Some people regard The OA as a "younger brother" of Stranger Things. Indeed, both shows have several intertwines. Nonetheless, despite all the similarities, The OA belongs to entirely another kind of shows. That is why this web series has its particular target audience. In general, the viewers found The OA exciting. An overall score of the web series on IMDb is 7.8/10 > 48,500 votes. On Metacritic, the mystery drama has received principally favorable reviews, 61/100 (critics), 6.8/10 (viewers). On Rotten Tomatoes, The OA has a rating of 7.55/10|76% among critics, while the viewers have rated the show at 3.8/5|74% (~ 1,500 votes).
In general, almost all negative reviews related to the characters. However, we must admit that this is a doubtful matter since Netflix is trying to push through new faces in return for famous stars. On the other hand, as for the storyline, almost all the critics and viewers confessed that it was sensational. In fact, the primary purpose each TV network must follow is to amaze the viewer. It seems that the management behind Netflix is aware of how to cope with this task.
What Is The OA About?If you still had no chance to get acquainted with this unique web series, here is a brief overview below.
This show focuses on a shocked story of Prairie Johnson, a missing young woman who suddenly reappears in her hometown. The curious detail is that she can see, unlike it was seven years ago when she vanished. Prior, she was completely blind. Prairie can't explain her miraculous healing. Generally speaking, she is reluctant to contact her adoptive parents, as well as the officials. However, Prairie is apparently about to reveal her story to a group of high school students and their unfortunate teacher. She also tries to assist an FBI Psychologist Elias Rahim, who don't pressure on her.
The group meets in an abandoned house where Prairie starts to reveal her dark story. Now Prairie calls herself "The OA." However, in fact, her name is Nina Azarov, and she is of Russian origin. Prairie's biological father was an oligarch who dealt with the mafia. One day, the mobsters attacked the school bus, which fell into a river as a result. Nina presumable died and had a near-death experience. A mysterious woman named Khatun allowed her to return to life. However, she took her eyes in turn. To protect Nina against the mafia and provider her proper care, her father sent her to a boarding school for blind children in the United States. However, he soon died. As a result, Nina moved to her aunt, who owned the illegal adopted service. That's how she met her adoptive parents, Nancy and Abel.
But the most horrifying story followed later. Prairie dreamt of meeting her father. That's why she ran away from home on her 21st birthday. However, Prairie wasn't able to find him in the right place. Instead, she encounters a stranger named "Hap," who promises Prairie to introduce her to other people who experienced NDEs. Hap took Prairie to his house on a private plane. However, instead of meeting friends, Prairie has found herself trapped with other lab rats inside a glass cage.
It turns out that Hap is, in fact, is an obsessed scientist who wants to learn what people experience after their death. He assembled a group of lab rats consisting of Homer, Scott, and Rachel, to accomplish his crazy experiments upon them. Over time, Prairie managed to escape the glass prison. But now she desires to release her friends. That's why she needs this group of students to assist her.
What Do We Expect In Season 2 Of The OA?In fact, the official teaser gave us nothing. We have seen just the white fog and heard Prairie's voice behind, calling "Homer." As you remember, the first season finale left us with an ambivalent cliffhanger. On the one hand, Prairie looks genuinely insane since she apparently coined this story. On the other hand, she helped to save many lives. Moreover, their training was not in vain. OA reveals the guys that she can travel to another dimension. But we still can't realize, are all these things just the aberrations of her sick imagination or she is genuinely the Original Angel?
The only fact we know for sure that Prairie managed to restore her eyesight, which means that she truly possesses supernatural abilities. However, as for Homer, and the rest lab rats, there is no actual confirmation of her words. We, frankly, believe her. What do you think about this? We are waiting for the official synopsis for Season 2. We will update this page as soon as we get some additional info.