The OA: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
The OA

Critics Consensus

The OA is more than OK.



Critic Ratings: 66


Audience Score

User Ratings: 2157
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Air date: Dec 16, 2016
Air date: Dec 16, 2016
Air date: Dec 16, 2016
Air date: Dec 16, 2016
Air date: Dec 16, 2016
Air date: Dec 16, 2016
Air date: Dec 16, 2016
Air date: Dec 16, 2016

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Brit Marling
as Prairie Johnson
Emory Cohen
as Homer
Scott Wilson
as Abel Johnson
Nikolai Nikolaeff
as Mr. Azarov
Alice Krige
as Nancy Johnson
Patrick Gibson
as Steve Winchell
Jason Isaacs
as Dr. Hunter Aloysius 'Hap' Percy
Brandon Perea
as Alfonso "French" Sosa
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Critic Reviews for The OA Season 1

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (22)

Bonkers with a vengeance, it duly sent many unsuspecting Netflix subscribers pogoing for cover. But those who reconciled themselves to the riptides of wackiness were pleasantly swept off their feet.

Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What's most striking... is the richness of the story. It weaves in such a variety of textures and styles and allusions that it sometimes feels transparently absurd, but it's hard not to be drawn in given the wealth of different objects on offer.

Dec 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Like a cat trying to play the piano, it might not exactly achieve its goal, but the attempt is still rather endearing and undeniably watchable.

Dec 19, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I haven't seen anything quite like The OA, whose twists were gripping enough to keep me going even in some moments when I'd otherwise have been rolling my eyes.

Dec 19, 2016 | Full Review…

The OA feels like a singular, focused effort, which gives it an addictive confidence... Such an aggressive reach... eventually leads to the story tripping over itself, but the imagination is to be admired more than the end result derided.

Dec 16, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Oh, man. If we take The OA exactly 1000 times less seriously than The OA takes itself, we might have found the best show of 2016.

Dec 19, 2016 | Full Review…

There are those things we can't put down or can't not binge through, and there are those things we want to savor for as long as we can. The OA is the latter for me.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Though the show was slow going at first, its interesting narrative and beautiful visual tidbits kept me coming back for more.

May 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The show seems oblivious to how daft it all looks, perhaps dazzled by its own profundity as it alludes to various half-baked pseudo-philosophical and mystical ideas.

May 17, 2019 | Full Review…

[Brit] Marling and [Zal] Batmanglij have created an intriguing universe, populated with sympathetic and real characters. Ultimately rewarding, The OA makes you feel proud to be TV viewer.

May 17, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

At times it can feel like a term paper written by two honor students trying to cram in all of their esoteric research but the sense of possibility and ambition is infectious.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The OA showcases minority voices that are largely ignored in American media.

Aug 8, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The OA: Season 1

  • Oct 13, 2019
    Unique and Authentic. My favorite show on Netflix so far. Must have an open mind when watching it.
  • Oct 04, 2019
    One of the best shows I've ever watched. Yeah it's a little weird at first, but that's the best part. People want what they've never seen before!
  • Sep 30, 2019
    It's simply the best show I've ever watched. By far.
  • Sep 24, 2019
    By far the best film series I've ever seen.
  • Sep 24, 2019
    Literally the greatest and most moving, thought provoking story telling that may ever exist. Watch this show.
  • Sep 23, 2019
    This show was awful from the acting to the slow plot development. I had to screen this garbage for a focus group. It wasn't worth the money I was paid or my time.
  • Sep 23, 2019
    We need a season 3!! This show had me on the edge of my seat for the entire 3 day binge session. I could not pull myself away. Great story!
  • Sep 23, 2019
    Lindo roteiro, abordando discussões científica num tom absolutamente sensível e filosófico!
  • Sep 16, 2019
    The OA is absolutely Transcendent; the creative duo of Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij explore the idea of an afterlife, inspired by a warped amalgam of Biblical/Religious themes and real-world accounts of Near Death Experiences (NDE). The OA's appeal isn't limited to it's far out plot; OA (Brit Marling) is depicted as a Prophetic avatar (giving reverence to Life in a series that explores multiple deaths), who through a series of personal revelations to five strangers subtlety apprehends our belief in a narrative that suggests that there is life after death.
  • Sep 15, 2019
    the ‘note' I would have written to the Netflix executives that erase this brilliant work is ‘how come that, you, shameless and worthless pieces of work, produced The I-land and cancelled The OA?' I also wrote an email to the netflix network executive who's responsible for the really unbelievable and incredible indecent choice. she probably archived my email. and that's the intellectual peak of those people

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