January 23, 2020 in News & Opinions
Okay I’m just going to put it out there.
Women are weird.
We are, women including myself at some point in their lives will fall in love/lust with a bad boy.
And Joe Goldberg is no different.
Having binge watched the first series in quick succession and knowing full well what an absolute psychopath he truly is, I couldn’t help but fall in love all over again watching Season 2.
Like, am I okay?
That’s weird right?
If you haven’t seen either of the seasons, then get your bum on the sofa right now and switch Netfix on (and come back and read this post later)
Just a quick fill in from season 1, Joe was obsessed with Beck, yet us viewers were indeed obsessed with Joe.
Not only is Penn Badgeley a fantastic actor, the storyline itself draws you in almost straight away and you fall down some weird psychosexual rabbit hole.
Season 2 did not disappoint.
Picking up from where season 1 left off Joe is now known as Will and exchanges the background from New York to LA.
He also finds a new obsession in Love (that’s her actual name) played by the equally fantastic actor Victoria Pedretti.
Has Joe finally met his match in Love?
Quite frankly yes. She is both compelling and intoxicating.
The main premise of the series is Joe running from his past yet somehow every step of the way it catches up with him in some way. Can he drop the Joe from his past and truly become Will of the future?
Without giving too much away, no.
Joe quickly realizes that sweet Love is anything but, she is an entirely different kind of woman.
Love truly forces Joe to up his game challenging him every step of the way.
Adding new characters into the mix in the characters of Forty and Delilah truly keep this series as good if not better than the first. Granted it feels a slower season, but by episode 5/6 you will be truly hooked once again. With many ups and downs as well as a lot of twists and turns I for one did not guess how it would end.
Enough cant be said for Penn Badgley’s portrayal of Joe, I for one missed the whole gossip girl years and this is the first thing I have ever seen him in and I think he pulls off an extraordinary performance as Joe.
This series remains compulsive viewing right until the end with some seductive thrills and dark humour.
That toxic allure of the bad boy is never more apparent than in You Season Two.
Let me know what you guys thought? xx