Released on Netflix on July 30, 2021, Outer Banks season 2 captured the attention of streamers by storm. Created by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate and Shannon Burke, this season was full of surprises, adventure, mystery and shock. After the first season cultivated much popularity, the Netflix series brought their A-game for the highly anticipated second season.
The season begins with the fugitive couple John B (Chase Stokes) and Sarah Cameron (Madelyn Cline) stranded on the Bahamas, far from their home in the Outer Banks where they meet the new series character Cleo (Carlacia Grant).
While trying to hatch a plan to get home John B and Sarah are on the run for the majority of their time in the Bahamas due to a crime John B did not commit. Back at home in the Outer Banks, the rest of the “Pogues,” Kie (Madison Bailey), JJ (Rudy Pankow), and Pope (Jonathan Davis), work to clear their friends’ names. While the second season largely revolves around resolving the murder accusations, the show still revisits one of their main storylines of treasure hunting.
Though this season was filled with excitement, the constant fist fights and shootouts became draining. So much conflict came of this season, it starts to become predictable and tedious. From alligator attacks to giant gold crosses, the show starts to feel too unrealistic.
This season’s acting performances were convincing especially, Drew Starkey’s, who plays Rafe Cameron. Rafe, one of the antagonists of the show and also Sarah Cameron’s brother, became key to making the season so exhilarating. Drew Starkey’s acting truly made the audience convinced that he was a psychopath. His murderous tendencies and ill-temper, reels the audience in, for you do not know what his character might do next.
Just like the first season, one of the show’s best qualities are the Pogues. Their back and forth humor and care for each other is a reason for the show’s popularity. When they are not running from the cops or looking for gold, the Pogues are at a highschool kickback or hanging out at the beach which largely attracts the teenage audience of the show. The Pogues have a friendship that is looked up to and is one teens aspire to have.
Overall, this season fulfilled many expectations and was a great source of entertainment for the end of the summer. If you are a fan of “The Goonies” or summer love, fun, high risks and adventure, “Outer Banks” is the show to watch.
While the second season largely revolves around resolving the murder accusations, the show still revisits one of their main storylines of treasure hunting.
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