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YOU: Season 2 [Review]

Updated: May 26, 2020

Series: YOU - Season 2

Starring: Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Ambyr Childers, Jenna Ortega, James Scully, Carmela Zambado, Robin Lord Taylor, Danny Vasquez

Streaming: Netflix

Review By: Klep Napier

Rating: 4X’s out of 5X’s

Joe Goldberg is no more ladies. Meet Will Bettelheim, well, for now anyway. In the second season of Netflix’s psychological romantic thriller “YOU”, we follow Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) once again, in a new city, with a new identity, while he stalks a new girl Love Quin (Victoria Pedretti). However this time Joe wants to try things differently. Attempting to learn from previous mistakes he’s made during his past relationships, Joe struggles with avoiding any new love interest while being pursued by an attractive co-worker who couldn’t be anymore perfect for him. All he wants is to keep her safe from his terrifying truth, and he’s willing to KILL to keep her out of harms way of his past.

“YOU” returns with a kick and holds no punches. Where it wins, although it’s a fresh start for our main character, YOU continues to bring the twist, cliffhangers and witt that pulled us in during the first season. It’s still so smart! Badgley has also harnessed his inner creep to perfection and with a bit of charm. You cannot help but to root for this guy even after he’s just turned someone into a corpse. Maybe there’s just something internal about us all which relates to Joe’s crazy. Or maybe we’re all just a little bit crazy. Outside of it's main characters you have to applaud the writing team who keep us weaving in and out of the dialogue and narration so effortlessly. Bravo!

No losses to be reported on this one folks, “YOU” season two is air tight. What you’ll get is a brand new set up with fresh characters a dash of origin story that ends with a great send off to what we hope will be the season 3 plot. We highly recommend this psychological thriller of a ride through the mind of a sociopathic psychopath who’s sole objective in this world is to love and be loved, by any means necessary.


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