All through my center and highschool years I had crushes on many, many guys: guitarists who solely knew how you can play Blink-182, youth group devotees, B-level jocks with successful smiles. However there all the time a sure sort of man who had the distinctive skill to soften my coronary heart with one flick of his floppy hair. And Outer Banks‘ John B, performed by Chase Stokes, is the right cookie-cutter of my each girlhood crush.
On the age of 28, I’m not really crushing on John B and his reckless boating methods. Although Chase Stokes is 27 years outdated, making us a stable age-match, John B is indisputably 16 years outdated. He’s brash, so emotionally confused that he pushes apart the lady he’s sleeping with one minute solely to declare his like to her the subsequent, and so near the sting of being damaged it looks as if he might be fastened. As a full-ass grownup I’ve little interest in this child-man. However I can simply bear in mind the time in my life when his face would have embellished each certainly one of my college notebooks.
As a personality, John B is principally teenage lady catnip. At his core you realize he’s a great man, even when he’s getting concerned in crimes. He’s loyal to his mates and a tough employee with an impartial streak. And he’s as charming as they arrive. A number of occasions all through Outer Banks‘ first season John B is ready to soften the ever strict Sheriff Peterkin (Adina Porter) with little greater than a shrug and a smile. But not like his finest pal JJ (Rudy Pankow) there’s nothing manipulative about his social prowess. Just like the lady in each teen pop tune who’s lovely with out make-up, he’s a child dripping with attraction who simply doesn’t realize it.
All the things good and wonderful about John B is compounded by his circumstances. What excessive schooler wouldn’t fall for the ruffian with a coronary heart of gold who’s greatest fault in life is that his father tragically died? John B is a Disney prince with a good sadder backstory and realistically floppy hair.
However what actually sells John B because the crush of my previous is his unapproachability. Within the phrases of Zoolander, he’s actually, actually ridiculously good wanting. As troubled as John B all the time appears, he’s all the time only a hair too manicured, each emotionally and bodily, to be plausible. There’s a motive why he finally ends up with Sarah Cameron (Madelyn Cline), the favored queen bee and chief of the wealthy youngsters. Within the odd legal guidelines of highschool somebody as completely gritty as John B doesn’t belong with the nerdy lady or a fellow outsider like Kiara (Madison Bailey). He’s a prime canine in want of a shower and a brand new house. However his smile is charming sufficient and he’s all the way down to earth sufficient to make everybody else they assume they’ve an opportunity.
Fortunately, I’ve grown from the John B’s in my life, the debonaire fairly boys that may permit themselves to be “fastened” for some time. I’ve watched them passionately swing from one hopeful girl to me to one more star-eyed love curiosity. However watching Outer Banks has jogged my memory of the brooding seems and impulsive Prince Charmings who used to fill my daydreams. John B, you’re bother; however rattling, that’s how we such as you.
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