Over and over: why is Hollywood still obsessed with Groundhog Day?

In Netflix comedy Russian Doll and horror sequel Happy Death Day 2U, the tried and tested time loop narrative continues to repeat itself

With the release of slasher sequel Happy Death Day 2U following on the heels of popular new Netflix comedy Russian Doll, viewers may find themselves experiencing a palpable sense of deja vu, not unlike those properties’ respective protagonists.

Russian Doll follows the surreal odyssey of Nadia Vulvokov (series co-creator Natasha Lyonne), a hard-living New York video game designer stuck reliving the last night of her life (which also happens to coincide with her 36th birthday), while Happy Death Day 2U finds long-suffering sorority girl Tree Gelbman flung into an alternate universe and forced to re-experience her own birth/death day for the second time (unlike Nadia, who falls victim to a random series of mortal mishaps, Tree is continuously stalked and murdered by a masked killer known as Babyface).

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Source: theguardian
Over and over: why is Hollywood still obsessed with Groundhog Day?