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Review: 'Outer Banks' still impresses

Outer Banks

Season three of "Outer Banks" debuted on Netflix on Feb. 23 of this year.  Image from Netflix

Jayden Hewitt

Four out of Five Stars

By Jayden Hewitt
Sports Editor

Season three of the show “Outer Banks” released on Netflix on Feb. 23. Viewers can watch at their own pace, as every episode was released at once. It is rated TV-MA.

The show began in April of 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, making it a massive hit with so many people stuck at home.

The show revolves around several different characters, but mostly John B (played by Chase Stokes), JJ (Rudy Pankow), Sarah (Madelyn Cline), Kiara (Madison Bailey) and Pope (Jonathan Davis). They make up the main “crew,” and the show follows their lives the most.

In season three, viewers are also shown a lot of Cleo as well, played by Carlacia Grant.

The show is centered on hidden treasure that has been thought of as a part of the disappearance of John B’s father.

For those not familiar with any of those actors, there is Charles Esten, who plays Ward Cameron, Sarah’s father. Esten is most notably known from the show “Nashville,” prior to “Outer Banks” becoming one of Netflix’s largest viewed shows.

The third season of “Outer Banks” consists of a treasure hunt, all revolving around the first season. To avoid spoilers for anyone seasons behind, that’s all I will say.

For those who are caught up, familiar faces return from the first two seasons. Viewers are also introduced to some new characters who will continue to uncover the many secrets of the show, and the hunt.

I will always love the first season the most. It is, after all, the season that got me into the show. But, this season is phenomenal as well, there are constant cliffhangers that will make any viewer want to binge the entire show in one night.

But you can’t ask for anything different in a show. It’s engaging and gives me far too much anxiety for a TV show. Viewers will get attached to the characters and cannot stand to see them in trouble.

The show, for anyone who’s yet to watch any of the seasons, is like a mixture of “The Goonies,” and “Indiana Jones.” There is always action and some new twists. The best part is each episode is around an hour long.

For those who have seen the first two seasons, you will be heartbroken, happy and angry, but overall pleased with the ending of the season, as it opens up an entire new chapter of possibilities for the show.

And even better: it’s already been renewed for a fourth season, and will likely not stop there.

The show just seems to develop more and more each season. It is fun seeing star actors grow right before your eyes; each character gains more depth in each episode.

Overall, season three of “Outer Banks” is spectacular and is highly recommended. For those who enjoy adventure, and the beautiful scenery of the Outer Banks in North Carolina, this show is for you.

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