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Everything you need to know about new Netflix show Russian Doll, according to the women who've watched

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Feb 8th 2019, 12:56 PM 13,540 3

This article about Russian Doll is spoiler free – promise!

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER Netflix show making waves on social media – this time, it’s the Natasha Lyonne-led Russian Doll.

Source: Netflix/YouTube

Ok, what’s it about?

Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne (who you’ll know from Orange Is The New Black), stars as Nadia, a young woman who is on a journey to be the guest of honor at a party in New York City.

But she gets caught in a mysterious loop as she repeatedly attends the same event and dies at the end of the night each time – only to awaken the next day unharmed as if nothing had happened. In summary, it’s like Happy Death Day, but good. Very good. And not scary. (Although you may argue that the latter wasn’t scary either.) I digress …

It comes from a team of very competent women, including Leslye Headland and Lyonne herself. 

Who else is in it?

Yul Vazquez, star of Bad Boys II and Narcos: Mexico, plays Nadia’s ex boyfriend.

Source: Netflix

Elizabeth Ashley plays Ruth, a family friend of Nadia’s. You might remember her as Ethel from last year’s heist romp Ocean’s 8.

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What’s the people’s verdict?

Here are some hot takes from the women of DailyEdge.ie and TheJournal.ie:

I loved it so much I watched it all the way through last Friday night and then the next day started watching it from the start with my fella. The characters are so well developed.”
*Loved* it. It was funny and smart and it also scared me and almost made me cry, and I still don’t know how it managed to do all that.”
It fools us into thinking it’s about death, when really it’s about why people reject others, whether we use selfishness to survive, and just how much our past imposes on our present.”

So, there you go. On Twitter, Irish Twitter sounded off on everything from the soundtrack to, eh, Lyonne’s knack for smoking.

Sorry, is that Lyonne’s real hair?

NY: The Prodigy special screening Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

Yep, it’s all hers, all they did go through a laborious colouring and styling process for the series to give Nadia her signature look.

When can I watch it?

Russian Doll, the eight part series, is streaming on Netflix now.

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