The night of her 36th birthday, charismatic, caustic Nadia is killed in a chance accident, only to find that the evening has reset itself, looping endlessly. The premise is a puzzle, yet there’s no urge after watching Russian Doll to dissect or theorize; that’s not the point. The point is something else.
Never before have my distaste for a show and love for its cast been so at odds.
It’s wonderful to see two queer women dealing with complex and honest relationship problems that are treated with the same nuance and depth as those of the straight couples on screen, but DuVall never quite manages to step out of the shadow of The Big Chill.
You can listen to “Fade Out,” Tegan and Sara’s new song for Clea DuVall’s new movie, right this very second.
“A murder, Fred Armisen, a bar mitzvah and Molly Shannon.”
There is no tradition more time-honored than playing the role of a random New Yorker who discovers a corpse in Central Park on an episode of Law and Order.