The OA (season 1)

{4.5/5} “Normal dreams don’t make your nose bleed.”

The OA season 1, aired in 2016

When Prairie disappeared 7 years ago she was blind — but now she can see. Her adopted parents take her in again and try to care for her, but she’s unable to tell them — or the FBI — what happened to her or how she got her sight back. Meanwhile, Prairie says her name is “the OA” and she asks a group of 5 people to meet her at midnight at an abandoned house for mysterious purposes.

Much of the story is told through flashbacks, in which Brit Marling does a terrific job portraying a blind person.

It’s about near death experiences, mad scientists, and what you can do when you bring a group of people together.

Even if you’re unsure of the storyline at some point, the actors and characters will keep you coming back. Things are kicked up a notch in the season finale, and there are some unanswered questions at the end of season 1.

Stars Jason Isaacs and Alice Krige.

The show was created by Brit Marling (writer of The East) and Zal Batmanglij (writer/director of The East).

Season 2 is forthcoming.

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