“In the name of love, they will concur the mountains and slay the world.”
YOU, the psychotic thriller series is coming out as a bomb on Netflix as it captivates the heart and the brain of the viewer. Gone are the days when the protagonist was a saint at heart and a glorified soul helping and falling in love with the world. To be named, he did fell in love we call demonic obsession.
YOU is an exceptional psychotic thriller series that displays what runs inside a psychopath’s mind. Peeking into the mind of a psychopath, you are enrolling yourself for a roller coaster ride that is filled with terror, mental strains, empathy, dark comedy, filth, and esthetics of a serial killer. The series revolves around Joe Goldberg, a bookshop manager who is charming, poised, literary, and extravagantly dangerous.
The series starts with dark comedy and little sprays of Rom-Com, which later turns out into a horrifying tale of a serial killer who piles up bodies in the name of love. Guinevere Beck, a student who is scuffling to become an author has an impeccable love for books that drags her to Joe’s bookshop and makes obsessed with her in an instance.
In the run of becoming the perfect boyfriend, he stalks her to the rim of her life and makes acquaintances with every bit of her, before even letting her know of his existence.
Once the two are together, Beck who is filled with rotting emotions cavils about the fictitious problems her life has and demands to be in her own space. Joe on the other side starts seeing the ugly side of the woman he was terribly in love with and lets her go.
The break does not last long because Beck is obnoxiously jealous so he runs back to Joe only to end up dead. Her mistakenly finding out the squalid, deepest and the darkest secrets of the murders and sins Joe had committed sends her into a cage where time stands still. She is imprisoned for days in the name of love and her protection. In the end, the monster in Joe awakens and kills her when she makes an attempt to rescue herself.
Fast forward to the second season:
Looking for a fresh start, the charming psychopath changes his identity and moves to LA. Joe is now Will, a good ethical man, who is running away from Love only to end up with her. The second season of the show is phenomenally engaging and is cooked with a dose of empathy for helpless Will as he obsesses over a new woman named Love Quinn who is a college in the gourmet market he works in.
While Will tries to keep it breezy, the killer inside him is inevitable and gets back onto his sinful persona of slaying humans. He continues to shed blood and piling up bodies like clothes. While he is forced by the situations, the helpless little psychopath will fill your heart with empathy and pity for him.
The season throws light into the past where little Joe was carved with the belief that it was ok to kill if it is for love. The child that was submerged in issues with his parents and starved for love, care and family is the reason that altered him into a bloodthirsty hound.
The protagonist who is also the narrator of the series will take you to a few ends where you will find yourself in a turmoil of dilemma as his sins would appear sanguine to you. The serial killer won’t be a serial killer anymore but a man who is running in a never-ending race where he is the justice maker and the castigator.
The table turns around when he gets the absurdly bitter taste of his own medicine as he is thrown into a dimension where he finds himself guilty of killing a friend he had kept hostage but wanted to get free. He finds his hand soaked in blood, literally, but had no memory of the preposterous mistake.
It is then he finds out that he is not the murder, but it is Love Quinn who killed the hostage to keep her boyfriend safe and with her. Yes, they were the thread of the same cloth and she termed them, Soul Mates. Petrified and astound by the truth, Will is sent into a hole of catharsis. He wishes to run away, he wishes to kill but is trapped just like he trapped Beck.
Already growing to hate Love, he had made his mind to rip her body in pieces and right then she announces she is pregnant and again with a jolt from the past, Will is taken aback. From all the hazardous and terrifying memories he had from his childhood was not something he wanted to pass onto his daughter and that is when Will, who is still scared to his bits of Love tries to accept her in the never-ending loop of their love for darkness.
But this is not the end of the story, there is so much more darkness left.
The article is written by – Ayushi Somani