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Old 01-30-19, 10:30 AM
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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(R) winner and Academy Award(R) nominee ChloŽ 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.

Russian Doll from Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, and Leslye Headland arrives February 1st.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
∑ Brendan Sexton III
∑ Charlie Barnett
∑ ChloŽ Sevigny
∑ Dascha Polanco
∑ Elizabeth Ashley
∑ Greta Lee
∑ Jeremy Bobb
∑ Jocelyn Bioh
∑ Natasha Lyonne as Nadia
∑ Rebecca Henderson
∑ Ritesh Rajan
∑ Yul Vazquez

CREW INFORMATION:
∑ Amy Poehler as CRTR/EP
∑ Brooke Posch as EP
∑ Dave Becky as EP
∑ Jamie Babbit as DIR (Pilot)
∑ Leslye Headland as CRTR/EP
∑ Natasha Lyonne as CRTR/EP
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Old 01-30-19, 12:54 PM
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Amy Poehler being involved means I'm in. Which reminds me, I have to catch up on Broad City.
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I started to watch this then noticed it was a series. Episodes look short, though. Maybe start this tomorrow.
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I’m glad the episodes are short, but they’re pretty entertaining. It’s definitely not a rehash of Groundhog Day in any way. 4 episodes in so far and it’s taken some pretty interesting turns. I’ll definitely watch the rest.
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I watched the first episode and had a blast. I stopped because I saw that ABC Murders is live on PRIME, which takes priority over this. I will resume after I finish that.
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Iím glad the episodes are short, but theyíre pretty entertaining. Itís definitely not a rehash of Groundhog Day in any way. 4 episodes in so far and itís taken some pretty interesting turns. Iíll definitely watch the rest.
In ANY way? Come on, be serious.
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To the movie? Well she’s not re-rehashing the same day the same way. But I’m sure you’ve seen some of the episodes to figure that out.
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Old 02-02-19, 09:06 PM
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Good show once it gets flowing, but man she dies easily nice mix of comedy and depressing existential crisis

"Jesus fucking Christ that's dark"

That said who are these people? How do they all have massive NYC apartments?

Binged all 8 episodes, thoroughly excellent.

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Old 02-03-19, 03:41 AM
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Watched the UHD disk of Groundhog Day first tonite, then moved on to this.

Seriously, when is Hollywood going to cut its reliance on tobacco subsidies?
Watching Ms. Lyonne sucking on stogies while parading around a set is so 1970-ish.
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Old 02-03-19, 10:42 AM
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It's an active part of her character that's written into the show, and not a throwaway trait like it usually is (Maniac comes to mind, but she did look cool).

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It's an active part of her character that's written into the show, and not a throwaway trait like it usually is (Maniac comes to mind, but she did look cool).
Would the character have been LESS interesting or believable without it?
IMO, it's a lazy prop for lousy writing.
Very few mature adults of any substance smoke today (for obvious reasons).
When is Hollywood going to grasp this?
I thought there was some kind of agreement among the Powers-That-Be in the industry from a few years back to reduce this in films...
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Would the character have been LESS interesting or believable without it?
IMO, it's a lazy prop for lousy writing.
Very few mature adults of any substance smoke today (for obvious reasons).
When is Hollywood going to grasp this?
I thought there was some kind of agreement among the Powers-That-Be in the industry from a few years back to reduce this in films...
Imo, yes. Knowing people extremely similar to the character that always have a smoke hanging from their lip helps, and here it's used to make her look properly pathetic. It doesn't fit a lot of the time but it's justified in this series
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especially considering it's largely about the self-destructive behavior of the leads


but I get the overall stance, just feel like this show actually included it properly and in an anti-glamorous light.

The film thing was to keep it out of PG-13 and lower movies, this is a TV-MA tv show.

