“Happy Birthday Baby!” Talk about Russian Doll on Netflix

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and the majesty that is Natasha Lyonne

https://media.giphy.com/media/kKLoC2AdoTftSgzR0O/giphy.gif

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Enjoying so far, will wrap up tonight.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Halfway through it. Will post again when we're done, but absolutely wonderful so far.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 February 2019 17:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Saw that the show was originally pitched with a 3 season arc, but I don't know if they condensed all of that down to eight episodes or if they're planning something I can't even fathom at this point.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 February 2019 17:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

certainly the best of the current crop of new 2019 tv so far.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

finished it yesterday and yeah it was excellent. adored the actress who played Ruth.

simmy simmy ya, simmy yam simmy yay (voodoo chili), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

solid acting by basically everyone!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if I had to knock anyone's acting in this it's the guy who played Michael, the unholy offspring of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jack Nicholson.

but I guess he was supposed to be pretty loathsome so maybe mission accomplished

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 February 2019 17:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he's the lack of a choice and i thought he did a great job with that

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i liked the russian doll concept for the timeloop, and the way her and Alan hinged upon each other

and Natasha truly made it her own, she was fantastic

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I posted this on the Netflix thread, worth a repost because it’s so lovely:

Instagram post from Jake Fogelnest a couple of days before the show went up

https://i.imgur.com/azFB33I.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MCFMLrZ.jpg

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 17:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

truly i have been thinking about this constantly since I finished it on Saturday night though... lots to digest & ruminate on

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh and can we talk about the music!?
🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I liked that one song

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 February 2019 18:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

gotta go to bed or something like that

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 February 2019 18:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Harry Nilsson!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Who did that cold ass Pretenders cover?

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 February 2019 18:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that was joeks VG :)

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 February 2019 18:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

but seriously the only other song I really recall recognizing was the Cults one

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 February 2019 18:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh wait, I Go To Sleep is Kinks.

Who did that cold ass Kinks cover?

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 February 2019 18:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol xxp

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Spotify says Anika. Nice, I'll be listening to this on repeat now. brb

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 February 2019 18:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

A pretty thorough song list here
https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Russian-Doll-TV-Show-Soundtrack-45747299

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

netflix has a playlist of course
https://open.spotify.com/user/midniteblaster/playlist/3M7taBzwvoasEqN3ZinZm6

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Posts be disappearing like mirrors in here!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 February 2019 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I d i e a l l t h e t i m . e

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*falls down the stairs*

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

but i'm a cheerleader fans: jamie babbit directs episodes 4-6

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 4 February 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Noticed that, since it is showing on Mubi now.

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 February 2019 20:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've heard John Maus and also Timber Timbre on the soundtrack

froggles! (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 4 February 2019 21:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i was p delighted to hear john maus "cop killer" and gang gang dance "mind killa" in the same episode of a show i love

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 4 February 2019 21:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It had the Promise by When in Rome and so therefore it is perfect.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:18 (one week ago) Permalink

I watched the whole thing today and I LOVED IT. Natasha was perfect and it was so well done and, yes, the music was great.

“the unholy offspring of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jack Nicholson”

Ha!!!! This works though I just kept thinking chubby Jack. The resemblance was disconcerting!

I liked the fact that they shot so many scenes in or in front of 7B which was also used in Jessica Jones and lots of other stuff and always makes me miss NY.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:22 (one week ago) Permalink

I want to watch it again!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:25 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah i am thinking abt rewatching too

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Can we talk about spoilers yet because I’m consfused about how we got from episode 7 to 8.

Or maybe I will just watch again.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah sure spoil away I say.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Already forgot the details after weekend binge watch but I seem to remember them coming up with the basic idea of a plan in 7 and then executing it in 8.

