It’s a normal day at work or school, until someone catches your eye. After a quick meeting in a bookstore, you’re instantly infatuated with them. However, it quickly turns into an unhealthy obsession.
“You,” a psychological thriller based on 2014 book series by Caroline Kepnes, recently made the leap from Lifetime to Netflix. About 650,000 viewers tuned in to each episode on Lifetime, according to Nielsen Reports, while more than 40 million households have watched on Netflix in just four weeks.
This show is about a young man named Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley. Badgley is most known for his role as Dan Humphrey in “Gossip Girl.” Joe is a brilliant bookkeeper who manages a bookstore. One day he takes a keen interest in a young woman named Guinevere Beck, played by Elizabeth Lail.
Lail, an up-and-coming actress, might be best known for her role in “Once Upon a Time.” Beck is an aspiring young writer trying to make a living for herself in the big city. Joe takes an interest in Beck by paying close attention to the details of what she does — and in the modern age, when you meet someone new, you look them up on social media.
How far is too far when it comes to looking up someone’s personal information? Seeing who their friends are on the internet is one thing, but going to greater lengths, including learning their schedule and finding out every detail and aspect of their life, proves some people will do anything for the one they love. Sometimes, as with Beck and Joe, the love is mutual.
Viewers will be on the edge of their seats as the acting is amazing. If darkness and suspense are your thing, you won’t want to miss what happens next.