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Russian Doll [Netflix]



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,243 ✭✭✭✭fritzelly

    Was a decent enough second season - interesting concepts and nuances but kept thinking of Last Train to Christmas

    Think this kind of thing has been done enough and they didn't make it any different and there was a lack of comedy compared to the first season I thought. Maybe it would have worked better with a different cast and separated the story from the first season or do like AHS does

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,840 ✭✭✭De Bhál

    Watched 3 episodes last night of first season....really now at a point where I could easily drop it. Watching her kill herself on the stairs 4 times was 3 times too many so I guess if that's annoying me this early it's not a good sign.

    But, I like the actor and the music and always liked the infinite possibilities of a Groundhog day will probably push on for another while.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,012 ✭✭✭✭Alfred Borden

    3 episodes in and the music is the best thing. Not really enjoying it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,565 ✭✭✭archfi

    Not a patch on Series 1

    The issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution.

    The Entryism process: 1) Demand access; 2) Demand accommodation; 3) Demand a seat at the table; 4) Demand to run the table; 5) Demand to run the institution; 6) Run the institution to produce more activists and policy until they run it into the ground.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭cdgalwegian

    Yeah, watched the first 3, and it’s just not grabbing me. I thought season 2 might start to unveil why the Groundhog Day was happening, but instead it just flips the sleuthing time element; instead of repeating the same time period, it brings in time-travel for it, with the mother/daughter body-swap trope thrown in. Not sure yet, but angle seems an add-on, thrown in to make it more interesting. Although Lyonne’s character is much more annoying in this season, I want to carry on just to see where it goes- coz it is intriguing. 

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,683 ✭✭✭hynesie08

    Just finished ep1, and if this goes the way I think they might go, it could be very interesting.

    I wonder if it'll turn out her mom's breakdown was caused by Nadia quantum leaping into her body.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    Forgot all about this and caught another couple of episodes. I can see why people are cold on this, but I'm digging it. It's a much different beast from season 1 - but then it had to be. Doing another time loop would have been lazy and while thematically appropriate, just come off like a rehash. I like sequels that try a new, confident direction and here we have something with a different beat. I'm intrigued to know where this takes Nadia - and how Alan figures into it.

    I had also forgotten what a piece of shít Nadia was, lol.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭cdgalwegian

    Season 2 was just a self-indulgent mess.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    Haha oh god. I totally forgot to finish this season; kinda says it all. I was enjoying what the show was doing, but guess it lacked that hook to keep me coming back.

    Interestingly, in another note about how depressing the algorithm is: the show is no longer presented in my "Continue watching for ..." category in the app. I guess if you don't finish something, after a while Netflix stops suggesting you finish it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,478 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool

    Completely lost the magic of the first season, real shame.

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