EMMY SPOTLIGHT: RUSSIAN DOLL
In case you missed it, the 2019 Emmy nominations are here and there is a lot of representation when it comes to TV shows filmed in New York City. Leading up to the Emmys ceremony on September 22nd, we’ll highlight some of our favorite NYC TV shows that are nominated.
In February, comedy-drama series Russian Doll debuted on Netflix with an eight episode first season. The show centers around Nadia, played by Orange is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne, who continuously dies each day and wakes up in the bathroom of her birthday party in the East Village.
Due to the premise of the show, all of the filming locations are confined to a small radius in the East Village. 7B Horseshoe Bar is visited many times throughout the series, where Nadia goes to look for the dealer of the joints she thinks is causing her time loop. She also dies multiple times in front of the bar- including the very first time when she is hit by a car right in front of the bar’s memorable red door. Other locations from the series include Odessa Restaurant, Sunny & Annie’s, and Tompkins Square Park. And if you’re in New York, you’re in luck because you can see all of these locations on the East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour.
The first season of Russian Doll has racked up a whopping 13 Emmy nominations across multiple categories. In addition to being nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, it also received a nod for its star Natasha Lyonne in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category. Two episodes received writing nominations, one of which executive producer Amy Poehler wrote. Other nominations include Outstanding Casting, Music Supervision, Editing, and Stunt Coordination.
You have over a month to binge this New York dramedy until Emmys night. Good luck!