Outer Banks: Season 1

Outer Banks: Season 1

Outer Banks: Season 1

Pegged as a grown-up Goonies, this Netflix series follows a tight-knit group of teens during their summer break who come across a long-buried secret that may lead to a wealth of gold. However, the search comes with hidden dangers alongside dangerous people who are also on the hunt.

2020USANetflix
AdventureMysteryThriller

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
15 April 2020

Pilot

After a hurricane, John B, JJ, Pope and Kiara plunge headlong into danger and adventure when they find a mysterious sunken wreck.

EPISODE 1.2
15 April 2020

The Lucky Compass

Convinced that the clue found onboard the boat connects to his missing father, John B leads his friends on an increasingly frantic search for answers.

EPISODE 1.3
15 April 2020

The Forbidden Zone

As the gang hatches an illicit scheme to get to the bottom of the deep-sea mystery, John B confronts Sarah while Pope jumps at the chance for revenge.

EPISODE 1.4
15 April 2020

Spy Games

When John B's supervision-free home life catches up to him, he receives a well-timed assist — and some spiffing up — from the last person he expects.

EPISODE 1.5
15 April 2020

Midsummers

John B believes he's made a breakthrough in the hunt for the gold, but his desire to include Sarah in the quest causes friction among the friends.

EPISODE 1.6
15 April 2020

Parcel 9

A spooky island legend, a broken friendship and John B’s new living situation keep the crew on their toes as they search high and low for the treasure.

EPISODE 1.7
15 April 2020

Dead Calm

JJ's reckless behavior ramps up when the friends try to score some quick cash. Meanwhile, John B grows closer to Sarah — and makes her dad suspicious.

EPISODE 1.8
15 April 2020

The Runway

John B finally learns the truth about his dad — and sets off a chain of events that jeopardizes everything he and his friends have fought to accomplish.

EPISODE 1.9
15 April 2020

The Bell Tower

With his options dwindling and enemies closing in, John B looks for an exit plan. Sarah feels pressured to pick a side. Pope lets his emotions out.

EPISODE 1.10
15 April 2020

The Phantom

An island crawling with law enforcement and a looming tropical storm are just two of the obstacles facing John B as he tries to make his escape.

Outer Banks: Season 1 / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The show unfolds like a high-speed collision of Riverdale, The O.C., and Bloodline.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The actual mystery of “Outer Banks” takes way too long to build up steam. By the middle of the season, the Pogues are still too distracted to push the narrative forward, and then the opposite problem happens with the final three episodes feeling downright hyperactive.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's hard to put a finger on the exact demo Outer Banks is going for. It's full of underaged drinking and drug use and the characters swear up a storm, but there's an oddly puritanical streak to the way the show depicts sex when it isn't ogling the beach bods of its teenage characters.

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