Netflix series review: ‘You’

Nadia Sumlar

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The Netflix series “You” has definitely turned my head on multiple occasions. I think that if there is a man within 10 feet of me who has on a baseball cap and is on the phone, he is my stalker. 

“You” is about a man named Joe who gets heavily invested in the lives of everyone associated with his obsession, which in season one is Beck and in season two is Love. He goes to extreme measures such as standing outside of her house, stealing her belongings, hacking her computer, and worse. However, is Joe really bad?

I like to look at Joe as a protective stalker. Someone who is just so deliriously in love that he believes what he is doing is just simply looking out for her. Making sure that she is safe. Safe from anyone who does not treat her the way she deserves to be treated. And when someone like that comes into his loved one’s life, Joe will do all he can to protect her. He will protect her from the actual malicious stalkers who really just want her all to themselves. See, not so bad, right? His heart is in the right place, but we just have to work on not being in her shower just to watch her sleep. 

“You” was a series that I was a little skeptical about when I watched the trailers for it. I thought it was just going to be another corny show about stalkers. However, I really found myself invested in this show. I found myself always rooting for Joe to get his girl. As for the things he has done, like I said we will have to work on that. 

What I like most about this show is that it makes you have this feeling inside that you could now become a stalker. However, you have to be insanely intelligent and manipulative to do so. Joe is incredibly smart, and he is teaching us the ways on how to properly stalk someone without getting caught or to outsmart someone. It sounds weird, I know, but I feel like I could learn a lot from Joe.

I really do recommend this series. It’s one that can be binged in a weekend. Season 3 is up and coming in 2021.