The OA | Netflix | Season One

Synopsis:
Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Prairie returns home, now in her 20s with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.

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My Commentary:
I don’t like to write bad reviews. Mostly because I appreciate ALL THINGS TV. But, um… I feel compelled to share my opinions about this series. I actually hated the 1st episode. HATED. However, I have a personal policy to give each new show a MINIMUM of two episodes. And I was glad that I did. Because at the end of the second episode I thought we might really be onto something.

Sadly, that was not the case.

At no point, during the entire season did I feel any empathy or any connection to any of the characters. In fact, the leading lady made me want to stab my own eyeballs with rusty scissors. And while some of the co-stars almost convinced me there was a real story line, I was ultimately disappointed. It was slow. It didn’t go anywhere. And the finale shit the bed.

It COULD HAVE BEEN incredible because the idea was great. But the casting, acting, and overall story lacked emotion and momentum. Toward the end I found myself fast-forwarding just to get it over with already.

“In a series of recent interviews, Marling and Batmanglij have offered their thoughts and their defenses of that shocking season finale — and to reassure you that it’s okay to laugh at it a bit.”

* Laugh? No. More like felt annoyed. Shocking finale? No. More like totally-super-lame. Thanks for wasting my time!

  • DO NOT RECOMMEND. UNLESS YOU’RE REALLY FUCKING BORED!

 

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5 thoughts on “The OA | Netflix | Season One

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  2. I pushed my way through all of it and didn’t really care for it.

    It was like there were two storylines going.

    1. The story of where Prairie (?) was for seven years, and

    2. The story of the five new “recruits” for lack of a better word.

    I really liked story #1 but story #2 dragged. I did not like the finale at all.

    I found an interesting thread on Reddit suggesting that each new person correlated to one of the old people. I think the smart student whose mom is an eff up was like Homer from the old story.

    If I remember correctly at different times each guy got a cut on his forehead.

    Also the dance moves were wierd and they reminded me of Tai Chi (sp?)

    It was super crazy and made me laugh when I first saw them do it over the cop’s wife. I believe I said, out loud, “What the hell?”

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