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"You" is the weird take on romance and crime. It isn't for the the feint of heart.

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"You" is the weird take on romance and crime. It isn't for the the feint of heart.

published under fair use

published under fair use

"You" is the weird take on romance and crime. It isn't for the the feint of heart.

Jackie Bell and Alex Lasin

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The new Netflix original You was released on Dec. 26, 2018, and has already been renewed for a second season. It was originally being played on Lifetime, however it went under the radar on the channel. Soon enough, the show was sold to Netflix and became one of the most watched shows of this year among high school students. The cast is filled with a variety of characters and stars Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg, who was notorious for his performance on Gossip Girl.

The story is presented through the perspective of Joe, and it takes a lot of watching to see what his real intentions are. Joe works at a local bookstore and books have been his passion every since he was a little boy. A girl named Beck walks in one day and catches Joe’s eye. As Joe is checking her book out, they flirtatiously converse. After that coincidental encounter, he falls in love with the idea of her.

It’s often debated whether Joe is a monster or just a guy in love. He sees his actions as protective, doing what’s best for Beck. But throughout the show, Joe displays behaviors that seem aggressive, controlling, and dangerous, outweighing his seemingly loving intentions.

Joe pretends to be interested in the business run by Benji, Beck’s scummy ex-boyfriend. However, he only feigns interest only to lure him into the bookstore basement. In the basement of the bookstore there is a large glass box that keeps the books in good condition. However, Joe uses it to keep Benji captive before killing him. Benji isn’t the only person he does this to, as Joe goes after various other people that have relationships with Beck.

You walks the line between a romantic comedy and a true crime, murder tale. There is a lot of violence and gore throughout this show, and we recommended it for people that like crazy crime.

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