I Watched The New Netflix Series 'You' And It Is Terrifyingly Real

I Watched The New Netflix Series 'You' And It Is Terrifyingly Real

You think you know someone — until you don't.

96
views

I decided to begin the new series on Netflix, "You," upon seeing good things about it online and seeing familiar faces from "Gossip Girl" and "Pretty Little Liars" — Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell.

I had no idea what this show was going to entail, but I decided to randomly give it a try. Although the show immediately draws you in with its crazy plot, it also shines light on some scary topics when it comes to who you think you know.

The show begins with Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley, spotting this girl walk into his job to whom he was immediately attracted to. He and this girl, Beck, have a small, nice conversation and you can see a clear spark between them. However, it all goes downhill from there.

Joe begins to stalk Beck. He follows her to her apartment and peers through her window constantly. He follows her to parties and to friends' houses. He begins to learn who she is, without really knowing her. He wedges his way into Beck's life by manipulating her and she has no idea. She is under the impression that he is some guy she met at a bookstore and conveniently ran into several other times.

Without spoiling the entire plot of the show, Joe basically shows obsessive and sociopathic tendencies and is a master manipulator. He does horrible things and gets away with it, all while keeping Beck by his side. He lies about who he is constantly and it does not end well for people who try to get in the way of him and Beck. She would never know about the crazy things he does behind her back because he created a seamless lie every single time.

This is a real issue that affects women everywhere. It makes you really think about who you choose to surround yourself with and what you choose to believe. It also shines a light on why women today are so afraid of men in general, and this show only confirms why that fear is extremely valid. You think you know someone — until you don't.

Popular Right Now

The 20 Best Episodes Of Spongebob Squarepants

Did your favorites make the cut?
158089
views

After nearly 20 years on the air, Spongebob Squarepants has become the staple of many childhoods for kids of all ages. Some of the most memorable episodes of this show have made a lasting impact on pop culture and it's own legacy as one of the most popular cartoons of all-time. Here are just 20 of the best Spongebob Squarepants episodes ever released.



20. Survival of the Idiots (Season 3)

Spongebob and Patrick find themselves locked inside Sandy's dome for the winter, leaving them to fend for themselves and find some form of entertainment.



19. Idiot Box (Season 3)

Spongebob buys a television solely for it's box, leaving Squidward to struggle with comprehending the simplicity of living off of imagination for entertainment.



18. Something Smells (Season 2)

Spongebob makes a Sunday Sundae that trashes his breath (and his reputation) across Bikini Bottom.



17. Squilliam Returns (Season 3)

Squidward takes over the Krusty Krab for the night in an attempt to impress high school rival Squilliam Fancyson and his elite group of friends.



16. No Free Rides (Season 2)

Desperate to get Spongebob out of the classroom, Mrs. Puff does whatever it takes to get the sponge his license - even if he doesn't deserve it.



15. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III (Season 2)

Left to housesit for their favorite undersea superheroes, Spongebob and Patrick release one of Bikini Bottom's most notorious villains (Man Ray) in exchange for his promise to be good.



14. Shanghaied (Season 2)

After being taken captive on the Flying Dutchman's ship, Spongebob and Patrick help the phantom scare everyone under the seven seas (sort of.)



13. Frankendoodle (Season 2)

Things get out of hand when a "magic" pencil falls into Spongebob's hands and one of his doodles runs haywire.


12. Graveyard Shift (Season 2)

The night shift gets the better of Spongebob and Squidward when a rogue ghost story haunts their every move throughout the evening.



11. Sailor Mouth (Season 2)

Spongebob and Patrick struggle to clean up their act after learning a dirty word they somehow cannot seem to stop saying, and Mr. Krabs won't have it.


10. The Camping Episode (Season 3)

Squidward tries to prove he's a true outdoorsmen (to no avail) after feeling challenged by Spongebob and Patrick's camp-out just feet from his home.



9. Mid-Life Crustacean (Season 3)

Mr. Krabs joins Spongebob and Patrick on a night of reckless fun in an attempt to get in touch with his inner youth and impress his daughter, Pearl.


