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Introducing ‘You’, Your Next Netflix Obsession

For these of us who had been devastated to bid a teary goodbye to Gossip Woman, this new sequence, entitled You, would possibly simply be worthy of a Sunday night time binge. Penn Badgley performs Joe, a charismatic, well-read, seemingly gentlemanly ebook retailer supervisor who simply so occurs to be harboring some darkish tendencies. When Joe meets the blonde, blue-eyed budding author, Guinevere Beck, searching the fiction cabinets, he’s instantaneously transfixed. John Stamos as Dr. Nicky, Beck’s therapist, and Shay Mitchell as Beck’s greatest buddy, additionally tag alongside for the surprising journey. What transpires is a component love story, half psychological thriller and wholly addictive.

Beck, as she involves be fondly recognized, is performed by the stunning Elizabeth Lail. Based mostly on two novels by creator, Catherine Kepnes, You is a darkish and scrumptious story of need instructed by the enchanting, if not disturbed, perspective of Joe. Our protagonist turns into maddeningly obsessive about the elusive and marvellously millennial Beck. Utilizing all of the real-world platforms and gadgets he has at his disposal, Joe feeds his obsession and masterfully inserts himself into Beck’s life.

As unusual because it sounds, Badgley’s straightforward likability and brooding brown eyes current viewers with an ethical query: Is it flawed to root for the dangerous man? Joe’s ever-present voiceover reveals his motives and surprisingly delicate insights. The character bares a resemblance to a different lovable stalker-type who as soon as graced the small display, Dan Humphrey. Badgley himself was keenly conscious of the similarity, sharing, “[Joe] finally ends up being a meta-progression of Dan Humphrey that makes me wildly uncomfortable, but additionally, proper at residence.” You is at the moment obtainable on Netflix.

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