You is another new Netflix series that people are raving about. And since it tackles about stalking through social media, I became curious. Besides, the lead guy is a familiar face (he was part of the “Gossip Girl” series).
You is about a bookstore manager who fell in love with an aspiring writer. He uses social media to stalk the lady and did everything he could to be close to her (including taking care of people who he considered obstacles to their budding relationship).
Penn Badgley is a revelation here! It’s seems like You is made for him. He fits perfectly into the role and despite being the antagonist, somehow I can’t seem to hate him. I didn’t like him in Gossip Girl but I loved him in You!!! Shay Mitchell is also a joy to watch. I almost didn’t want to continue watching You when we lost her character. Stamos was a great addition and he was actually the main reason why I was able to finish season one of You. 😛
It’s a bit hard to root for the female lead character as she’s not likable at all! She was not a good girl, a narcissist and she was flirty 90% of the time. So I somehow felt she deserved the treatment, haha! I was sympathetic on the other characters such as Benji, Peach and Rachel. You is a dark series but it’s a nice show to watch due to its take on social media. The way they’ve shown how we can be tracked by stalking our social media pages alone gave me the creeps. I immediately put my Twitter page to private (just after watching the first episode)!
The main lesson for me is to have a limit as to what we share on social media. My Twitter and Facebook are now private (I have to figure out how to put my Instagram on private, hehe!). It can be used by bad people to spy on our lives. Social media is a powerful tool. It can be used both for good and bad. The main key thing here is to be careful. Security is an important thing and I’m just glad I’m in an Apple ecosystem (because guess what, Apple cares about security).
I will watch out for season 2 of You. I heard the setting will be in Los Angeles and there will be another female character to watch out for.
My Rating for You: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (3 out of 5 stars).