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Russian Doll: Season 1 (2019)




Critic Consensus: Russian Doll may be stuck in a time loop, but this endlessly inventive series never repeats itself as it teeters on a seesaw of shifting tones -- from fatally funny to mournfully sad -- that is balanced with exhilarating moxie by an astonishing Natasha Lyonne.


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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.


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Critic Reviews for Russian Doll: Season 1

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (32)

There's much more to appreciate about this quick hit of brilliance, from the leads' soulful performances to the edgy, adventurous direction.

December 2, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's directed with some flair by Headland, who bathes Nadia's New York in a kind of nicotine haze and who manages the crowd scenes with nice comic facility.

March 15, 2019 | Full Review…

With the same humanity and attention to detail that it vests in all its intricacies, Russian Doll unwinds how the incoherent, shame-laden cultural image of mental illness diverges from -- and worsens -- the real thing.

February 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Its eight tightly scripted 20-minute episodes are funny, moving, and sometimes existentially terrifying.

February 13, 2019 | Full Review…

There are a whole lot of ideas here -- a few thrown against the wall to see if they'll stick -- but the real pleasure of this four-hour head trip are the performances. Lyonne is outstanding.

February 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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It's a performance where the actor understands the character so well, down to every little gesture she makes, every twitch of her face, that it's startling, at times, to remember she's fictional.

February 1, 2019 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Russian Doll: Season 1


The series exists in a sweet spot between Black Mirror and The Good Place. It's smart, genuinely funny, and surprisingly dark with a superb, Emmy-worthy performance from Natasha Lyonne and the phenomenal supporting cast.

Matthew SamuelM.

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