It’s happening again. The blaring alarm, the waking dread. You know exactly how this day is going to go: the routine, the people you’ll meet. And maybe you’ll die today. Again. This month saw the release of Russian Doll on Netflix and Happy Death Day 2U in theatres. In both, the heroines find themselves reliving their birthday over and over, only to meet a grisly death and wake up back at the beginning yet again. Since the release of Groundhog Day in 1993, ‘time loops’ have become a mainstay of film and television. Everyone from spaceship captains to detectives have found themselves trapped in days without end. But why do we find loops so appealing? And we do we keep making films and TV shows… To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free Register for free to continue reading this article Register Or unlock all Premium articles, free for 30 days Start trial Already have an account? Login Want to learn more? View all subscriptions
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