I just finished first season of The O.A and it was incredible! It is obvious that casting and story are perfect. I am still thinking of how Prairie (Nina) is played neat and nicely. Brit Marling is one of the most talented actresses of 2016. Besides her acting talent, learning she is also one of co-creators of the tv serie made her a true star!
Futhermore, there are other reasons making plot and the production more and more interesting. Chosen colours though scenes were firstly one of them. It was obvious art director chose lighter colours to emphasize story. However, there was this colour one couldn’t be missed; purple! Light one, dark one, blue-ish one, red-ish one and it goes on. At first it was not that interesting. However, after watching third episode and still being able to trace purple items, it became a game for me. In every new scene I started to trace shades of purple.
Lives main characters have represented social diversity we are encountering is the second reason making The O.A appealling. It wasn’t a simple teen tv serie investigating a mysterious incident. It wasn’t a Sherlock Holmes investigating some case kind of plot. It involved family problems and financial difficulties high school students face. Yet, most importantly how these problems bring different people together enhanced relationships between characters. If I write details , I am sure it will be a great spoiler for you and I want more people to enjoy as much as I did. However, I can give you a hint by writing what I think about characters. I hate Hap! He is one of the main characters created theme of desire to escape and good versus bad. Yet, I still cannot admire his ambitious towards his experiment. He is like charismatic bad guy wearing the perfect smile and justifying his bad intentions. He is The Joker of Batman. He is the key character making the story more and more interesting.
Lastly and most importantly, references to mother nature made audience more connected with the story. As an example, movements helping characters to escape and heal their scars highlighted animal actions. Not only they brought new perspectives to the story, they explained how people can communicate without technology.
There are so many details I do want to write! I am choosing my words very carefully for not giving any spoilers ,but please watch The O.A! It consists sincerity and unity. Relationships between characters clearly show making empathy and thinking alike ease communication. Moreover, the incident happening at the end of season one proves Prairie’s friendly approach. There is a strong bond between events taking place in the story and how characters think at the end. Plus, if you like purple art director presents every shade without hesitation. Maybe purple is the new blue? 😉