Netflix’s “The OA” Is Your Next Binge Watch


Netflix is on a heater right now. It’s like they’re Alan from the Hangover when plays Blackjack:

They cannot be stopped!

You remember when T-Pain got popular and he was the hook master? That title belongs to Future now but that’s a story for a different time. But everything T-Pain put out for a stretch at one point in time were just BANGERS! Just hit after hit and that’s the roll Netflix has been on for awhile now.

Eventually that hot streak will end but for now we must enjoy every moment of it as people who love good television. For quite sometime now Netflix has just been firing off popular original shows just one after another. Shows like Orange is the New Black, Daredevil, Bloodlines, House of Cards, and Making A Murderer. But most recently it’s gotten even bigger with shows like Narcos, Black Mirror and the new belle of the ball Stranger Things. 

With all these great shows flying in just one after another Netflix just dropped another banger in our lap to soak up during holiday break. “The OA” is the 8 part Sci-Fi mystery drama that people say is similar to “Stranger Things” but it’s more like Black Mirror and Stranger Things had a love child. 

The OA does what all great Netflix Originals do, it pulls you in right away the very first episode leaving you wanting more and wanting answers. But Lucky you, you have all 8 episodes right there at a click of a button and I believe that’s the beauty of Netflix and what they are doing and why they are so successful with these shows. Everyone hates having to wait a week to find out what happens, we millennials don’t have time for this shit. Give us answers and give it to us now! 

The OA just keeps you wanting more and wanting those answers as you fly through the episodes with sometimes even more questions than before. It’s very well done besides a few odd scenes here and there with minor lack of character development for a show that is very intellectual and clearly prides itself over that. Its very deep and heavy and can definitely be a mind fuck of a show that keeps you wondering what is truly happening at every moment but at the same time that’s what makes it so appealing. 

Netflix is on a sci-fi kick and it continues here with The OA. The public seems to be clambering for shows like this. Shows that are deep and dark and make you think sometimes out of the box and I say keep em coming!

The show itself had a similar impact on me like Stranger Things did. I watched one episode and I was pulled right in completely. I ran through the 8+ hours of the show like it was my job. The only difference in this show is that it is more powerful. Definitely on an emotional and spiritual level which is why it is hard to call it sci-fi but that’s what they call it. I truly couldn’t name another TV show maybe besides “Breaking Bad” that I would watch again in its entirety but this one I would definitely revisit. I rewatched the last two episodes with my wife because I enjoyed it that much.

It’s one of those shows though where people leave with different oppions and different theories and different takeaways. I don’t want to spoil anything because it’s something everyone who is a fan of all the shows I named earlier should watch. I highly recommend the show, it has a little bit of everything. It’s a Sci-Fi, Drama, thriller, mystery, love story, and some comedy all wrapped into one oddly beautiful mess. 

So unfortunately Christmas and Christmas Eve fall on the weekend so most people don’t have any extra days off this week but who am I kidding? You people don’t do anything anyway just like me. Stuff your eyeballs with this show, it’s good stuff!

But like my man LeVar Burton said from Reading Rainbow, “But you don’t have to take my word for it.”

The OA trailer is below, check it out!

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