For better or worse, I’m waaaay past my teenage days…still, I wanted to give “Outer Banks” a shot. It’s a coming of age story that follows a tight-knit group of local teens (the “pogues”) as they traverse the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It has forbidden romance, a high-stakes treasure hunt, and a Westside Story type conflict between kids from two different social classes. In a nutshell, it has all the ingredients to make it a must-watch show during this quarantine. And thankfully, the show delivered!
The story starts with four friends: John B, Kiara, Pope, and JJ, who discover a sinking boat following a massive hurricane that hits their town. When John B dives into it, he finds a key to a motel. Trying to get some clues as to whom the boat belongs to, they decide to go and check out the motel room, and what they find will set off a series of life-altering decisions that will rock their world and even put their lives at risk.
All of a sudden, they find themselves in a treasure hunt for millions of dollars in the form of gold from a ship that sank 200 years ago. The problem is that they are not the only ones looking for it…the gang will have to trust each other and their instincts, and go beyond what they imagine possible to get to the treasure…while staying alive.
Definitely a must watch show on your Netlfix queue! Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think of the show in the comments.