Russian Doll on Netflix

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by hybrid_77, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

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    No comparisons to “Run Lola Run”? Or did I miss mention of it?
     
  2. badfinger54

    badfinger54 Forum Resident

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    I enjoyed it! Usually watched at least two episodes per day.
     
  3. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    "Others" enjoy all sorts if things and we've come to a point where so few give any thought to new info or a different perspective that my answer won't be worth the time to type it out.

    It's a shame what's happening to our attention spans, separately.
     
  4. gkella

    gkella Forum Resident

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    I just watched the first two episodes.
    Weird, funny, crazy..
    I’m in !!
     
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  5. Sordel

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    I'd describe The Good Place as “light and engaging”. Russian Doll is pretty dark, especially episode 7, and I think that the ability to turn from comedy to high drama is one of the things that impresses me about it. It’s also got more philosophy in it than is first apparent, though that's not something we can get into without spoilers.

    It really isn't. The story moves on a lot during the eight episodes and, if anything, they cover too much ground, ending up with a series closer that would seem to make it quite difficult to write season two.

    I loved Russian Doll. The dialogue & acting are spot on and while Groundhog Day is one of my top five films of all time I really think that this team did something different and distinctly worthwhile with a similar premise.
     
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  6. Boomy

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    Just finished it up last night with my wife. We like it. I actually like that it’s half-hour episodes, too.
     
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  7. jerrygene

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    enjoying her many lives...the decadence is interesting...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. dougotte

    dougotte Vague Waste of Space-Time

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    "Do you have any cottage cheese?"
    "Who eats cottage cheese?"
     
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  9. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    I liked this a lot. I’m no Einstein by any stretch of the imagination, but it did cause me to think a little bit.
     
  10. MikeInFla

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    [​IMG]

    Anyone spot Bozz from Home Alone?
     
  11. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith Forum Resident

    Great series. Thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a full stop though. No need for anymore episodes unless they focus on two other people in the same situation.
     
  12. Spitfire

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    Finally finished it. Didn't really get into it until about the 3rd or 4th episode then I ended up really liking it.
     
  13. 93curr

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    No, I'd say it's nothing like RLR. That's more a 'Sliding Door' or 'Blind Chance' kind of thing, where there's a comparison of how different events would turn out with just a small change at a significant point. Nothing like that happens here. Without giving away the last few minutes of the final episode, it's possible that they might take that route for season 2, though. It's certainly a open-ended possibility for the future.
     
  14. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

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    I used to love it when DVD season sets of 'Buffy' would come out and I'd get the chance to rush home with the discs (after waiting outside for the store to open) and watch an 18-hour marathon without a break (well, except for changing discs and enduring the non-skippable menu screen and FBI warnings.) I loved binge watching long before streaming became a thing.
     
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  15. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    Yeah, the Buffy and Angel DVD boxes kept me up many nights until dawn. My first experience with excessive binge watching.
     
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  16. andy749

    andy749 Senior Member

    I have one more episode to go. Really like it. It took a couple episodes. By #3 I was hooked.

    The chick is fantastic! Love her!

    What's with the fruit?
     
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  17. 93curr

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    Same as the fish and the cat and the people disappearing. There's a time limit here; she's on the clock. She can't keep going on forever; she has to solve the problem fast before everything decays and she has nothing left with which to work. (Also, every time she resets it creates a new timeline and the people left behind (dead or alive) still have to deal with their reality. There may be a limited number of timelines she can create.)
     
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  18. 93curr

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    You've seen 'But I'm A Cheerleader' and 'Orange Is The New Black', no? If not, you should.
     
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  19. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

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    Also “Slums Of Beverly Hills”
     
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  20. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

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    And 'Antibirth'!
     

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