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The OA 

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Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Prairie returns home, now in her twenties with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.
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Series cast summary:
Brit Marling ...  Prairie Johnson 11 episodes, 2016
Patrick Gibson ...  Steve Winchell 10 episodes, 2016
Brendan Meyer ...  Jesse 9 episodes, 2016
Emory Cohen ...  Homer / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Scott Wilson ...  Abel Johnson 8 episodes, 2016
Phyllis Smith ...  Betty Broderick-Allen / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Alice Krige ...  Nancy Johnson 8 episodes, 2016
Brandon Perea ...  Alfonso 'French' Sosa / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Ian Alexander ...  Buck Vu 8 episodes, 2016
Jason Isaacs ...  Dr. Hunter Aloysius 'Hap' Percy 8 episodes, 2016
Sharon Van Etten ...  Rachel 7 episodes, 2016
Will Brill ...  Scott Brown 6 episodes, 2016
Robert Eli ...  Principal Gilchrist / ... 5 episodes, 2016
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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 late 20s and with her sight restored. While many believe she is miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

In season one, episode two, "New Colossus", when Prairie and her parents are taking a family photo, we hear the photographer say, "...Prairie, toward the sound of my voice, honey..." to get her attention. The Sound of My Voice (2011) is the first feature-length film by both Zal Batmanlij and Brit Marling. See more »

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Prairie Johnson: When I say it out loud it all falls apart
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Haunting Complexity
1 January 2017 | by tinyone2See all my reviews

While I agree that the start of the series feels a bit slow, the story unfolds into a truly magnificent masterpiece.

The ending is haunting.

This is not a stereotypical story with predictable plots. It is not a big bang, laugh a minute or utterly over manufactured piece of Hollywood rubbish. It is not DC comic dreary and dreadful.

So if you are keen on something a bit unusual and thought provoking then you may be well served sticking through the boring and slower bits until the end, and then make up your own mind.

The acting is superbly portrayed.

There are loads of holes in the story, but overhlook this and don't expect much. Let yourself be surprised. Relax and just enjoy.


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