You is an acclaimed show with a huge fan following. Is it worth a watch? Read our review by Purvi to find out!
I binged watched this show once and I would say you should too. Every love sap, hopeless romantic should see this show. I watched this show and paused to take notes.
This show purely portrays the pitfall of Millennial all around the world especially in third world countries like India where social media has made us believe that Mumbai and Delhi are like the next NYC or Cali and hook-ups are NBD which might not be in the moment but down the line you know they are and there are millions of living examples right in front of you.
‘You’ is 500 days of summers gone wrong but only with a low-cost budget as repetitive purchased drone shots of NYC especially Manhattan and Central Park are showed with unknown actors who put an amazing screen timing demonstrating the dichotomy and beguiling love interest or life goals of this current generation.
The best part of this show is the character Beck. She has worst daddy issues, uneducated and all of her friends were keypad warriors and insta-ho’s. She was an aspiring writer too and sucks at that very much. The guy’s life mission was to solve all her problems, her dad didn’t care but the guy did and wanted to fix all the problems for her.
She seeks all the attention and drama, always crying about how bad her life was, how unfair the world is, how she won’t deserve you, how her friends only use her to fill the void, how she is always despair and lonely, how she only loves you till she finds someone better or enticing, how she has a subtle way of showing that she is a gold-digger and likes fancy things but can’t afford them, but she never wants them from you, but in a way she craves you to go out of the way and get her those watches, dresses and expensive getaways, how she is always lying and you have caught her millions of times and she always says sorry and you melt, how she makes you so blind in love that you keep ignoring all the red flags right in front of you, how she makes you believe she isn’t good enough for you and needs space from you.
Joe (the guy) is scary though, I would never want anyone to date such a creepy person like him who can steal your phone and get to know everything you do daily. He peeped into a friends group conversation. Followed Beck’s friend Peach and killed her in the end. He got rid of Benji, locked her in the basement of his bookstore inside a glass cage. I believe the way Mooney (his owner) treated him with all those torturous life lessons and locked him for weeks in the same cage left deep scars on Joe’s upbringing and that’s why he did such things to people.
Now talking about season 2, Joe, who murdered his last love Beck and got away at the end of season 1 runs away from Candace. He moved to L.A. because he hates it there and he doesn’t think Candace will look for him in the palm trees, Instagram posts, and celebrities. He adopts the pseudonym Will, he sees Love, with whom he becomes instantly obsessed and he manipulates his way into her life and here even faster than he did with Beck.
‘You’ smartly uses the city to its advantages, adding a smidgen of celebrity culture critique and subjecting the emo bookworm to hippie retreats with owners of a grocery store even earthier than Whole Food. I would stop here and want you to watch it for yourself.