You season 2 review

Netflix is giving You fans a late Christmas gift next week with a fresh new season.

 

When we last saw Joe (Penn Badgley), his heart was tragically broken by his own actions and his past has caught yp with him in the form of long-lost ex-girlfriend Candace (Ambyr Childers), when she walked into his workplace. And while her motive for reconnecting with Joe is unfinished business, I’ll let you discover the true reason.

Having spent the first season in New York, Joe now finds himself in Los Angeles, a city he hates. While looking for a job, he meets aspiring chef Love Quinn (Victoria Pedrett), who doesn’t like social media, which is unfortunate for our resident stalker Joe. As much as Joe, now going by the name Will, tries to resist Love, both figuratively and literally, is history about to repeat itself? Or will this time be the real deal? Joe is crazy enough to risk finding out.

Moving into an apartment complex, Joe befriends his neighbours Delilah Alves (Carmela Zumbado), a natural investigative reporter who won’t let a story go, and her sister Ellie (Jenna Ortega), a teenager who grew up fast in the city and finds herself being protected by Joe. He also spends a lot of time with Love’s brother Forty Quinn (James Scully) who is brash, confident and a charming bully with a few surprises.

Finally, rounding out the characters we meet this season we have Henderson (Chris D’Elia) a famous comedian who plays a bigger role in this season than expected.

You is obviously best experienced with little to no information, so this review has had to be a bit light on plot explanation. However, trust me when I say it’s worth the watch.

This season’s cast is a divine bunch, but it’s Penn and Victoria who steal the show here. Throwing in Gothams Robin Lord Taylor in a secret role brings the already mentioned cast to another level.

Throughout the 10 episodes (four of which were watch prior to writing this review), the writers manage to offer a second season of mystery, intrigue and creepy plots that stand up to its predecessor. And if you really can’t wait to find out what happens, you can always pick up Caroline Kepnes’ Hidden Bodies, which this season is based on.

Will Joe find happiness or will his past finally catch up and destroy him? Find out Boxing Day when You once again get drawn into and hooked on this story.

 

3 Stars

YOU returns to Netflix on Thursday  December 26.