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    It seems weird that there isn't a thread on this one yet (or maybe I missed it).
    Anyway I've finished to watch the show today and... well it's hard to talk about it. It's very unique, and it felt like a spiritual experience to a certain extent. I was very hooked into it after the first five minutes of the first episode and every single time I was left yearning to watch more. The ending was exactly what I was expecting. I knew they weren't going to give a specific answer and honestly I'm fine with that (though I get why many people didn't like it). It made me even more curious about the next season.
    I'm not sure if I'd encourage people to watch it, but imo it's a very powerful show.
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    I don't even know what this show is.
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    It's a weird show. Some of the weirdness is intriguing and some is just plain weird. I like Buck and Phyllis from The Office and the other neighborhood boys are interesting characters too. Much more interesting than the ones in OA's flashback, with the exception of Lucious Malfoy of course, but he's a bad guy so you can't like him. I agree with the OP that the ending was exactly what I thought it would be. If people are expecting them to answer all the questions by the end of the first season then you were not paying attention to this show. This is more of a Lost where it is more about the characters and the reveals are fed to you piecemeal and not until the very end of the series, if even that, will we get answers to the overarching questions.

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    i really liked the OA

    but you're right there's more questions than asnwers at the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
    If people are expecting them to answer all the questions by the end of the first season then you were not paying attention to this show. This is more of a Lost where it is more about the characters and the reveals are fed to you piecemeal and not until the very end of the series, if even that, will we get answers to the overarching questions.
    This. I read of many people disappointed by the ending, and, while I understand wanting to know what is going on, an open ending was probably the best way to finish the first season. The authors of the show said very clearly that they know exactly where they are going so I don't even worry about knowing everything at this point. I just wait eagerly for Part 2.
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    Well, they said that with Lost too... different writers though.

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    Haven't watched Lost yet!
    (And I probably should...)
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    I thought this was boring. My brother put me on to this telling me it was sci-fi, but I waited for like 4 or 5 eps and I didn't really see the sci-fi part. How is that girl only like 27? She looks 35 at the minimum.

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    The show has nothing to do with sci-fi. And Brit Marling (OA) is actually 34, so maybe that's why.
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    Yeah, I watched one episode and I didn't get into it at all. Moved on to Falling Skies now which is showing a lot of promise!

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    I'll watch Brit Marling in anything. I'll watch Brit Marling read from a dictionary.

    But this was one weird ass show. There were elements that I loooved. And parts of it that made me cringe so much I had to look away cause I couldn't deal with the 2nd hand embarrassment (all the dancing stuff). I dunno. Mixed bag.

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    It was, without a doubt, the worst show that I've ever watched through to the end. The concept kept me going for the first few episodes, cause it was an interesting idea. After a certain point though I was only watching because I'd come too far to not see how at ended, and because I assumed there had to be a reason that it was made into a show.

    I was wrong. No reason. It's just some guys bad acid trip that a Netflix exec got drunk and greenlit one day.

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    wow lots of upsets at the show eh

    i get why it wouldn't be some people's bag tho

    i quite enjoyed, looking forward to p2 if that ever happens

    i think it was very raw so the cringing was probably intentional. it's not a show that's supposed to make you feel good, i think

    the best simile i can think of is re-experiencing the worst parts of the growing phase of high school from a very alienated perspective

    i think the trapped in the basement subplot is a metaphor for the entire experience of school here, and vice versa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Yeah, I watched one episode and I didn't get into it at all. Moved on to Falling Skies now which is showing a lot of promise!
    Quote Originally Posted by Miriel View Post
    I'll watch Brit Marling in anything. I'll watch Brit Marling read from a dictionary.

    But this was one weird ass show. There were elements that I loooved. And parts of it that made me cringe so much I had to look away cause I couldn't deal with the 2nd hand embarrassment (all the dancing stuff). I dunno. Mixed bag.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pheesh View Post
    It was, without a doubt, the worst show that I've ever watched through to the end. The concept kept me going for the first few episodes, cause it was an interesting idea. After a certain point though I was only watching because I'd come too far to not see how at ended, and because I assumed there had to be a reason that it was made into a show.

    I was wrong. No reason. It's just some guys bad acid trip that a Netflix exec got drunk and greenlit one day.
    It's definitely not a show for everyone, so it's very understandable that many people didn't like it.

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    i quite enjoyed, looking forward to p2 if that ever happens
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