TV Talk is a feature on my blog where I talk about a tv show or one of its seasons. I don’t consider these posts to be reviews, they are just a place where I can talk about the tv shows that I watch.
Disclaimer: This post is SPOILER FREE.
Many months ago I saw Kat @Life and Other Disasters talk about Russian Doll and ever since then I have wanted to watch it. If you aren’t familiar with Kat, she has the best tv show and movie recommendations ever. If I’m ever in the need of something to watch I’ll refer to one of her posts. Be sure to check out her blog, you are missing out if you aren’t already following her! 😀❤️
Recently I was in the mood to watch a tv show and Russian Doll was the first one that came to my mind, so I decided to give it a chance. I’m so happy that I did, as I ended up loving this show!
Trigger warnings: death, violence and gore, suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, sex and nudity
(trigger warnings are written in white)
Genre: Science Fiction | Mystery | Drama | Comedy
Release date: 1. February 2019
Creator: Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler
Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee, Elizabeth Ashley, Rebecca Henderson, Jeremy Bobb, Ritesh Rajan, Yul Vazquez, Brendan Sexton III
On Nadia’s 36th birthday she is struck by a car and killed, only to finds herself alive and well, back at her own birthday party earlier that night. When she dies again and her timeline resets, Nadia begins to question her own sanity as she strives to unravel the mystery of why and how this is all happening.
Russian Doll was one of those shows that immediately captured my attention. I was invested in the story from episode one. I won’t actually go into much detail regarding the plot of this show, just because I think that it is better not to know much about it.
(Which is why this post might be on the shorter side.) There are quite a few trigger warnings for this show, be aware of that if you decide to watch it.
Stories that contain time travel or time loops tend to mess with the head. By that I mean with the characters heads and also the viewers. Russian Doll was no exception to that. There were many revelations and twists that I enjoyed seeing. There were also some really creepy moments mixed in, which made me enjoy the story even more.
(I’m trying to keep everything very vague.) I had so much fun watching Russian Doll and trying to figure out what was going on and why. This would be such a good show to watch with other people, as there is a lot to talk about.
The characters of Russian Doll were fascinating. They had very fleshed out and distinct personalities and I enjoyed learning more about them as the show continued. My favourite was definitely Nadia. I found her interesting and charismatic from the beginning. Basically I fell in love with her immediately. Learning more about her and her past as the story continued was wonderful. Nadia is such an interesting character.
(I wish I could write more about her, but spoilers.)
The other main character
(who I don’t think I should name? because of spoilers?) was the complete opposite of Nadia. They had vastly different personalities and by that I mean from one extreme to another. Nadia is the wild free spirited one, while the other character is more organised and controlled. It was very interesting seeing them interact with each other and learning more about the other person. They balanced each other out. (I really want to write something about the ending, but I’ll refrain from doing that for obvious reasons.)
Russian Doll was a very captivating and interesting tv show! I was at the edge of my seat during the whole time I was watching it. I just couldn’t get enough. I would highly recommend this show to everyone! I’m looking forward to the second season, though I know literary nothing about it.