It's about a really smart bookstore clerk who becomes obsessed with a customer and will do anything to have his happily-ever-after with her. You accompany him and his inner dialogue as drama and suspense (and sometimes witty hilarity) ensues.
An interesting anti-hero that you can't help but root for....yet at the same time totally creeps you out.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Aeteocles,
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It's good. Very well done, a great balancing of emotions. You're rooting for the person you know you shouldn't be, but everyone else is despicable as well, so you do. (the fact that she's adorable doesn't hurt either)
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Thanks to you all here, my wife and I started watching "You" last night. We've made it to episode #4 and are definitely in "Binge" mode! Excellent writing, acting, directing, etc... Highly recommended!
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Very much a woman's movie, all the creative people were women and, despite mostly being viewed through Joe's eyes, it's got that perspective. With that in mind, as I anticipated the final episode, I figured he'd get away with it, (ultra)toxic "masculinity" rulez.
So he did, well, kinda. There was an abundance of suspended disbelief, enough to sink "You" but, despite that, the show still worked. A lot more I could say but I'll leave it at this was fun.
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I’m 4 episodes in. Has a Dexter-ish vibe. Otherwise unremarkable guy sets off some people’s weirdo detectors. Gets into predicaments but manages to extricate himself. The voice in his head provides a running narrative.