I absolutely loved the Netflix show Russian Doll, co-created by and starring Natasha Lyonne. I didn’t love it at first but once I crossed the threshold of the foundation episodes, man, I couldn’t stop telling people how much I loved it. I thought the story was so well mapped out and the fact that the layers made it richer without making it too confusing. I watched the closing scene five times trying to catch all the details (I still don’t think I have).
So you would think that when Netflix announced yesterday that they’d picked up Russian Doll for a second season, I would be thrilled. But I don’t know that I am. Season one was so good, but it also felt complete. The ending, even though it left so many doors open, was kind of perfect – magical almost. And I just don’t know that they can extend that magic into another season. But they’re going to try, at least.
Russian Doll is headed on another loop.
The dark comedy from star Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland is getting a second season at Netflix. Following the format of season one, Russian Doll will return with eight episodes. …read more