Netflix, while establishing themselves as a major game changer of the entertainment industry has risen to the top by not playing the safe games. The streaming giant has regularly turn up with innovative stories for the TV shows it produces. From ‘Black Mirror‘ to ‘Mindhunter‘ and from ‘Narcos‘ to ‘Orange Is The New Black’, Netflix original shows have hardly disappointed the audiences. One such show is the sci-fi mystery TV series ‘The OA‘. The show is centered around a young girl called Prairie who had suddenly disappeared one day and now has returned back to her hometown. Interestingly enough, Prairie was a visually impaired when she disappeared, but can now see everything around her. She gathers some youngsters and explains to them that there are others like her who need to be saved immediately. But they need to be saved from another dimension, which is like a parallel reality to the world Prairie now exists in.
‘The OA’ is one of the finest Netflix original shows. It seamlessly blends a science fiction story with elements of mystery thrillers and drama. The performances by the actors, the multi-layered storyline, and brilliant direction by Zal Batmanglij make it an unmissable show. Interestingly enough, ‘The OA’ has received mostly polarizing reviews from critics. While some have simply declared it to be bad and pointless, other reviewers have shown great excitement for the series. So, without further ado, here is the list of best TV series similar to ‘The OA’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these TV shows like ‘The OA’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
5. The Travelers (2016 – 2018)
If you have noticed, there are many shows coming up these days which are set in a post-apocalyptic world where only a few have been able to survive the extremities which have led to the destruction of almost all human life. With increasing water crisis all over the world, art has also become conscious of the fact that human existence is facing a severe threat, and thus we are seeing so many reflections of the same in movies and TV shows. ‘The Travelers‘ is one such show set in a futuristic world where there are few human beings who have been able to survive. However, these humans, now technologically far superior, have devised a new method to protect their species.
They send back certain human consciousnesses through time into bodies of present-day people who are called the hosts. These consciousnesses are the eponymous ‘travelers’ whose job is to prevent the apocalypse at any cost. Though the story seems to be overtly “techie,” it is actually very humane in nature, and that is what we can say is its USP. The problems these travelers face are basic everyday headaches haunt us, and this juxtaposition is what gives this show a unique flavor. The reason ‘The Travelers’ finds itself on this list is that both here and in ‘The O.A.’, the main characters have experienced life in two worlds, or rather two realities. The experiences they have gathered in this way connects these characters at a deeper level.
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