If you are a fan of Outer Banks you already know the two different groups that make up the characters. Netflix’s popular teen drama shows the differences between the Kooks and Pogues in the idyllic city of North Carolina. Depending on which group you grew up in, your life can be very different.
At the beginning of the series, John B., the protagonist of the series, discusses what life is like in the Outer Banks and how the classes are divided exactly. "It's the kind of place where you have either two jobs or two houses," he says. "Two tribes. An island. "The Kooks are the elite with parents who have money. The Pogues absolutely want to climb the social ladder to become new versions of themselves and to establish new beginnings.
The question remains, however, what exactly Kooks and pogues. It turns out there is a lot of information that we can put ourselves in as we wonder if the show is coming back for a second season.
What is a pogue? ? [1
9659007] In short, if you are a pogue, you live on the south side of the island, also known as The Cut, the workers who wait, clean boats, and charter for the rich, and essentially act as the slum of the island – some naturally look down on their inhabitants when they live there.
John B. makes it clear in the pilot that the name for the group actually comes from a certain fish. As the protagonist says: "Pogues, Pogies, the disposable ch. [They’re the] lowest member of the food chain. “From the point of view of things, it seems that the pogies are used for bait in the fishing industry.
What is a kook?
In the series, Kooks are the people who live on the north side of the island, including in Figure 8. The word Kook could actually mean two completely different things. The first is quite common in English – it is someone who gets a little out of whack. Interestingly, the word can actually be used for surfing.
According to an article in GQ a kook means "a person who does not understand the social and fashionable norms of surfing". What does that mean exactly? Urban Dictionary explains it in layman terms:
- They don't live in beach towns.
- They have no lower class jobs like working under construction or driving pickups.
- They surf amateurs, pretending that they know what they are doing in the water, although in reality they have no idea.
- Do not follow the rules of the surfing area.
For anyone who has ever seen the Nickelodeon cartoon Rocket Power, a kook is basically … a shoobie. It is very likely that the upper class in the series got this name because of its elite status because it was born and grew up with money.
Although the terms in colloquial language have very different meanings, it is clear that each definition used never leads to an eye-to-eye view on both sides. John B. complains about his hometown: “The island was like America with steroids. The having and having from no place, but enlarged and multiplied. “