what makes this series so good? mainly, natasha lyonne who has found (read: co-created) the perfect vehicle for her to shine front and center. but also: the witty dialogue, the soundtrack (from harry nilsson to john maus, love to liminanas), and even that sneaky fellini name-drop.
This has what even most of today's films don't: many themes, twists and scenes that are easy to connect but are not spell out or thrown in you face. RD deals with mental health, guilt, forgiveness and letting go witch such an ease, and gives full emotional investment in characters that I'm already calling this one of the best shows of '19. Btw, disappearances (can't spoil more) gave me more chills than horror flicks
It touches a lot of existential themes in a meaningful, yet also a fun way, which does not leave an impression of pretense. At the same, it provides a perfect balance between comedy (think of a bit smarter version of Groundhog Day) on one side, and sadness and existential dread on the other. RD also does not overstay its welcome which is another big plus. This is definitely an early favorite of mine for 2019.
Surprisingly funny yet poised in proto-deepness. The arrival of the male character, which is unusually sensitive and believably vulnerable, happens too late to save the whole thing from Natasha Lyonne's Bogartishness.
my prof told me to watch this as a class assignment and told us to read Foucault's "Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias," now I won't be able to see the mirror in my washroom as the same thing again i think.