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Entries in Russian Doll (5)

Saturday
Sep142019

What will win Outstanding Comedy Series at the Emmys?

by Abe Fried-Tanzer

There are many factors that go into the way Emmy voters choose the winner of their top awards. Since we already covered drama, today we’re taking a look today at where the Best Comedy Series contenders stand from a statistical and recent history perspective.

Barry (Season 2 – 17 nominations)
HBO’s black comedy about a hitman who becomes an actor saw its nomination total increase by four from last year. Bill Hader and Henry Winkler both won last year, and now they’re joined by three other cast members. The show earned the requisite directing and writing bids, only one of two shows in this race to do so, and it’s evidently beloved by many. Some might not love the violence and dark nature of its story, but even if this isn’t the frontrunner, it has a good shot at being the potential spoiler in a competitive category...

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Saturday
Jun222019

Emmy voting is in progress. Confessions from a sitcom agnostic.

by Nathaniel R

Aidy Bryant in "Shrill"

Voting is winding down for the year's Emmy nominations, which is why we've been sharing FYCs.  If past years are any indication the nominee list will look nearly identical to last year's with the exception of shows/performances that are no longer eligible. Their slots will be filled by the new hits (it seems likely, for example, that Pose and Russian Doll and a couple of other freshmen series that got people talking for months on end, will receive attention). But looking over the ballots for performers, it becomes suddenly clear that NO ONE can watch this much television...

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Wednesday
Jun122019

Once more into the link

/ Film Russian Doll renewed for Season 2 "but we have questions"
Movie City News AMPAS elected some new Borad of Governors members (they begin work on July 1st) including freshly minted Oscar winner Ruth Carter in Costume Design, and Ellen Kuras in Cinematography
TFE What was happening on this day (June 12th) in film history including the glitzy premiere of Cleopatra in 1963
Forbes How Godzilla vs Kong can avoid a disastrous reception (given Godzilla's plummeting box office)

More after the jump including Aubrey Plaza and creepy dolls, new animated features, an NSFW sex scene, and the aftermath of The Cher Show's Tony for Best Actress...

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Wednesday
Mar062019

I ❤️ Oatmeal

I had this theory ¾th of the way through Russian Doll that Oatmeal was responsible for the time loop. Cats, man. Cats. You never know what's really going on with them and multiple lives are no big deal.

P.S. Natasha Lyonne is an incredible actress and I think it's time the world spoke it as one.

Monday
Feb042019

Russian Doll: Season One 

By Spencer Coile

Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) regards her reflection in the mirror. The moment lingers until a sharp knock at the door pulls her out of it. She stomps her way out of the newly renovated bathroom of her best friend Maxine (Greta Lee) – complete with a shotgun doorknob – to join her comrades for her 36th birthday party. Taking a hit from a cocaine-laced joint, hooking up with a stranger, and searching for her cat Oatmeal eventually lead to Nadia’s death. She is struck by a car when crossing the road.

She wakes up, exactly where she was before.  

Reconfiguring the influential conceit from Groundhog Day in meaningful ways, Russian Doll is groundbreaking in its own right...

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