Netflix's new thriller series is getting compared to Gone Girl and American Psycho
The early reviews have got us very excited
A young bookstore manager named Joe (played by Gossip Girl and Easy A's Penn Badgley) falls in love with a customer named Beck (played by relative newbie Elizabeth Lail).
It seems like a cute enough set-up, except that Joe quickly becomes a little too obsessed with Beck, mostly without her knowledge, and goes about to attempt to improve her life in every way he sees fit... by whatever means necessary.
That is the set-up for You, a dark psychological thriller about a stalker and his victim, and it has proved to be so much of an instant hit that a second season has already been issued.
Before then, critics in the States got their eyes on the show early, and the reviews have been fantastic:
"Creepy, addictive and full of dry humor about social media, millennials, and dating in the age of Tinder." - Los Angeles Times
"Invoking the best qualities of David Fincher’s Gone Girl and Mary Harron’s adaptation of American Psycho. [...] While we’re thoroughly embedded in Joe’s point of view from the beginning, the writing and Badgley’s performance do just enough to ensure that it’s not a comfortable experience, even as we get to know him more and more." - Indiewire
"Scary and soapy and funny and tense, YOU is a lot like social media itself: perhaps not the most edifying way to spend your time, but very, very hard to quit." - Entertainment Weekly
"You is a vicious thrill; smart and mean in all the right ways, with a devilish sensibility and a clever, inviting pessimism, like the friend who wants you to sit in the back with her and make jokes." - The New York Times
While there is no set release date yet for the show on Netflix, it debuted on US TV on Sunday 9 September.
If we were to venture a guess, we would say that the entire series will pop up on the streaming service pretty soon after it has finished its entire run on TV, which would make it available on Netflix in mid-November.
Check out the trailer below:
Clip via Netflix