Friday, December 30, 2016

The OA

A lot of noise is being made about whether there is any reality to the premise in Netflix’s original series The OA. Here’s the thing: I don’t care. It’s television, for goodness’ sake, not training videos. It’s not here to be credible; it’s here to be entertaining.

And when it comes to the entertainment factor, Netflix scores again with this one. The production is beautiful, visually opulent in a way that we ordinarily aren’t given in television, and I could eat the series up on the merit of that alone.

And then there is the story itself, the meat-and-potatoes of it all, with characters that are as mysterious and interesting as their narrative. I loved this series. The unfolding of it was powerful without being edge-of-your-seat suspenseful, and possibly more compelling because of it.

My list of things to watch is way too long already, but this deserves a repeat viewing, probably over our first decent stuck-in-the-house snow storm.