In Netflix’s sci-fi smash Russian Doll, Nadia uses multiverse magic to break out of an endless loop of death – a reminder that it pays to remember your physics
27 February 2019
Russian Doll, streaming on Netflix
THE latest hit on Netflix turns out to be a magic trick in eight parts. As Russian Doll begins, everything looks fairly ordinary for a TV drama – a party, a woman floundering in her mid-30s, death – then, with a single twist, it becomes extraordinary.
This dark comedy stars Natasha Lyonne as Nadia, a foul-mouthed New Yorker who we soon learn is stuck in a time loop, repeatedly living through the night of her 36th birthday. She dies, only …
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