‘You’ Season 2 review
By Tania Arora, Staff Writer
This is the creepiest romantic show featured on Netflix. Even if the light-hearted haven’t watched it, I am sure they know about it. Created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, the show will surely send chills down your spine. It features Penn Badgley as the male protagonist, Victoria Pedretti as the female lead in season two and Elizabeth Lail in season one. There are no second thoughts about the brilliant performance of all the actors who are a part of the show, starting with Ambyr Childers, the crazy ex to Jenna Ortega, the kid who was almost 16.
Season two was incredibly anticipated by fans. Male protagonist Joe, now called Will, moves to Los Angeles after the demise of (or having murdered) his girlfriend Beck. His longing for love leads him to Love (Victoria Pedretti), a girl who owned a store along with her twin brother played by James Scully.
Will has both sides to him, the good one who would kill to protect someone, and the bad one who would wipe anyone out who even considered getting in his way to Love. The season features more disturbing flashbacks to Joe’s (“Will’s”) childhood while explaining why he is broken in the way he is.
The first season showcased several murders by the male lead himself but in season two, the tables turned. Yes, it’s supremely more fucked up this time. It began by him setting free the person he stole the name from, trusting them and letting them live their life. He had a soft spot for the teenage girl in his neighbourhood who was on a path to destruction. He went above and beyond to save her, as usual. While Will was trying to protect this neighbour Delilah, she was found murdered. And the culprit wasn’t him this time.
Love was more passionate than Will and even she crossed some unbelievable boundaries for the sake of the relationship. Although season two wasn’t at par with the previous one, the twist in the plot saved the show. The climax was totally unexpected. However, just when you see things wrapping up nicely as happy endings do, Will is onto the next venture. Will speaks of his own destiny and hints at what he will potentially be looking for in the future, enticing watchers to be excited for the next season.
I lost my appetite for the whole week after I watched this show and had to ask my friend to drop me off at home every night. It is scary and could be a reality, so it terrifies. So, hold your pants tight and lock your doors before you press play!