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Review of "Russian Doll" 2/24/18 by Suzanne
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 situation.

 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 star.

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, and Lyonne.

The eight-episode series is set to premiere on Netflix on February 1, 2019.

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