8. Krusty Krab Training Video (Season 3)

The inner workings of the Krusty Krab are revealed in this episode dedicated to breaking down all of the hoopla surrounding the restaurant's success and "training" all prospective employees.



7. SB-129 (Season 1)

Squidward journeys through the space-time continuum after finding himself locked in the Krusty Krab freezer for thousands of years, bringing us one of today's most popular memes.


6. Club Spongebob (Season 3)

After launching Spongebob's treehouse into the middle of nowhere, Squidward desperately seeks an escape route while Spongebob and Patrick obey the orders of their master, the Magic Conch Shell.


5. Pizza Delivery (Season 1)

In one of Season 1's most iconic episodes, Spongebob and Squidward trek across the ocean to deliver the Krusty Krab's first ever pizza. Little do they realize they bit off more than they could chew.





4. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV (Season 3)

When Mermaid Man accidentally leaves his belt behind at the Krusty Krab, Spongebob goes on a mission to return it to him, as reluctant as he may be.


3. Rock Bottom (Season 1)

After finding himself stranded in the depths of Rock Bottom, Spongebob struggles to escape the town and it's dark clutches as buses repeatedly elude the sponge.



2. Chocolate with Nuts (Season 3)

In an attempt to live the "fancy life," Spongebob and Patrick travel door to door selling their chocolate in any way possible, encountering some colorful characters along the way.



1. Band Geeks (Season 2)

The Season 2 finale of this classic cartoon brings some of the heartiest laughs and the most memorable jokes in the entire series as Squidward struggles to get his ragtag marching band in shape for the Bubble Bowl.

Cover Image Credit: The Online Entrepreneur

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Honestly, NBC Just Needs To Green Light 'This Is Us' Through 6 Seasons Already–It's The Show America Needs

The Pearsons tell the story that we all need to watch, so let's do ourselves a favor and watch it.

2
views

If you've been living under a rock for the last three years, you've missed out on one of the best storytelling television shows in the history of Television.

"This Is Us" has thoroughly thought through the past, present, and future of the Pearson family before season 1 even started. Isaac Aptaker, the executive producer of the show, has already that the writers planned a six-season arc. It's sad to know that at the end of this season, the story will be halfway over and we may not even see it!


media2.giphy.com

That's right! Not only has NBC not renewed the show for the next 3 seasons, but they also haven't even renewed the show for season 4.

How they haven't done it yet is beyond me because everyone knows that the writers are good for it.

They know the ending of the show and how they're going to get there which is comforting for fans of "How I Met Your Mother" who were sourly disappointed because the writers lost sight of their ending. Pause for a moment of silence for the death of a great show.


media3.giphy.com


Okay, and we're back. Thankfully, the "This is Us" writers have dropped hints for us in every season of what's to come and have even filmed some of the endings. We can trust that their awesome storytelling is leading up to something amazing and worth it.

Mandy Moore not only knows the ending and she let it slip that she has actually filmed episodes from the very last episode of the show.


media2.giphy.com

And while she can't give too much away, we know that she's in the last episode and that's good enough for me.

So how come NBC is holding back when they were so quick to greenlight season 2 and 3 before season 1 even ended?

"This is Us" is the story that America needs! It's a story about family sticking together through the ups and downs, through the trials and triumphs, and through life and death. It breaks our hearts because it hits close to home and becomes a little real in unexpected places.

This isn't another unrealistic reality competition or some unrealistic medical drama that goes on for an insane number of years (still love you, Grey's Anatomy), but it's a show trying to tell a meaningful story for an actual purpose.

media0.giphy.com

It's honestly good television that families haven't seen on their screens in years. Highlighting truths about society that deals with the struggles of addiction, fertility, anxiety, and diversity. Through the Pearsons, we can see our grief, our anger, our healing process, and all these other emotions described in a way we never thought of, but we've definitely felt before. It depicts grief, anger, and healing in ways we can relate to it.

media1.giphy.com

So if the writers plan to keep it going for three more years, let's keep it going for three more years.

Related Content

Facebook Comments