Netflix’s ‘YOU’ is considered to be one of the darkest comedies out there about dating, murder, and the joy of reading.
The show centers around Joe, who is a bookstore manager in Manhattan.
He becomes obsessed with a young woman who came to his shop and soon stalks her over her social media and reads her messages without her knowing.
He follows her home without her knowing about it.
The series is occasionally hilarious and it examined the ideas of youth culture and internet privacy. When it debuted, it was warmly received by critiques.
Even before the first season aired, Netflix said that it was going to make a second season.
Netflix’s confidence in the show was rewarded as it was very well received by the audience.
It was clear that it was a hit soon after it had started streaming.
The first season of the show is a mix of conventional romantic comedy and serial killer stories.
As Joe tried to become the perfect New York boyfriend, lots of accidents happened and the romantic comedy turns out to be a horror story.
It was a good move from the creators; making use of dark comedy so that the audience would feel less guilty because they have been enjoying bloodshed and homicides.
The most interesting thing about the show is how Joe is trying to keep everything together, as he tries to keep all the lies from breaking down because everything was becoming hard to keep track of. The killings that he did were becoming hard to cover-up.
Season 2 also follows the same pattern but Joe has now moved to Los Angeles. Here, he assumes a new identity and takes up a job at a gourmet market.
Here, he has found a new person to obsess over; a fellow employee named Love Quinn.
In this season, Joe has stolen his identity from a con-artist and it is quite entertaining to see everything is playing out.
Joe’s involvement in a movie project becomes one of the most interesting parts of the show.
The season kicks into action during the 7th and 8th episodes. We see some flashback episodes that show us the childhood traumas that made Joe who he is.
The portrayal of Joe is simply wonderful as there is a delicate line between charm and craziness and that has been handled perfectly.
Emotional depth is added to the season as the show almost entirely exists on Joe’s point of view.
Overall, this is one entertaining show that keeps us on the edge of our seats.