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5/5 Stars

The Netflix original series “You” is nothing short of a twisted and suspenseful treat for those who prefer to be on the edge of their seats. This psychological thriller is currently made up of three seasons, but the puzzling ending to season three has people itching for the fourth season, which will hopefully be released soon.

The most recent seasons star Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg and Victoria Pedretti as Love Quinn, Joe Goldberg’s love interest and later his wife. The dynamic between Goldberg and Quinn is an unbalanced combination of passion, infatuation, love and hate, which all seems to boil down to one thing: together, they are dangerous.

Notable actors who also appear in the series include Elizabeth Lail as Guinevere Beck, Shay Mitchell as Peach Salinger and Tati Gabrielle as Marienne Bellamy.

The series centers around Goldberg, a young man who has a love for books and a tendency to fall a bit too hard for the girls that catch his eye. Really though, he is a stalker, and an extremely dangerous one at that. Willing to go to the extreme lengths to get as close to his love interests as he can, Goldberg finds himself breaking into other people’s homes, kidnapping and murdering anyone that stands in his way. 

In the first season, Goldberg obsesses over Beck, a young aspiring writer. In the second season, he becomes infatuated with Quinn, a baker who eventually becomes his wife and proves herself to be just as insane as he is. The third season sees the newly married couple navigate through their violent and dangerous habits as parents in a suburban neighborhood, all while trying to cover up their evergrowing trail of dead bodies and missing people. Eventually, the trail leads somewhere that you wouldn’t expect.

This series shows that Netflix knows exactly how to keep you coming back for more. The series is narrated mostly by Goldberg himself, placing the audience directly inside the mind of the person that you want to hate the most, creating a show that allows for an intense viewing experience.

The setting of “You” has changed every season so far, with the first one being set in New York City, the second one in Los Angeles and the third one in Madre Linda, California. It is presumed that the fourth season will take place in Paris, France. 

“You” is thought-provoking and thrilling. The writers of “You” seem to know how to stay just a half step ahead of you. Close enough to where you think you predicted everything, but far enough ahead to create a twist that you never saw coming.