The OA: Season 2 (2019)


Season 2
The OA

Critics Consensus

The OA's second season provides satisfying answers to its predecessors' most maddening enigmas, all while maintaining the singular ambience that fans have come to crave.



Critic Ratings: 36


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User Ratings: 1200
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Air date: Mar 22, 2019
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The "mind-bending" story returns with The OA Part II, which follows OA as she navigates a new dimension, one in which she had a completely different life as a Russian heiress, and one in which she once again finds herself as Hap's captive. Part II introduces Karim Washington, a private detective tasked with finding a missing teen, Michelle Vu. His path crosses with OA, as they try to solve the mystery of Michelle's whereabouts and a house on Nob Hill connected to the disappearance of several teenagers. Meanwhile, back in the first dimension, BBA, Angie and the boys find themselves on a journey to understand the truth behind OA's story and the incredible realities she described.

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Critic Reviews for The OA Season 2

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (8)

The OA truly comes into its own when you stop attempting to piece together the storyline and instead submit to Marling and Batmanglij's vision.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll cry from laughing or simply stare blankly at the screen as some of the weirdest s--- you've ever seen unfolds...

Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

[The OA] manages to be stranger, more puzzling and even more addictively demented than the first season.

May 17, 2019 | Full Review…

We'll cut to the chase. The OA Part II is a bad show when Prairie is onscreen. But! The OA is a good show when it focuses on a completely different narrative, a good old-fashioned formulaic Law & Order-type story.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The willing suspension of disbelief has to be earned, and from where I'm standing, The OA doesn't earn it.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The last episode of The OA spoke to me...I felt a wave of emotion, actually moved to tears because in that moment I saw that we are all looking for our purpose...

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The OA is kind of genius, while simultaneously being incredibly silly. And you know what? I love it! I love its goofy, loopy vibe.

Apr 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The sequence with Old Night is what The OA does best. At first the scene is stunning, almost laughable, in its sheer oddity, but then the mood morphs, as it pulsates with existential terror and a sort of unnerving sexuality.

Apr 18, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes the Nob Hill arc unique is that it offers a thought-provoking dive into the sci-fi realm, and goes beyond ghosts and jump-scares to encourage viewers to think while providing an unpredictable journey.

Apr 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The OA Part II was better than one could have ever imagined, its ingenuity and trust in its audience, coupled by the brilliant execution of its power duo, brought the series to new heights.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Marling and Batmanglij have created an intriguing universe, populated with sympathetic and real characters. Ultimately rewarding, The OA makes you feel proud to be TV viewer.

Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Season 2 not only gives all the returning characters great material, but also finds room to introduce Karim (Kingsley Ben-Adir), the PI who brings a much-needed audience viewpoint - and an immediate likability - to the show.

Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The OA: Season 2

  • 2d ago
    I love this breath of fresh air that The OA brought to the drama/fantasy/scifi-ish, and the acting is very good. I hope Netflix will someday bring it back
  • 5d ago
    Favorite show. How dare they cancel it
  • Oct 13, 2019
    In my opinion, the best show on Netflix; Mainly because of it's unique and authentic story. If it's really been cancelled, it would be like cutting a rose before it's had a chance to flower.
  • Oct 13, 2019
    Can you plese explain an amber alert when these high schoolers are with BBA but a middle age guy sleeping with one of them is ok? What if it was a middle age guy and a high school girl, the reaction of incense would be swift and justified, but because its a young boy and its gay its somehow ok? So the exploitation of young boys is fine by middle age gay men?? I don't think so.
  • Oct 11, 2019
    Wow. Night and day between season one and season two. I trudged along with season one and it was enough to get me to want to see season two. So glad I did. Season two was incredible. I waited for Dark, Peaky Blinders, and others but this was by far the best surprise of 2019.
  • Oct 01, 2019
    Season II of the OA suffers in much the same way Season II of Big Little Lies does, with a truly disappointing leap down from the gold to the bronze podium. The premise and creativity surrounding "The OA" makes it worth watching; Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij should be applauded for producing a stand-out show in what is quickly becoming an over-saturated era of public/cable/streaming content. Although there are flashes of the empathetic-human story (in season 2's BBA story-line) that was the core of season 1, the world of the OA has been overrun with overly "creative" Sci-Fi existentialism and meta-commentary. It's difficult to pass a bad judgment on The OA, but season 2 was effectively a live-action take on Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" starring Brit Merling as the title character.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    It's simply THE most amazing show I've ever watched.
  • Sep 24, 2019
    The greatest film series of all time in my humble opinion.
  • Sep 23, 2019
    If you're a New Age, artsy type with a low IQ you may like this show.
  • Sep 23, 2019
    Love this show. It should not have been cancelled!!

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