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:50 (one week ago) Permalink

I hate it when you're watching a show and there's a weird character like Alan in it and you feel like the show runners are intending for his presence to feel alienating but you are watching him feeling like "omg they put me in a show I feel so seen"

froggles! (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 15:00 (one week ago) Permalink

I didn't think he was weird, just very guarded! All of the things he was doing to keep his world in order were interfering with his ability to just live and his projection of structure was giving him faulty answers for why his girlfriend was cheating, etc.

a little too relatable, for sure

mh, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 15:39 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm only a couple episodes in but my friend did the score. Haven't really heard much of it yet, just the licensed songs, but I assume there's more music later.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:06 (one week ago) Permalink

you feel like the show runners are intending for his presence to feel alienating

i'm not alan but he doesn't come off this way to me at all

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:10 (one week ago) Permalink

I found him v sympathetic

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:13 (one week ago) Permalink

ENBB OTM re 7B, and NYC in general was well portrayed and felt true with a couple of excusable exceptions.

Apart from that I wasn't ever quite able to lose myself in the show because of the dialogue, which always had the clanky ring of lines that are perfect on the page. In one episode there was a brief exchange about how hard it is to write dialogue.

I did love that so many small passing details in the show weren't there to further the plot, and weren't really red herrings either. Just comfy story furniture.

mick signals, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh Jordan I heard a cello thing in ep 6 but that was the only cue I've noticed so far lol

froggles! (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:56 (one week ago) Permalink

This was very good, but I want to vociferously complain about the flatly inaccurate code review scene. Group code reviews, who ever has heard of such a thing!

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:43 (six days ago) Permalink

are you being sarcastic or

mh, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:36 (six days ago) Permalink

if it’s wrong i hope it was a deliberate nerd annoying move

maura, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:21 (five days ago) Permalink

Not sarcastic. Doesn't matter though.

I AM NOT A NERD.

Zelda: Broth of the Wild (Leee), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:21 (five days ago) Permalink

sounds like something a nerd would say

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:22 (five days ago) Permalink

Someone with the d/n "Zelda: Broth of the Wild" is definitely not a nerd.

Zelda: Broth of the Wild (Leee), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:25 (five days ago) Permalink

I’ve done group code reviews and also been the one doing “oh shit you’re right I can fix that” typing in the middle of the meeting

no need to guess which character I related to

mh, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:29 (five days ago) Permalink

I stand corrected!

Zelda: Broth of the Wild (Leee), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:40 (five days ago) Permalink

I just liked the fact that the word “unit test” was said

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:42 (five days ago) Permalink

The words. Or the word “unittest,” if you like.

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 04:53 (five days ago) Permalink

I've watched two episodes of this so far and am not reading the rest of the thread in fear of spoilers, but need to know: am I going to be sick of Schmilsson by the time I'm through?

peace, man, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:41 (five days ago) Permalink

Yes.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 13:29 (five days ago) Permalink

No

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 13:34 (five days ago) Permalink

Nes

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:00 (five days ago) Permalink

Yo.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:02 (five days ago) Permalink

Look, do you have a heart? If so, this show will not make you sick of Schmilsson.

Shaved Cyborg (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:04 (five days ago) Permalink

I've been playing it every morning when my spouse wakes up.

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:33 (five days ago) Permalink

I finished this show a week a ago and definitely still keep getting that song stuck in my head

silverfish, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:36 (five days ago) Permalink

xp

that seems mean to me

silverfish, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:38 (five days ago) Permalink

I'm into the Nilsson alarm clock idea

mh, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:42 (five days ago) Permalink

I seriously considered that very thing myself.

Shaved Cyborg (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:45 (five days ago) Permalink

There is no song in existence that I would not eventually hate if it played every day as I was waking up

silverfish, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:45 (five days ago) Permalink

(But then I probably would come to hate the song very quickly so no.)

Shaved Cyborg (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:46 (five days ago) Permalink

Ha, yes, that.

Shaved Cyborg (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:46 (five days ago) Permalink

He smiles really big when he hears it.

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:54 (five days ago) Permalink

He has a swiss cheese memory so he still forgets that it's going to happen.

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 15:01 (five days ago) Permalink

on a tangential note, Brad's enthusiasm for "Happy Death Day" on this thread prompted me to watch that one. thanks, Brad!

mh, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 15:22 (five days ago) Permalink

yeah, i'm taping as it's on today/tomorrow on FX

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 15:59 (five days ago) Permalink

I had the sensation when watching this that it wasn't Groundhog Day at all but the real feeling of waking up to the same routine every morning and starting to feel like your life was getting repetitious

Just that Nadia died at the end of the day instead of falling asleep

And the rotting fruit and veg is a metaphor for one's own decaying body

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:00 (five days ago) Permalink

on a tangential note, Brad's enthusiasm for "Happy Death Day" on this thread prompted me to watch that one. thanks, Brad!

