Russian Doll: Season 1 Reviews

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February 14, 2019
It's funny, warm, and strange, growing deeper and more resonant across its eight episodes.
February 13, 2019
Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) could rival even Annie Hall as a New York icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 13, 2019
It can be hard to decipher whether to take the show at face value or whether it's some sort of parody, but the confusion is also part of the fun.
February 13, 2019
Its eight tightly scripted 20-minute episodes are funny, moving, and sometimes existentially terrifying.
February 13, 2019
Lyonne's pop-eyed, curly-banged performance anchors this metaphysical tale of lost souls joining forces.
February 12, 2019
Dying was something she did exceptionally well, but Russian Doll, right down to every bustling, busy corner, every strange passer-by, was as alive as TV gets.
February 11, 2019
It's hammy, but quite atmospheric, in a "middle-aged people getting drunk in New York" sort of way.
February 9, 2019
Though 2019 is still young, it is surely one of the best shows we'll see this year.
February 8, 2019
Netflix's latest series, Russian Doll tries to give it an acerbic hipster spin. Does that differentiate the show enough? Not at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2019
True to Russian Doll's preference for multivalent meanings, mirrors on the show never mean just one thing.
February 8, 2019
Lyonne herself has never been better as Nadia, a witty, f---ed-up whirlwind of a character who, fair play, takes a lot of the obstacles being thrown at her in stride.
February 6, 2019
As a New Yorker, I fell hard for how this show captures this magical city that is hard and tender, wonderful and weird.
February 6, 2019
Russian Doll is an acquired taste. But do persist: there is such a fine, idiosyncratic, impressive show nested within.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2019
Russian Doll is certainly the most entertaining, brainy puzzle in ages.
February 6, 2019
Russian Doll is a must watch for anyone who loves a show that keeps them on their toes and makes them feel good in the end. The attention to detail sets this show apart from the pack and creates an awe-inspiring final product.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 6, 2019
Lyonne, Headland and Poehler haven't just created one of the wittiest comedies in ages - they've dreamed up something that miraculously manages to both be deeply realistic and dream-like, hazy in approach and methodical in execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 6, 2019
But if you came for the repeated death scenes or simply to unravel the mystery of why this is happening to Nadia, you will find that there is a lot more to this story thanks to Lyonne's pitch perfect performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 6, 2019
Drugs, sex, language, strong quirky women in terrific show.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 4, 2019
Russian Doll is a mystery box where all the answers are right there in the characters, a new kind of television show with an appeal as old as the form.
February 4, 2019
A puzzle and fable, as an edgy comedy and an endearing fantasy about people, pure and simple.
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