Netflix Original Review: Russian Doll is a genre mixer we all wanted

02 . Feb . 2019
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  • Russian Doll is a genre mixer we all want

The concept of time has fascinated content creators since, well, time incarnate. One of the biggest franchises in Hollywood is Back to the Future. Apart from that, other time related films like Ground Hog Day, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and others have fascinated audiences. Modern content creators have a reignited interest in this concept, with Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch regaling audiences with the ‘reliving time trope’. Now, Netflix comes with the stand-alone season Russian Doll, which is about a late 30s video game programmer stuck in a time loop. Desperate to find out a way out, she unravels and learns various lessons about life and living. Here’s our complete review of the Netflix Original Web Series, Russian Doll.

Nadia Vulvokov is a character that’d you want to move away from if you meet her at a party. Immediately cynical with a caustic say it as it is attitude, she is forced to relive the events leading to her death. As she tries to break from the time loop, she goes through all the questionable actions she has taken in life and is left to ponder whether she has led a good life.

What’s Wow:

Russian Doll has an interesting concept, that’s takes a whole new turn with a fresh new conditioning. The audiences will not be able to guess what’s the catch until the very end. Until then, the creators take the audience through a journey that’s part sci-fi, part spiritual, part conspiracy theory and every other fun genre out there. Oh of course, this is also a white chick lit that’s as much sass as it is spirit.

The series posits an important question though. How difficult, or how simple, is it to change things as we know it. How do our actions affect others, and more importantly, what does all this do to the world that we live in.

In Nadia, we have a brand new, refreshing protagonist who just doesn’t have time to sit and mull over what’s happening – she’s someone who’s out there finding answers – and quickly at that. The brand new female protagonist who doesn’t wait around for the men in her life is here – and we need to celebrate her.

What’s Blah :

Nothing

Parting Shot :

Russian Doll mixes genres like chicklit and sci-fi to create an immensely entertaining Netflix Original

Cast and Crew : 

Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Ashley, Jes Davis, Brendan Sexton III, Tawny Sorensen, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Charlie Barnett

Directors: Lesyle Headland, Jamie Babbit, Natasha Lyonne

Writers: Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, Jocelyn Bioh

Russian Doll is now streaming on Netflix