To catch up on what happened in YOU season 1, read my season 1 review here
So I just finished season two in two days. Let me just say that it is very much worth the watch. Season two gets better and shines more light into Joe’s childhood. Things make more sense but let me tell you that this show definitely is not a light hearted show. It’s dark in an alluring way.
The story is so good.
The lead character, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), walks you through everything he’s thinking while the show goes on, which lets you know how much of a psychopath he is.
He does seem to have a soft spot for children, whom he cares for and tries to protect, as he needed to be as a child.
Every episode leaves you on the edge of wanting to know what happens next and hardly ever you will find yourself scrolling your cellphone from boredom.
After his pre-Beck ex Candace (Ambyr Childers) turns up, very much alive and aware of his crimes, Joe flees to Los Angeles; the perfect hiding spot because it’s the last place he wants to be. There, Joe gets a new name (Will), a new life (ok, he’s still a bookstore employee, but now it’s at a hippie chic LA health store called Anavrin, aka Nirvana spelled backwards), and, of course, a new obsession.
There he meet Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti) and falls into the same pattern he did with Beck but this time Joe thinks it will be different and he will be a better man so the bad things he does for her can be excused because she makes him want to do “good”.
No matter how far he moves, nor how fast he moves on to a new woman, Joe cannot escape the violent deeds of his past. Joe is unable to run away from his crimes against Beck just as he was unable to escape what he did to Candace.
Love Quinn is just as willing to kill for love as Joe, in fact, recognizing their kindred darkness is what drew her to him.
She’s spent the season manipulating events and playing him as much as he has her.
The season ends with them together, and Joe trapped in an even worse hell with Love being pregnant and willing to do anything for their relationship even like murdering someone to save their relationship.
The twist at the ending shocked me. I was not ready for what happened but in a good way. I was also sad to find out about some way things ended for some characters and their deaths but love the way how things turned out. Love is possibly even more unhinged than Joe, and unlike him, she’s actually a methodical and competent killer who knows exactly how to take down her prey.
Season 2 had some amazing character development and completely unbelievable, as well unexpected twists. The series serves as a highly binge-able, very modern thriller.
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