You – Review of Netflix’s Hit Season Two
Wow. Just look at you. Sitting in that chair in the corner of coffee shop like you own the joint. You’re probably scrolling through your favorite WordPress blog… Oh wait, is that me? Is that my blog you’ve stumbled across? What’re the chances that add you just clicked misdirected you right to my page? Seems like it was fate. Seems like my post directed right… at… YOU.
If you couldn’t already tell, this week I’ll be diving head first into Netflix’s You, and why you need to give it a second chance if you weren’t in on season one.
A Little Background Info
So, You is essentially about a troubled young man who tends to fall in love extremely easily. He goes through his day to day life by stalking the girls he falls in love with, but he tries to play it off as if it’s all happening naturally. He is extremely tech savvy and uses a mixture of social media and stealth to track his women. The show is also based on the psychological thriller written by Caroline Kepnes, but both Lifetime and Netflix have taken their respective liberties in these first two seasons.
Season One of You (Lifetime)
The synopsis for season one is as follows: “The First season follows Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager in New York, who meets Guinevere Beck, an aspiring writer, that he becomes immediately infatuated with. To feed his obsession, he soon turns to social media and technology to track her presence and eliminate any possible obstacles that stand in the way of their romance.” At first it may not draw you in, but its oh so much better than it sounds (and I thought it sounded good from the get go). I loved this first season, but as it came to a close, I was very concerned with what they would do for a second season. I think Lifetime had this same worry as they never picked the show up for season two. But thank goodness Netflix didn’t have those same worries.
Season Two of You (Netflix)
Almost immediately, Netflix reminds us that this is a new show and it will take place in a new location. They have Will, A.K.A Joe, making his way through a movie set as his inner monologue explains to us why he had to leave New York. It ultimately came down to the fact that his thought to be dead ex, Candace, returned and was planning to torture Joe with her presence. He flee’s to Cali where he meets Love, who turns out to be just as crazy as our favorite murderous boyfriend, Joe. These two have their moments, but it all leads us to quite a twist in the penultimate and final episodes. Netflix did a splendid job with season two. It almost made season one seem like a totally different show! We will definitely be in for quite the ride when Netflix releases season three in a year or so.
All in all, this show is a 10 out of 10 recommend to any and all of you reading this. It blends the perfect amount of comedy, thriller, and mystery all into one concoction that has us all wondering if we know anyone like this in our lives.
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