45 best Netflix shows to watch right now (December 2023)

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Outer Banks. Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron in episode 306 of Outer Banks. Cr. Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix © 2023 /

Outer Banks

  • Seasons: 3
  • Created By: Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke 
  • Starring: Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Austin North, Charles Esten, and Drew Starkey

Outer Banks is the next best teen show on Netflix! The series focuses on a group of four friends living on the Outer Banks, a group of islands off the coast of North Carolina. It premiered on Netflix in April 2020, and it’s easily one of the most successful shows on the platform ever.

After John B’s (Chase Stokes) father goes missing at sea, John B, JJ (Rudy Pankow), Kiera (Madison Bailey), and Pope (Jonathan Daviss), also known as Pogues, get caught up in the hunt for shipwrecked gold lost off the coast of the Outer Banks.

If you like teen dramas, this is the show for you! Netflix has released some hit teen dramas over the last few years, and Outer Banks is another example of a Netflix hit. It will be interesting to see if Netflix can continue to raise the bar in the teen drama genre in the next few years.

Outer Banks season 3 was released on Feb. 23, 2023, and Outer Banks season 4 is officially in the works on Netflix. — Bryce Olin

Watch Outer Banks on Netflix