17 November 2018 | limonadacumenta
Authentic illustration of couple fragility with a solid hint of Russian harshness
Ah yes, they illustrated so well the surreal and immense corruption of pretty much the whole system (combined with that constant snow blitzing your pupils with brightness), which sums up in quite the eerie way the weird past and present of Russia and ex Soviet countries.
Kathryn Hahn is brilliant, shows she is much more capable than a couple of chick flicks on her resume. Annet Mahendru is as talented as she is charming. Very solid performance from Jay Ferguson as well. Quite complex secondary roles from Marina Weis, Clea DuVall and Zofia Wichlacz, they surely animate DOP Chris Manley's shot with great acting. Oh yes, much needed animation i would say, as this one might turn into a slight snooze fest at a slow paced 1h27min. Not your typical runtime for couch surfing on Netflix, but i digress. This is darn good performing
Last but not least, this whole series and especially this episode send out a loud and clear message, Matthew Weiner surely nailed his exams in Screenwriting :) (although writing credits on this one belong to the lovely Jacquemettons, you guys will catch my drift if you watch this one). I will definitely never forget this episode