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Did ‘You’ Season 2 Live Up to the Hype?

Did ‘You’ Season 2 Live Up to the Hype?

Did "You" Season 2 Live Up to the Hype?
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“You” took binge watchers by storm in 2018 by following Joe on his quest for Beck. But Joe was not like the other guys and turns out to be a serial killer. The end of season 1 ends on a cliffhanger with Joe’s old girlfriend Candace makes a return, despite the fact that he “killed” her.

Season 2 comes with all it’s twists. It’s not a rehashing of season 1 or follows the same vein. We are lead to believe that Joe (Penn Badgley) is trying to change. But then we see him fall for Love. This season wrestles with the idea that Joe, who took over the identity of Will, is trying to be better but justifies his bad actions. You see a tender Joe who cares for his friends but also know his bad tendencies shine through in the actions he carries out.

This season introduces a new cast of eccentric characters which pairs perfectly against the backdrop of Los Angeles. Love and Forty are siblings and the main people Joe/Will relate to. But we are also introduced to Delilah and Ellie, who become genuine friends. Each character helps unravel a different layer of Joe.

We see a lot more backstory but also develops the current insane story. The twist is not one many saw coming and now Joe is stuck with Love. However, the end leaves him spotting another “you” which means we will see Joe in the future.

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This season was a solid, binge-worthy season but it can be a much slower pace than season 1. This means if there is a season 3, it needs to be packed with punches and consequences.

“You” season 2 is currently available on Netflix.

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