Just a note of caution, this review will likely hold spoilers from season one of You as the context is needed in order to explain and review season two.
For all those who loved season one of the Netflix special You, then you would love season two even more. The twists and turns will leave you shocked, from Joe’s new identity and connections to Dr Nicky’s new personality each episode does not fail to surprise you.
This season follows Joe now Will as he tries to move on with his life after New York and Beck along with running away from his ex flame Candice. The season starts off with Joe trying to confront his demons and trying to stay under the radar. However, this does not workout the way that he wanted it to. His protective instincts are triggered by his young neighbour who seems in constant need for attention and to be saved from herself. Joe also ends up in a situation where he is infatuated by a girl that he met called Love. Yet there is a twist in this relationship. All of this and the way that the episodes plays out draws the viewer in and you try to workout Love and her experiences. It also gives a new appreciation on the mask that overly confident and out there people have, through the character of Forty. Within the first three episodes it already sets the tone for the rest of the season and it lets you know that it is going to be an emotional journey and it has a deeper tone to it than the first season.
As the season goes on it becomes clear that the season will cover some darker topics. It also allows you to see an insight into Joe and what further made him the way he is. Some shows halfway through lose their magic however, You is definitely not one of them. It always keeps you guessing and wondering how it will all pan out which is a mark of a good thriller and series. It also maintains the same amount of gore that the first season does but as the story is a lot more deeper it has a more magnetic feel and you have to keep watching episode after episode. Just as you think things are starting to get better for Joe, Candice puts a spanner in the works, which again leaves you on the edge of your seat the only thing that might put people off is that the story line jumps around a lot but it is this that adds to the intensity to the plot line and it all come full circle again.
The plot thickens as Forty learns about Joe’s past and decides to make use of Beck’s story. It is through this that another character from season one Dr Nicky comes back. John Stamos’ portrayal of Dr Nicky really adds to the story line. The changes to this character during his prison term is in its self will surprise you. Yet it is Love that brings about the most surprise towards the end of the season. Even though half of you is wanting it to end in a different way, the way it does end is truly exciting and it makes you feel like Joe has now truly met his match and you look forward to the next season and wishing that there were more episodes.
Even though some parts of You will leave you feeling that it is a bit graphic and unusual yet it is these and the story line that really helps it all come alive and if you love a good story then this is the series for you. They announced last week that You has been renewed for a third season and I for one is looking forward to it.