YOU – A Netflix Original | Review By Damian Anastasia

YOU

Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Number of Season till date:2
Cast: Penn Badgley,Victoria Pedretti, Ambyr Childers, Elizabeth Lail, John Stamps, Jenna Ortega.

Where do we draw the line for love?
Is there a line one should never cross when matters of the heart are involved? How do we love sanely and yet protectively?
How much power does our childhood and upbringing have on us?

These questions and more are sure to cross your mind once you lay your eyes on this Netflix original series titled- YOU.
The second season had its release date on the 26th December 2019 and has garnered positive reviews ever since.

At first glance at the title, you just know the series is supposed to be about romance,right? No.
It IS about romance but not the NoteBook type, it’s a whole different ball game.

It surrounds the life of Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), a bookstore manager who lives in his books and lacks a social life. He perceives his decisions and actions as full of love and right and noble. He analyzes, predicts, investigates, stalks. He takes measures, and can practically do anything because of YOU. He can be said to be part sociopath and psychopath because deep down, as crazy as his measures are, he actually feels he is a good man.

In the course of his life, he falls in love thrice or so he thought. First was Candice (Ambyr Childers ), then Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and then Love Quinn ( Victoria Pedretti ).
With each lady, the price for love was costly, family, friends and even their lives were at stake,all for love.
The entanglements in between complicated some cases even more. Joe never stopped.
Fate or Karma definitely had it out for Joe and he was blessed or cursed with someone who adored him and could also do anything for him,absolutely anything at all.
Whether in New York or Los Angeles,Joe Goldberg never fails to make sacrifices.

With two seasons out, and a rumoured third season, this is definitely a must see. It touches on upbringing and its effect on how we turn out, as we glimpse into the childhood of Joe
There are lines that should never be crossed in the course of love. No matter how just we think it is or how our minds twist it morally. some lines should not be crossed. Ever!.

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This review was written by Damian Anasatasia

You can follow her on her twitter handle @anasmelda

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