“Outer Banks”: A modern day treasure hunt

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

If you like mystery, action and coming of age shows, “Outer Banks” on Netflix is the one to watch. It has been on Netflix’s top ten list in the United States.

The show takes place in the Outer Banks, which is the barrier island of North Carolina and Virginia.

It follows a group of friends John B (Chase Stokes), Kiara (Madison Bailey), Pope (Jonathan Daviss) and JJ (Rudy Pankow), otherwise known as The Pogues. They live on the south side, or as they call it, The Cut, which isn’t the nice side of the island. The other side of the island is rich, and it’s known as Figure Eight.

It gives off somewhat of an ode to “West Side Story” because the teens that live in The Cut and the ones that live in Figure Eight don’t get along. It was essentially the Pogues versus the Kooks.

From the first episode to its last, the show keeps you over the edge.

This show will make you react in many ways. It will probably have you screaming at the TV, or cheering loudly. Your mom will probably have to check on you and ask if you’re okay. Watching “Outer Banks” is just a roller coaster of emotions.

Also, it shows the struggles that each character is going through in their personal lives, and puts their friendships to the test.

There are quite a few characters that will have you fuming, but nothing compared to the deep dislike you’ll have toward Rafe (Drew Starkey) and Ward (Charles Esten). Though if an actor makes you dislike them in a show, it shows that they are doing a good job.

This show will reveal the trials and tribulations that John B will go through. Seeing what he has to go through as a 16-year-old boy is a lot. But yet again, it is just a TV show.

Overall, the show is a modern treasure hunt, but with a twist.