Welcome to our first episode of Now Playing!!! Today, we’re leaning into the sci-fi, with the premiere of The OA, available on Netflix.
In the first episode of The OA, the main character, Prairie, returns to the neighborhood where she grew up. She is reluctant to share any details of her journey, but it is revealed that she calls herself "the OA" and has an aversion to being touched. She seeks help from a boy named Steve and asks him to find five strong and flexible people. She then uploads a video on YouTube explaining her plight and goes to an abandoned house for a meeting. Five people show up: Steve, Jesse, Buck, French, and BBA. Throughout the episode, Prairie's mysterious past and her current situation are gradually revealed.
Have you watched The OA before? What did you think of this episode?
(Tomorrow: The Great Episode 1.1)
I’d forgotten how compelling this show is. It just hooks you in seconds, and doesn’t let go.