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To the movie? Well sheís not re-rehashing the same day the same way. But Iím sure youíve seen some of the episodes to figure that out.
You said in ANY way. Dying and starting again in the same place and trying to get out of the loop are exactly from GD. The show is different in other ways but in this way its the same.
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Imo, yes. Knowing people extremely similar to the character that always have a smoke hanging from their lip helps, and here it's used to make her look properly pathetic. It doesn't fit a lot of the time but it's justified in this series
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especially considering it's largely about the self-destructive behavior of the leads


but I get the overall stance, just feel like this show actually included it properly and in an anti-glamorous light.

The film thing was to keep it out of PG-13 and lower movies, this is a TV-MA tv show.

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Since I haven't watched more than the first episode, I'll take your word for it.

I have a hard time abiding smoking in modern movies/series.
Have seen too many people die from it up close.
You don't want lung cancer (trust me).
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This got way better the more it went on. I was close to bailing after Episode 3, but I'm glad I didn't as Episode 4 is where it becomes interesting. They shouldn't have waited that long to get to that reveal.
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This got way better the more it went on. I was close to bailing after Episode 3, but I'm glad I didn't as Episode 4 is where it becomes interesting. They shouldn't have waited that long to get to that reveal.
I almost bailed as well until I saw your note.. def got better, overall decent.


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Do NOT watch that trailer before you watch the show! What the hell were they thinking including the last clip?

I really enjoyed this! Any ideas on whether this is a one-and-done or if we should expect more? It seems to come to a conclusion, yet it seems as if there is more to the story as well.

I was really expecting this to go the route of a certain movie that is in theaters now. They kept laying those seeds in a number of different ways.
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I really expected to find out they were in a video game she was programming. There were a bunch of “clues” that were pointing to that path:

*The game they play in Alan’s apartment has multiple references to the goings-on, such as falling down the “surprise” hole and the sudden appearance of a second, male character.

*The random disappearances of items/people and the breaking down of their bodies could be the debugging of a program and stripping away elements to find the problem.


ps — I love me some Natasha Lyon ... and as a red head ...

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It was pitched as at least 3 seasons.
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One of the best shows Iíve seen in a while, sci-fi-ish with a lot of nice existential twists and very New Yorker vibe.
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going to have to give this another shot. Didn't finish the first episode but really didn't know what the show was about so I couldn't tell where it was going with the repeated death function. Couldn't quite tell if it was a period drama, comedy or "dramadey" in the first ten minutes so I turned it off...
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You said in ANY way. Dying and starting again in the same place and trying to get out of the loop are exactly from GD. The show is different in other ways but in this way its the same.
Phil doesnít die every day in Groundhog Day, he does go to sleep and wakes up on the same day. Which adds to his frustration because his loop seems to have no end.

Happy Death Day: Tree & Russian Doll: Nadia and Alan are only stuck in the loop when they die. Russian Doll even shows the events after their birthdays.

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Delighted to get answers and a definitive ending. So many shows now lack resolution and tease whatís coming to build anticipation for the next season.

No no idea what theyíll do for the next season.
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going to have to give this another shot. Didn't finish the first episode but really didn't know what the show was about so I couldn't tell where it was going with the repeated death function. Couldn't quite tell if it was a period drama, comedy or "dramadey" in the first ten minutes so I turned it off...
I've heard a lot of people say: If the first episode didn't grab you, stick with it through the end of episode 3. That seems to be the hook that gets people. With sub-30-minute episodes it isn't asking for a huge time commitment unlike many shows.
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Delighted to get answers and a definitive ending. So many shows now lack resolution and tease whatís coming to build anticipation for the next season.

No no idea what theyíll do for the next season.
Huh ... I wouldn't call that "answers and a definitive ending".

I can't wait to see where it goes from there!
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I think the ending was open to interpretation, but it was an ending. I can't imagine how they would do another season with the same characters. In fact, who's to say there's even going to be another season? Looks to me like a single story they intended to tell over several episodes, and that's it.
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