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Russian Doll [Netflix]

  • 10-01-2019 7:28am
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    Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,407 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Russian Doll stars Natasha Lyonne and starts on February 1st on Netflix. Looks like a very adult Groundhog Day/Happy Death Day, and looks darkly funny. Hope it's good! I love anything with a clever time loop. :)



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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,222 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Happy Death Day was so disappointing, but this looks pretty great.

    And for those who care about these things (Such as me, cos it pretty much got me watching the trailer), it comes from the mind of Amy Poehler.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,840 ✭✭✭✭ somesoldiers


    Thought it was a remake of Belgian series Matrioshki

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Dolls:_Sex_Trade

    which was available on Sky Arts replay at one stage


    looks good anyhow


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,407 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    This is out on Friday and it's getting amazing reviews.

    https://www.metacritic.com/tv/russian-doll


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,275 ✭✭✭ corkie


    [JOE] Netflix's new comedy is already being called one of the best shows of 2019
    ^^^ Click bait title? Hoping it doesn't disappoint.
    Co-created by Amy Poehler (Parks & Rec, Sisters), Netflix's new comedy is a high-concept mix of Groundhog Day and Happy Death Day.

    Russian Doll stars Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black, American Pie) as a woman trying to escape a party that is being thrown in her honour, but upon leaving, she is killed in a car accident, and then wakes up... back at the party.

    Over and over, she is killed and killed again, and each and every time she winds up back in the middle of the party she is trying to escape.

    MV5BMTEyMzc2MTE2MzheQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU4MDUwNTY0ODYx._V1_UX214_CR0,0,214,317_AL_.jpg

    ^^^ Liked the actress in OITNB.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,222 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Refuse to click into JOE.ie and give it reward for a clickbait strategy, but does the article even pretend to give examples of how it's "being called"?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,790 ✭✭✭ Mrcaramelchoc


    it looks good and very funny but youd have to wonder how many times her dying will be funny.
    also how can they stretch something like this out for a number of seasons.then again im not a writer so what the hell do i know.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,275 ✭✭✭ corkie


    pixelburp wrote: »
    Refuse to click into JOE.ie and give it reward for a clickbait strategy, but does the article even pretend to give examples of how it's "being called"?

    Using quotes from the following sources: - Variety, Time, Rolling Stone and San Francisco Chronicle.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,222 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Thanks corkie.

    As to the comment about 3 seasons, I suspect there's more to the Groundhog Day deaths than just gallows humour; wonder if it expands out into some broader mystery...


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,222 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    New trailer out, with a different perspective to the others.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,222 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Released today.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,275 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Anyone start watching it yet?

    Been catching up on other shows aired last night. STD, Orvile, TBBT and YS.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,926 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria


    5 episodes in, like it so far. Not hilarious but very clever.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,222 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    5 episodes in, like it so far. Not hilarious but very clever.

    Holy god dude, it only came out this morning :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,926 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria


    pixelburp wrote: »
    Holy god dude, it only came out this morning :D

    Less than half an hour an episode! Actually on the 6th :) Glue sniffing ftw.*



    *That'll probably make more sense when you've watched, plus can't beat some good evostick.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,492 ✭✭✭ Sir Oxman


    pixelburp wrote: »
    Happy Death Day was so disappointing, but this looks pretty great.

    And for those who care about these things (Such as me, cos it pretty much got me watching the trailer), it comes from the mind of Amy Poehler.




    That's me in.:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,275 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Who the F**k*ng hell calls there cat "OATMEAL"???

    Got through the first episode, be-careful, blink and you miss important parts. Had to rewind a few times.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 128 ✭✭ Johnny Red Cab




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,311 ✭✭✭ Westernyelp


    Binged it all. Thought it was great.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 128 ✭✭ Johnny Red Cab


    It was brilliant. Although the song above was overused.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,926 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria


    It was brilliant. Although the song above was overused.

    Yeah, I enjoyed it too, one of the best Netflix original series I've watched. Re the tune, I thought it was irritatingly present early on(but used for good reason) but really didn't notice it much after that.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion


    This was alright...it was okay. Don't really get the overwhelmingly glowing reviews, it wasn't anything super special.

    Really tired of Natasha Lyonne's schtick, even before Orange Is The New Black...her voice, her mannerisms, her whole gimmick...she's like a cross between Danny DeVito and Whoopi Goldberg.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,960 Autecher


    I watched 2 and a half episodes and thought it was shít. The main woman's accent was all over the place too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,100 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    I’m two episodes into this and it’s a strange one, the actress is good in orange but in this she is American one minute and then oi vey Jewish accent kicks in
    It’s getting great reviews so I will see what happens but I’m not feeling it right now


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,966 ✭✭✭ homerun_homer


    Binged this over the weekend. Loved it. the humour was good, when it was creepy it was done very well, and importantly, for a show with a premise like this, it nailed the landing.

    Anyone else get the feeling that they would have cast Carrie Fisher in the role of Ruth if she was still alive?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,423 ✭✭✭ Roar


    Binged this over the weekend. Loved it. the humour was good, when it was creepy it was done very well, and importantly, for a show with a premise like this, it nailed the landing.

    Anyone else get the feeling that they would have cast Carrie Fisher in the role of Ruth if she was still alive?

    Genuinely thought it was Carrie Fisher for half a second!

    Loved this. Great show, and it demands a rewatch. Looking forward to going through a second time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭ Arcsurvivor


    An interesting show and felt like Natasha Lyonne was two different people. Drama/half comedy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,623 ✭✭✭ wmpdd3


    4 episodes in, loving it, the script is bang on.

    I love Natasha anyway, but her acting is top notch.

    Can't wait to see the rest.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,227 ✭✭✭ Credit Checker Moose


    She really overdoes the whole Jewish thing. I know she is actually Jewish but still.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,685 ✭✭✭ Duckworth_Luas


    She really overdoes the whole Jewish thing. I know she is actually Jewish but still.
    Thought it was Alan Arkin in a fright wig.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭ killbillvol2


    She really overdoes the whole Jewish thing. I know she is actually Jewish but still.

    She's Jewish, from New York. She's pretty much playing herself in this, even some of the character's backstory matches hers.

    How can someone overdo playing herself?


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