‘Outer Banks’ Review: Netflix Teen Drama Is a Lively, Soapy Adventure Story
Published on Apr 16, 2020
“Outer Banks” is built to move. From its opening scene, which finds a group of friends crashing a construction site, there’s something always pushing this new Netflix teen drama forward. In other shows with the glossy sheen that covers these pals, that momentum doesn’t always come organically. While the same is sometimes true for “Outer Banks,” even when it falls prey to some of its soapier instincts there’s a distinct kind of energy powering it through weaker tides.
It’s both surprising and heartening to see that in the thrust of this 10-episode season, some of the show’s best stretches are spent just hanging out with the Pogues as they drift somewhere offshore of The Cut, the stretch of islands off the North Carolina coast separate from its more economically advantaged neighbors. The main quartet at the center of “Outer Banks” is led by John B
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Author: Steve Greene