Netflix is a great place for binge-watching exciting shows. Not even a month into the new year and Netflix delivered one of the best shows of the year. ‘Russian Doll’ features the story of a woman who gets stuck in a time loop, and in order to break out of it, she has to confront the things in her past that have left a scarring emotional impact on her. Starring Natasha Lyonne as Nadia, the show starts with a party, Nadia’s birthday party. It becomes a night she’ll never forget because she revisits it more times that she can count. She tries to understand the reason behind her unbelievable situation and tries to investigate everything- from the possibility of a drug-induced hallucination to the story of a haunted building. On the way, she meets another person, Alan, who becomes instrumental in her pinpointing the source of her problem.
In the beginning, it feels like ‘Russian Doll’ is just another show in the time-loop genre. It is funny, it has a colourful protagonist and a little bit of mystery. However, by the end of the show, you realise that there is so much more to it than what appears on the surface. And that the story brilliantly justifies its title. If you loved Nadia’s story, then here is the list of the shows similar to Russian Doll that are our recommendations. You can several of these shows like Russian Doll on Netflix, Hulu or Amzon Prime.
13. Travelers (2016-2018)
The way things are going right now, the possibility of a post-apocalyptic world doesn’t seem so far-fetched after all. The future that ‘Travelers’ is set in tells the story of a world where the social structure has completely collapsed. There is nothing that can be done in the present that could change or make things better. Past is the only place where the solution lies and that is where a special group of people are sent. Known as Travelers, these people will have their consciousness transferred to someone in the past. There, in the guise of their cover lives, these people have to change the course of history by altering certain events.
12. Timeless (2016-2018)
‘Timeless’ tells the story of a group of people who discover that a mysterious organisation has gotten hold of a time machine and is now using it to change the history. After a couple of incidents, the team realises that the main aim is to destroy America as they know it. However, in the long run, the true purpose of the evil plan reveals to be more disastrous. Abigail Spencer played the role of Lucy Preston, a history professor who is made the head of the team that is supposed to stop these attacks and prevent the history from being altered.