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What the series "YOU" does for love on Netflix

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"You"

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What would you do for love? “You,” a new Netflix T.V. show series, is one of the top-rated shows to watch in 2018, as well as the second season that premiered in December 2019. “You” is one of the most unexpected and bone-chilling thrillers you can watch. Usually I’m not interested in sitting down and watching a show, but I couldn’t keep my eyes off “You.” I binge watched every episode until the show was over because it kept me on my toes and made me want to know more about this guy stalking a poor girl.

The first season is the most important one because it introduces you to the main character, Joe, who is played by Penn Badgley. He is a very quiet but mysterious young man who works at a library. Throughout the show he turns into this narcissistic and sociopathic killer who falls in love with aspiring author Beck, who is Elizabeth Lail. Throughout the show, Joe finds a way to start a romantic relationship with Beck, but when he does it all comes tumbling down. Joe finds out everything he needs to know about Beck. From learning her daily routines, to knowing every little thing you can possibly find out from a person. He’s a little obsessed.

Every episode you watch adds to the story, and it gets closer and closer to the final climax. “You” is a unique, ‘never-watched-before’ show. I couldn’t tell you one thing I didn’t like because it kept me on my toes the entire time. Every episode was addictive. It combines two unlike genres: Romance and Thriller. The show is unpredictable and impossible to guess what’s coming next. It breaks the mold and is a one-of-a-kind show.

Let’s get a little bit more in depth with the first season and how the story will seriously have you blown away. Joe’s plan works and he gets the girl. He then becomes stalkerish and finds out everything about Beck before she tells him. Regular people just go out on dates and find out things about one another, well Joe already knows everything before they even become serious. The way Joe’s mind works is like a crazy psychopath. He plays the victim when it comes to other people in Beck’s life, making Beck think her friends and family don’t care for her,which makes Joe’s plan work. Throughout the entire season, every episode just gets crazier and more chaotic. I don’t want to spoil it all for you so I recommend you try and give this a show a shot.

Just when you think you watched it all the first time around, creator Mr. Berlanti and producer Sera Gamble made the second season even crazier. I remember watching it and my mind was just blown the entire time because, although the second season has the same kind of ordeal as the first, it was also completely different. The second season started off exactly how the first one did. Joe moves to a random place, changes his name, and basically starts off with a new life to escape his past. He gets a job and becomes yet another bookseller. He finds another girl named Love who is played by Victoria Pedretti. The difference is the change in Joe’s personality. He really strives to make the relationship work at all costs in an attmpt to avoid the fate of his past romantic endeavors. He finds every way possible for Love to fall in love with him and eventually wins her heart.

Just when I thought this was going to be like the first season, I was proven wrong again. Of course, just like in every movie or show, there are some big conflicts and surprising turn arounds. This show for certain has all of those and many more. Season two shows a bit more of a love connection with Joe and Love than it did in season one with Joe and Beck. Joe and Love’s relationship is very unique because she is the type who falls hard and is determined to make it work regardless of what happens. Throughout the show, if you watch it, you’ll know what I mean.

Throughout all of Netflix’s movies and shows I’m glad I took the time out of my busy work and school schedule to sit down and actually enjoy this T.V. show. It took my breath away and has me super excited for next year when the third season comes out. If you haven’t watched Netflix’s new show called “You” then you’re really missing out on a bone-chilling, romantic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

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