I finally finished this Netflix original series today after reading many critics and friends saying how great it was. Filmed during the same time as Stranger Things but with different release dates, I was getting the feeling, while viewing The OA, we were on the same path with the oddness of both series. If you haven’t seen Stranger Things, I recommend it much more than this series. Nonetheless, I was intrigued to keep going to find out what The OA was really about.

A blind woman who has been missing for seven years reappears with strange wounds and the ability to see again after jumping from a bridge. The story then breaks into many different genres. I got the feeling it wanted to be a mystery, sci-fi, horror, and drama all in one. This feeling never left for all eight episodes. I stuck with it. And, will say the final episode left me speechless at the end. That’s all the information I can give without giving too much away. I read it has been renewed for a second season and that’s a great idea, because there were way too many questions left unanswered. After some behind-the-scenes research, however, I learned that this confusion what the writers had intended.

If you liked “Stranger Things” I would give this a go. If you like series that, after each episode, you are left wondering what the hell just happened, you’ll like this. I give this a 6 out of 10 starts as I constantly felt the series couldn’t decide what it wanted to be. The acting is incredible and the music is haunting and fitting, but the story was all over the place. There are tons of theories on what truly happened in the story, so I’m curious to confer with other viewers.

Give it a go at least. Scot Wilson and Jason Isaacs star.

About the Author

Ryan Biederman