You (Season 2)

“See you soon…neighbour”

  • Title: You (Season 2)
  • Directors: David Lanzenberg & Lee Toland Krieger
  • Release date: 26th December 2019

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Following on from season 1, which took social media by storm leaving an abundance of memes in its wake, You season 2 has left us with even more! Released on Boxing Day, it was the perfect excuse to binge-watch Netflix throughout the Christmas period (thank you Netflix). The season was filled with lies, deceit and gory violence. The 3 main ingredients needed when making a top-quality TV show! Although unfathomable in its storyline (similar to season 1 in that sense), the psychological thriller has the ability to draw you into the TV screen for hours at a time; on edge as to what Joe is going to do next and for that I applaud the series.

In the wake of Guinevere Beck’s death, we watch as Joe flees the memory-stricken city of New York, heading to Los Angeles in pursuit of a fresh start. Of course, in typical Joe fashion, he manages to fall in love with a beautiful woman and gets her to fall head over heels in love with him…again. Victoria Pedretti, also known for her performance as Nell Craine in the Netflix original series The Haunting of Hill House (coming back to our screens this year), plays Love Quinn, Joe’s girlfriend in the series. In You, we are shown a completely different side of her. From playing the fragile and suffering young woman in The Haunting of Hill House, Victoria transforms as she embodies the strong yet sinister character of Love in season 2 of You.

Simultaneously, we watch as Penn Badgley continues to do justice to Joe’s character with his signature smile and cheeky wit helping him to keep his many lies a secret. Throughout the series, Joe attempts to do everything humanly possible to keep his new relationship blossoming. Again this becomes somewhat of a difficult task for him as the multiple storylines unfolding on screen all seem to affect his relationship in one way or another, resulting in some extremely gory violence (viewers discretion is advised). But, by the end of the season, we are presented with a huge plot twist that makes the wait for season 3 even more excruciating.

Overall, I would say that You season 2 is worth the watch. As it is quite eccentric in its plot, I can understand why the show may not be for everyone. However, I do have to admit that once invested in the storyline, it does not fail to hook in its audience members. I would say if you are a sucker for a psychological thriller, then You is definitely a show to add to your watchlist.

Side note: How the HELL did Joe get that damn glass box from New York to Los Angeles! If anyone’s knows any further details, please feel free to enlighten me!

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