4 min read.Updated: 15 Feb 2019, 12:35 PM ISTRaja Sen
This Netflix show starring Natasha Lyonne is a deceptively deep comedy
The series is created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland
Dying is the easy bit. As the William Burroughs poster in Nadia Vulvokov’s room reminds us, the danger lies at the other end: “Life is a killer." When we first meet Nadia in Russian Doll, she’s looking in the mirror and coming to terms with turning 36. Stepping into the late 30s is a milestone these days, meant to sever grown people from those still seeking shape. Nadia’s birthday party is a debauched wonderland, a series of free-association hook-ups in a sea of substance abuse, and, as she steps out of the dark bathroom with a revolver for a door handle, she realizes she can’t take it.