― mh, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:22 AM (thirty-eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

welcome to the fold

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:01 (five days ago) Permalink

https://i.gifer.com/QUEK.gif

Shaved Cyborg (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:01 (five days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gWtrnb4KjU

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:02 (five days ago) Permalink

I had the sensation when watching this that it wasn't Groundhog Day at all but the real feeling of waking up to the same routine every morning and starting to feel like your life was getting repetitious

Just that Nadia died at the end of the day instead of falling asleep

And the rotting fruit and veg is a metaphor for one's own decaying body

I came to this same conclusion! Like all good horror, it's about not really about something imaginary, just the horror of actual everyday experienced slightly displaced so it becomes visible again.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:18 (five days ago) Permalink

as someone who once set his wife's phone to play "I Got You Babe" when her alarm went off on Groundhog Day, I approve of all Nilsson hijinks.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:18 (five days ago) Permalink

This show has introduced me to Light Asylum, who is pretty much awesome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB4qc7y-o60

davey, Thursday, 14 February 2019 08:43 (four days ago) Permalink

She's dating Fred Armisen? :/

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 14 February 2019 19:35 (four days ago) Permalink

for the last five years, says google

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 14 February 2019 19:42 (four days ago) Permalink

I know. If any dude defines "punchable face" to me he's up there with Pav1 Dan0.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:16 (four days ago) Permalink

Gosh - that last post was a grammatical monstrosity.

* For me FA is up there with PD in the "MostvPunchable Face" celeb category.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:19 (four days ago) Permalink

the last episode of this was lovely. i can't think of many series that nailed the ending like that.

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 February 2019 01:43 (three days ago) Permalink

So in the world of this show, does everyone who isn't in therapy have to relive their last day over and over until they find someone else who's in the same situation and convince them that they should have gone to therapy?

DJI, Friday, 15 February 2019 01:47 (three days ago) Permalink

Light Asylum is awesome, Shannon was a key participant in The Knife's live show on their most recent tour

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 15 February 2019 02:45 (three days ago) Permalink

gonna drop the name to say I dj'd a party with her (and martin from a certain ratio) and run the risk of being attacked for being a new york scenester. She also used to sing with !!!.

dan selzer, Friday, 15 February 2019 02:52 (three days ago) Permalink

Need a comprehensive list of all the music in season 1

davey, Friday, 15 February 2019 09:42 (three days ago) Permalink

google is my friend: https://www.tunefind.com/show/russian-doll

davey, Friday, 15 February 2019 09:44 (three days ago) Permalink

not read the full thread yet but

It had the Promise by When in Rome and so therefore it is perfect.

otm!

kinder, Saturday, 16 February 2019 22:09 (two days ago) Permalink

In the final episode or two, Alan says a few times that he needs to stop Nadia making harmful decisions or something, but the first time round it's just drunkness/carelessness that causes her to die - as opposed to his decision killing him? but there seems to be a fair bit made of her going home with Mike with no condoms and he clearly shags around so is that supposed to indicate this is a potentially lethal decision? idk just suddenly seemed a bit 'out of nowhere'.

I did notice Alan was the deli guy in ep1, yay me

The engagement ring scene was cool

The rotting fruit (but only on the outside!) / other changes as the loops went on were the creepiest thing, I loved it. And when it's just Maxine at the party and she says 'I can't.' [go with you]. I like the 'saving memory space' idea v much.

kinder, Saturday, 16 February 2019 22:44 (two days ago) Permalink

Meeting Alan in the elevator was like when they met the tail section guys in Lost lol

kinder, Saturday, 16 February 2019 22:48 (two days ago) Permalink

.@nlyonne I think I found a way to get that party chicken cooked that fits in perfectly with the storyline. #RussianDoll #Netflix #sweetbirthdaybaby pic.twitter.com/39YwGuysfe

— Deb Amlen (@DebAmlen) February 18, 2019

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 February 2019 17:40 (one hour ago) Permalink


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