Is Outer Banks Worth The Hype?

Is Outer Banks Worth The Hype?

During this quarantine, many people have been turning to Netflix in order to pass the time while self-isolating. This has led to many shows getting extremely popular as talking about Netflix shows is a good way for people to relate to each other. Few shows during this time, however, have gained as much traction as the new teen adventure show, Outer Banks. Outer Banks follows protagonist John B and his group of friends on their quest to find the lost treasure from the shipwreck of the Royal Merchant. The show has gained a large following on social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok and has been a trending topic of conversation for the past couple of weeks. In fact, according to Netflix stats, the show has surged up to the top spot in total viewership this past week. Now, the question that I want to address today is if the show is worth the watch and worth all the buzz that it has been receiving. 

In my opinion, the show has a perfect combination going for it, a young relatable cast, and an engaging and quickly paced plot. The show is intended to take place in the outer banks of North Carolina, but is actually shot in Charleston, South Carolina. The fictional island that is home to John B. and the rest of the characters have stunning views that add even more to the show’s appeal. The show also has this unique ability to draw you in and keep you in. Almost every person I have recommended the show to has come back to me the next day saying that they had binged the whole show already. I think the almost magnetic appeal of the show is the reason it has gained so much media attention. 

All in all, Outer Banks is a captivating and entertaining show that I would recommend anybody watch. Netflix hit the gold mine with this perfect blend of adventure, characterization, and setting. I do not see John B. and Outer Banks going away anytime soon, and the second season that is all but confirmed to be coming back to Netflix will be one of the most anticipated releases on the streaming platform.