Sunday, February 10, 2019
Your 'Russian Doll' reader
"Russian Doll" debuted on Nexflix on Feb. 1. The macabre, eight-episode series, created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, is set in the East Village ... with many EV locales, including Ben's Deli on Avenue B, Vazac's/7B/Horseshoe Bar on Seventh Street and Avenue B, and Tompkins Square Park.
Lyonne (who has lived around here and and off through the years) plays the lead character who keeps dying and coming back to life at the same point during her 36th birthday party...
Anyway, I'd been meaning to write about the show — mostly for the use of the EV locales. However, I've only watched the first two episodes (I like it, though I'm not much of a binge watcher. I'm an episode-a-week person mostly). Meanwhile, there have been about 5 million articles written on "Russian Doll," with a few more million to arrive before I get through the next six episodes.
Here then instead, a selection of articles on the show...
• The Ultimate 'Russian Doll' Theory About Tompkins Square Park (Gothamist)
• The Key to 'Russian Doll' Might Be Tompkins Square Park (The New York Times)
• 'Russian Doll' Is Natasha Lyonne's 'Autobiography Wrapped in a Mind-Bending Concept' (The Hollywood Reporter)
• The 'Russian Doll' Map of the East Village (B+B)
• 'Russian Doll': The Story Behind the Song That’s Probably Stuck in Your Head Right Now (IndieWire)
• 'Russian Doll' May Be Perfect, But You Won't Be Satisfied (Wired)
• What Is 'Russian Doll' Actually About? (The Atlantic)
• Why Russian Doll's Co-Creator Would Rather Not Explain that Joyous Finale (Vanity Fair)
• How Natasha Lyonne’s 'Russian Doll' Stunt Double Filmed All Those Death Scenes (Vulture)
Speaking of death... here's flashback to an EVG post from Feb 28, 2018...
Crews were out today filming scenes for "Russian Doll," an eight-episode Netflix series from Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler.
The comedy series follows Lyonne (pictured above) "on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York," per Hollywood Reporter.
Derek Berg caught this scene outside Vazac's/7B/Horseshoe Bar on Avenue B and Seventh Street...
...as Lyonne's stunt double...