The OA – Yay or Nay? #StreamTeam

January 11, 2017
The OA

Soooooo, there’s been a lot of buzz about the “newish” show “The OA” on Netflix lately. I was super excited after reading post after post about how amazing the show is and how i’d have a new show to binge watch over the holidays since I finished all 5 seasons of Offspring in record time already (if you haven’t seen it, go do so now!) and I really liked Netflix’s Stranger Things as well.

Anyways, I hunkered down with a hot cup of tea, some popcorn and warm blanket and fired up my iPad on Boxing Day (completely ignoring the carnage in my house and two overly sugared kids) and started to watch…..

After the first episode I felt….well…..confused and maybe a little like someone slipped something funky into my tea if you know what I mean. But, I rarely give up on a series without watching at least the first three episodes so I loaded up episode two expecting that everything would suddenly become clearer to me, but I was wrong again.

I spent a bit of time on Google looking for explanations of what exactly I just watched so when I watch episode three I might have some clue of what is going on, ditto for episode 4, 5, 6…you get my drift. Who is this Khatun lady? And why the heck do they keep doing that weird dance!!!??????

Now that I have finished the series I still don’t know quite what I watched. I sort of feel a little like I do after having conversations with my uber smart astrophysicist cousin when he tries to explain to me what it is that he is working on these days. I smile and nod my head and say “Uh-huh…” hoping that it looks like I actually understand what he is talking about.

So, the OA seems to be one of those divisive shows you either love love love or, not so much. Sort of like raisins I suppose, or Donald Trump. What did you think of the OA? And can someone please explain to me what the show is about πŸ˜‰

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  • Reply Grumpy Mum (@The_Grumpy_Mum) February 11, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I enjoyed it… Kind of… Ok, parts of it. I do think it would have been much better if it had lost the Angels and the dancing and just been a slightly supernatural story about a woman who was kidnapped by a nutter who was experimenting on people.
    After I watched it I looked online to see if it was based on a book as it felt like one of those TV adaptations which had cut out huge chunks of the story to make it fit. I was a little disappointed that this wasn’t the case as if it had been I was sure the book would have been amazing.

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