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Netflix's 'Russian Doll' Has 100 Per Cent On Rotten Tomatoes

Netflix's creepy Groundhog Day-style thriller Russian Doll might've only been out since Friday, but it has already received and impressive 100 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The series was made by Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne who stars as lead character Nadia.


Natasha, who is best known for her roles in American Pie and Orange is the New Black, has already been praised for her 'outstanding' performance in the series, which sees her character reliving her birthday over and over.

The synopsis reads: "Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She's trapped in a surreal time loop - and staring down the barrel of her mortality."

Each time Nadia experiences her birthday, we see her die in a different way, before she wakes up on her birthday once again.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Naturally, Nadia carefully avoids whatever has ended her previous lives, but each time death catches up with her in a different way.

Headland, Poehler and Lyonne have reportedly already pitched multiple series to the online streaming giant but were waiting to gage the first season's popularity first, according to Indiewire.


Just four days after its release, critics have already been heaping praise on the series, with NPR's Linda Holmes commenting: "It's a performance where the actor understands the character so well, down to every little gesture she makes, every twitch of her face, that it's startling, at times, to remember she's fictional."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Earlier in the week, Lyonne discussed the thought process that went into creating Russian Doll, which came after their original idea was rejected by NBC.

She told Thriller: "Amy and I were talking and were like, 'What's a show that we would really want to make if there were no restrictions and no network? What is it that we're really trying to say here?

"That second idea became the early versions of Russian Doll and we discussed this choose-your-own-adventure concept towards life. Even if you could go down every road and try every possibility amid your indecision about your life choices, you will still be stuck with self at the end of the day and would have to make sense of that."

Russian Doll is available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on

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