Russian Doll S2 Review

Russian Doll S2 Review

Briefly:

This season, Nadia is about to celebrate her 40th birthday, but the 6 train sends her back to 1982. Nadia soon realizes that not only has she time traveled, but she is also trapped in her mother's body, who is pregnant with herself. Where do the stations lead and will it be possible to "fix" everything this time?

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TV-MA
30 minutes
Comedy, Mystery, Drama
2019-

Technicality - 8/10

Story - 8/10

Characters - 7/10

Russian Doll S2

Description: This season, Nadia is about to celebrate her 40th birthday, but the 6 train sends her back to 1982. Nadia soon realizes that not only has she time traveled, but she is also trapped in her mother's body, who is pregnant with herself. Where do the stations lead and will it be possible to "fix" everything this time?

I really like what these creators are doing with time, the first season explored several themes and relied on time loop theories. The second, in the literal sense of the word, more justifies its name and gives quite different time travel. What was very surprising is how much this season answers several questions that were left over from the first season. This makes the whole time travel aspect interesting, but at the same time its rules are less defined than the first stories. A lot of this season will be left up to your own interpretation, which gives Russian Doll a lot of charm, but also leaves you a little lost in the dark.

I'll just repeat what I've already said many times, this series has a very good style, both in musical choices, in the cinematography itself, and in the characters. There's a lot of good humor, weird but charming shots, and well, you can't help but like the main character. She really is a charisma bomb. Although sometimes in this season it may seem that she is too relaxed for the things that are happening. Although the show has a lot of subtle ideas, it manages to present them in a fairly accessible way for everyone, so the journey feels quite… calm.

This season is stronger and weaker at the same time. Alan feels more like a side character and doesn't even appear in the story most of the time, and when he does I feel so much more forced around him. In the end, like trying to put everything together, this character and several elements of the story feel forgotten or not fully developed in this season. In general, for me, the first season ended stronger than this one, the journey to the goal itself is really interesting, but it seems like it's not going anywhere. But these are just a few small minuses of this "rich" series.

Overall - 8/10
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