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Review of "Russian
airs now on Netflix
This is a very interesting show, and I'm
definitely going to watch the rest of it when I have
time. A woman, Nadia (Natasha
Lyonne) dies on her birthday, after her
party, and each time, she starts over again at her
party, like a sick "Groundhog Day." She's the
only one who is experiencing the day over and over
again. She tries to figure out what's going
on. The actress reminds me a bit of Tatiana Maslany
(from "Orphan Black"). Lyonne co-created and
co-wrote the show with Leslye Headland and Amy
Poehler. The show is quirky and has some humor. It's
a half-hour long, so it's listed as a comedy-drama.
The humor, though, comes mostly from the bizarre
There is literally no other show on TV like this
one, so don't miss it! It's worth watching.
Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia
(Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a
seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.
Russian Doll is co-created by Natasha Lyonne,
Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, who all serve as executive
producers, with Headland and Lyonne as writers for the
series. Additional cast include Greta Lee (“KTown”), Yul
Vazquez (“Captain Phillips”), Tony Award-winner Elizabeth
Ashley (“Ocean’s 8”) and Charlie Barnett (“Chicago Fire”).
Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee Chloë
Sevigny (“Lizzie”), SAG Award winner Dascha Polanco (“Orange
is the New Black”), Brendan Sexton III ("Three Billboards
Outside Ebbing, Missouri"), Rebecca Henderson (“Appropriate
Behavior”), Jeremy Bobb (“The Knick”), Ritesh Rajan
(“Stitchers”) and Jocelyn Bioh (“School Girls”) also guest
The series is produced by Universal Television, Poehler’s
Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media and 3 Arts Entertainment.
The series features an all-female writing and directing
team. All episodes are directed by Jamie Babbit, Headland,
The eight-episode series is set to premiere on Netflix on
February 1, 2019.
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