Feb 4, 2019

Does This Bathroom Seem Weird To You?

Russian Doll
Netflix (2019)
I binged the entire series in a single day and was fascinated from start to finish.  It stars Natasha Lyonne (Nichols from Orange Is The New Black) who has managed to top her amazing performance in Orange.  Maxine, the woman who is throwing the "sweet birthday baby" a party is played by Greta Lee.  I've never heard of her before this show, but she is fantastic and hysterically funny.

The series also includes Brendan Sexton III as a mysterious homeless man.  I mention him because he was the kid who plays "Warren" in Empire Records, and I'd like to think that they take place in the same universe where Empire Records eventually closes due to file sharing and streaming media, and it sends "Warren" into a spiral that brings him to this series.  It also has short appearances by Devin Ratray (Buzz from Home Alone) and Burt Young (Paulie from Rocky).

The show is absolutely brilliant.  I imagine that this is what Groundhog Day would look like if it were written by David Lynch, but that doesn't do it justice.  I almost don't want to see a Season 2 because this series is perfect as it is.  I wouldn't change a thing.