Netflix’s new series Russian Doll starring Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black) just premiered on Friday, February 1, but it’s already garnering praise from the Rotten Tomatoes community.
The series, which Lyonne co-created with Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, has a 100 percent critics score on the movie and TV review platform. Now, that’s what we call an accomplishment (although with creators like that, it’s kind of a given).
The show follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) who celebrates her 36th birthday at a party only to die over and over again in a Groundhog’s Day–style plot. As Netflix puts it, Nadia is “staring down the barrel of her mortality” (yikes), and it’s only after continuously dying that she figures out how to live life to the fullest.
In addition to Lyonne, Greta Lee (Sisters) plays Maxine, Charlie Barnett (Tales of the City) plays Alan, Elizabeth Ashley (Ocean’s Eight) plays Ruth, Rebecca Henderson (Westworld) plays Lizzy and Lyonne’s Orange Is the New Black co-star Dascha Polanco plays Beatrice. But Polanco and Lyonne aren’t the only OITNB vets. Barnett and Henderson also made cameos in the hit Netflix series.