Well… if I am being honest, The OA took me a hot minute to get interested in. But once I was interested, I was definitely hooked. I am still shaken by how crazy this show is, and I have great respect for the producers and story writers because who thinks of this kind of stuff? I am a true believer that if anyone gives this show a chance, they will end up loving it. Here are some reasons that anyone who loves a good mystery or is intrigued by the whole world dimension, sci-fi thing should totally give this show a chance:
First of all, this show is so open-ended that the viewers can never quite tell what is truly going on or what is going to happen next which keeps them wanting more. Is Prairie actually a person that can travel from one dimension to the other, an angel, or is she just plain out crazy? The way that the episodes display her character makes it extremely difficult for the viewers to decide what they think is true of Prairie. At one point you see Prairie in an alternate universe talking to some sort of god, and at the next moment, you see her creepily talking to a camera. I find this a great aspect of the show because it makes The OA stand out from other similar TV series. Honestly, can you think of any show like this one?
Secondly, I find each character in this show someone worth wanting to know more about. Obviously, everyone wants to find out what is really going on with OA. But even other characters such as Hap are extremely interesting. We initially don’t like Hap because he is doing illegal and immoral things to his subjects of this demented project he is trying to complete. Hap kills many people, and some viewers might grow to dislike him very much. For me though, as the show went on, I became interested as to why Hap was doing these awful things. I wanted to know why. Did he lose someone special? Is he just curious where he will go when he dies? I found his character very intriguing for this reason.
All in all, this series and by far worth the watch. Whether you hate it or love it, you won’t be able to stop watching until you find out what you are dying to know starting in the first episode. I don’t have any complaints at all. The characters were great, the storyline is amazing, and the suspense makes the show all the better.