Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks’: review

The unpredictable and action-packed adventure hits No. 1 on Netflix

Outer Banks is about five teens living in North Carolina in search of the Royal Merchant, a sunken ship containing 400 million dollars worth of gold.

This show surprised me; I was anticipating a cliché and predictable show that would leave me feeling unsatisfied, but it was quite the opposite. Outer Banks subverted all of my expectations. It had a perfect balance of action, drama, emotion, and comedy to break the tension.

It was a nail-biter, leaving me on the edge of my seat throughout all the twists and turns. I’m not going to lie, I stayed up way too late just to finish it. All of the characters have complex background stories, adding layers to their personalities. And of course, the character’s personalities would not be possible without the incredible portrayal and acting skills of the cast. This show is only enhanced further by its beautiful cinematography, with its stunning sunset views and sparkling ocean landscapes. Overall, this show is entertaining from beginning to end, guaranteed to leave viewers laughing, crying, and gasping.

The only problem is that the show has a mature (MA) rating, which does not allow for younger viewers to enjoy this cinematic masterpiece. However, this show is a Netflix original so it is likely to remain on the streaming service long enough for younger viewers to watch it once they are older.

Netflix has not yet renewed the show for season 2, but Outer Banks has already hit No. 1 on Netflix in the U.S., so it would be unexpected for the show to end here. Writers Josh Pate, Shannon Burke, and Jonas Pate say they have as many as four seasons in mind.

Outer Banks is the perfect binge for those who love mysteries, dramas, romances, or comedies. This show is available on Netflix now, and I would highly recommend it.