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OA" review by Suzanne
This is a kind of mind-bending show. I wanted to watch it
after I read someone on Twitter compare it to "Stranger
Things." It's not really at all like that show, except that
both are on Netflix and involve teens. That's about it. I
liked the scifi show "Stranger Things" immediately. It's
very accessible and feels like a Spielberg series. I
thought this fantasy show, "The OA," was very slow, too
slow, and too weird, when I first watched it. However, after
a very short time, it really grabbed me and made me want to
Airs now on Netflix
Make sure you keep watching because
it's worth it. It's very compelling. They really do grab you
and drag you on a journey. Now, I only watched the first 3
episodes so far, just because I have a lot of shows to watch
and didn't have time to binge-watch it. That is my plight in
my job. I will definitely have to go back and finish it.
Brit Marling plays a young woman who returns home after
a long abduction (that plot is very popular right now), but
she's a very strange girl who calls herself "The OA" instead
of her previous name, "Prairie." She speaks very oddly when
questioned by the police and by her family, and she doesn't
want any help or therapy. She just wants to get in touch
with someone she met named Homer.
Prairie seems very
young, even though she's supposed to be about 30. We learn
why , as we learn more about her history. What's
brilliant about the storytelling here is that they eke out
little bits of information gradually, which can be maddening
but really does make you want to know more. That's how they
keep you tuning in, and it's brilliant.
many other characters, including a violent teen named Steve,
his parents, Prairie's parents, and Steve's co-horts French,
Jesse, and Buck, and their teacher, Betty, as well as a
chilling turn by Jason Isaacs as her abductor, and others. I
don't want to spoil it for you. The characters are really
well written and the acting is fabulous.
want to miss this one!
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