By: M. Dutra
Release date: September 9th, 2018
Main cast: Elizabeth Lail, Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell
Genre: Psychological thriller, crime fiction
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 10
Rotten tomatoes rating: 93%
Netflix’s newest thriller, You, follows the story of a bookstore manager, also known as Joe, and his obsession with Beck, a young writer. As soon as they meet, Joe instantly is infatuated by Beck and he commits to doing everything it takes to be able to be with her, literally everything. On the first few episodes, Joe claims he is in love with Beck and follows her every move, but as the story goes on we can see that his love is not as romantic as it looks - it is actually something much more dangerous and thrilling than we thought it could be.
The series is full of action, drama and suspense; You most likely won’t find yourself bored with the show, actually, you will probably find yourself finishing the show’s first season overnight, just like I did, because all the episodes end with cliffhangers that will make you feel desperate to know what happens next! The episodes will leave you shaken, and the ending is extremely unexpected.
Not only is the show very entertaining, but it also raises awareness about how the people we meet might not be who we think they are and how we might not know their true intentions, so we must always be careful. Furthermore, You depicts how easy it is to find out someone’s personal information through social media, which teaches us to be more alert regarding to what we choose to share online.
You is rated PG-16, but I would personally recommend it to younger audiences (PG-14, for example). It is relatively violent; don’t expect many lighthearted moments and a happy ending because you will most likely be disappointed. Personally, I genuinely enjoyed You, and I was left mind blown by the ending. I am really looking forward to the next season!