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Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Prairie returns home, now in her 20s with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.
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Created and written by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij (The East), the latest Netflix original delves into the inexplicable reappearance of Prairie Johnson (Marling). Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Johnson returns home, now in her 20s and with her sight restored. While many believe she is miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.

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In episode 4, "Away," Jesse goes home and watches TV with his sister. They are watching Stranger Things (2016), another Netflix Original series. See more »

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Prairie Johnson: When I say it out loud it all falls apart
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It takes more than an imagination to tolerate this series
20 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

I would consider myself someone who has an open mind about art and creative film but this series is not getting a second chance from me. First, some technical issues: -The soundtrack was noticeably poor quality in the attempt to sound rich. I couldn't pay attention to some scenes because the background violin or orchestral music was so distracting by its discontinuity.

-The Visual effects appeared to have been rendered by high school students. Again it was distracting and rushed. Yayoi Kusama's mirror room with the exposed corner panels did not help.

-The best acting was done by the OA child actor.

Many scenes were long, drawn out and void of meaningful dialogue that was necessary for the plot. It probably could have been edited to 5 episodes and it would have been more tolerable.

Writing is subjective of course but, in my opinion but the dialogue, character development, and story line did not have enough information to follow (usually it's the opposite). There was such little to hold onto, I thought I skipped an episode because it moved so slowly and when you understand the bigger picture, it was even more disappointing.

Overall, This was by far the worst Netflix series I have seen without hesitation. This is the only bad review I have written on a television show that I can recall. It's not thought provoking like Westworld, the writing doesn't convince you to follow House of Cards, and it doesn't even come close to other originals like The Crown.


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