air date: Feb 1, 2019

On the night of her 36th birthday, Nadia meets an untimely end... then suddenly finds herself back at the party her friends threw for her.

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Air date: Feb 1, 2019

Confused and hung over, Nadia tries to piece together what happened the night before. She tracks down Wardog, the drug dealer with the Israeli joints.

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Nadia's hunt for clues leads her to a Yeshiva school -- but she needs John's help. Out searching for Oatmeal, Nadia befriends a homeless man.

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Meticulous as always, Alan steadies himself for a rendez-vous with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Nadia's latest discovery sends her reeling.

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Perturbed by the changes in his routine, Alan shows up at Nadia's birthday party. Nadia tries to make amends to John, and Alan confronts Mike.

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Nadia and Alan try to figure out how they're connected. Alan can't remember his first death, so Nadia follows him over the course of his night.

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As the present begins to unravel, Nadia's troubled past comes back to haunt her, and Alan worries they're running out of time.

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Nadia and Alan look for each other and finally cross paths at the deli. Something's not right -- but they're not giving up on each other.

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  • Jul 18, 2021
    A tired premise beautifully styled into shocking chic. Well executed self-indulgent groundhog replete with flat and barely likeable and exaggerated characters. I'm fine with profanity, sex-talk and drugs ... if it serves a story. Yet the whole investigation by "reset" theme is monotonous. If you take away the stylings and some fine performances you feel as though are being told, "see what we did there? Wait, the next loop is even more clever!" Ultimately a venereal drama that official critics see as an amazing well told story. Well, if you can stick with it you too have the gift of extracting compelling narrative from very little.
  • May 07, 2021
    Totally binged it! Loved the concept, the actors, the story, it's brilliant. Surprised it's not more talked about.
  • Apr 27, 2021
    This series is not as great or funny as some people may suggest. An average person won't learn anything from this series besides on how to use drugs.
  • Apr 14, 2021
    A show that deserves way more recognition! The great theme, on-spot acting and crazy questions will leave you begging for the next episode.
  • Apr 04, 2021
    Perfect. A perfect masterpiece. You'll cry. You'll laughe. You'll be amazed. Best quote - "I die all the time."
  • Mar 10, 2021
    not bad, i definetly want to see a new season!
  • Feb 28, 2021
    It's Groundhog Day, but now it's a TV show. You could probably binge it in a evening and get a laugh or two out of it.
  • Jan 27, 2021
    I was recommended the show. Watched it immediately. Lost interest after 2 .5 episodes. Bizarre cause the Groundhog Day premise has always been an easy one for me.
  • Jan 18, 2021
    A witty, sharp, and authentically cool exterior contains deeper meaning and avoids tired mistakes that have rendered lesser attempts sophomoric. Two characters find each other lost in a spacetime labyrinth and provide for each other the sword and string required to slay their beasts and return to themselves. Russian Doll is constantly surprising, darkly funny, and yet full of symbolism reinforcing its underlying themes. Ask yourself why, when video game designer Nadia fixes a bug in her code the 3D model on her screen changes from stationary to moving; or why Horse - the character most lost from reality - carries broken mirrors on his staff. Russian Doll is an excellent piece of writing, superbly acted, with a soundtrack you'll want to track down. But more than entertaining, if you're paying attention, you'll walk away asking yourself what in your own life is holding you back, how to know more about yourself, and who can help you along the way.
  • Dec 18, 2020
    It's an ok show, but I will probably just completely forget about it in the next few months

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