You: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

You pairs thrilling drama with trashy fun to create an addictive social media horror story that works its way under the skin -- and stays there



Critic Ratings: 56


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1444
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Air date: Sep 9, 2018
Air date: Sep 16, 2018
Air date: Sep 23, 2018
Air date: Sep 30, 2018
Air date: Oct 7, 2018
Air date: Oct 15, 2018
Air date: Oct 21, 2018
Air date: Oct 28, 2018
Air date: Nov 4, 2018
Air date: Nov 11, 2018

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Bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) meets graduate student and aspiring writer Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) at his bookstore and falls in love at first sight. Joe becomes obsessed with Guinevere and stops at nothing in getting rid of the obstacles that keep her from loving him. Season 1 of "You" also stars Shay Mitchell as Peach Salinger, Lou Taylor Pucci as Benji, Luca Padovan as Paco, Victoria Cartagena as Claudia, Daniel Cosgrove as Ron, Zach Cherry as Ethan, and John Stamos as Dr. Nicky.

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Critic Reviews for You Season 1

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (15)

Its sparklingly cruel sense of humour is what makes it compulsively watchable -- through Joe's sardonic narration, the show displays a rare eagerness to ridicule its own characters.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Creepy, yes? You will scare plenty of viewers into changing their online passwords.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It speaks to the thing that's all too true in life: the hero of a story might, from a different perspective, really be a villain.

Sep 7, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

You's hook is interesting, but it falls apart at times. [Full review in Spanish]

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A very addictive thriller that will undoubtedly give us a sinister view of these parties and, at the same time, makes us question whether we have ever been Joe. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 3, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The modern version of a Hitchcock character is enough to pull us slowly into a tornado of lies and deceipt. [Full review in Spanish]

Feb 26, 2019 | Full Review…

It is pulpy and trashy enough to make it easy to watch despite some eye-rolling plot developments, but with just enough satire - about social media and modern romance - to prod the binge viewers into some reflection.

Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The show is both unsettlingly creepy and riveting television.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

You is very, very good. It's been called "bonkers" but you can take that in a good way.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

I was not prepared for how funny it was.

Jan 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for You: Season 1

  • 12h ago
    Great story and characters and like that city look. Easily draws viewer in. Almost disturbingly realistic and believable. Could easily be based on so many true events
  • 4d ago
    This show is so intriguing.. I've watched it twice, and on the first go it gave me the creeps, made knots in my stomach, gave me such horrible anxiety that I had to watch it over like 3 weeks.. but on the second go I found Joe to be creepy but in a hot way. I guess it depends where you are in your head.
  • Aug 08, 2019
    It's really interesting developing a character who you learn so much about yet is ironically the villain. It's cool seeing into the mind of people like this whilst seeing what they can do. The one thing that really put a bad taste in my mouth and lost it's good rating is the fact that (SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER) He killed Beck. I was hoping she would be a remaining character. Perhaps that Joe faced prison time and weaseled out of it whilst Beck attempts to live a normal life digging into his past out of curiosity. Joe escapes and continues to stalk her perhaps and she goes paranoid. Idk I feel like it would've been better not killing off one of the main characters like that.
  • Jul 24, 2019
    I don't know how a lot of netflix series there's no logic to it. For example, you're filhty rich and no one around in your mansion. It's 2019, please add logic next time.
  • Jul 19, 2019
    the new twisted "gossip boy" super hyper mega cool idea!
  • Jul 11, 2019
    "You" is a work of art, Penn Badgley's portrayl of Joe Goldberg is as terrifying as it is Captivating. The reflection of Joe's Character through Penn's very talented acting made for a series that was highly addictive. Placed together with Elizabeth Lail, the two complimented each other in a way that made the narrative not only relatable, but I looked forward to seeing them on screen together. There affection was believable. Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble really achieved a milestone by adapting the 2014 Novel by Caroline Kepnes, it was mastered beautifully. Thank you. 5***** effortlessly.
  • Jun 16, 2019
    the last episode really lost me. after everything is confirmed, the show still narrating from Joe's point of view is unsettling. think about what Beck is going through and how horrifying that is, yet all the show wants to do is humanize Joe. Or they recognize what Joe really is but proceed to telling his story anyway, because the world needs more psycho monster lovers. Congratulations white straight male actors, Netflix just created a brand new category for you to play.
  • Jun 12, 2019
    Can't get the appeal of this show
  • Jun 01, 2019
    I'm glad I am strict about not watching something before reading the book, because, per usual, the book is so much better. The adaptation adds quite a bit that I found distracting from the core story and also not consistent with the character. Elizabeth Lail's Beck is more likeable than the written one, but what I found most interesting about the book is what happens when there aren't clear protagonists. You does get a lot right and is very bingeable on its own merit. Penn Badgley is a convincing charming psychopath but Santino Fontana, the You and Hidden Bodies audiobook narrator, will always be Joe Goldberg to me. The adaptation is so different that it does spark some curiosity for what will happen in season 2, even though I've read the sequel, Hidden Bodies.
  • May 29, 2019
    spoilers!! (Sorry, not sorry) Where do I start?? This is absolute shit. I've never seen a show with so many bullshit clichés than this. The characters are so set up and made to revolve around Joe. Joe, to be honest, is an actual piece of shit. They give him such an unlikeable god complex. Not to mention the shit he gets away with. Beck was made waaaaay too oblivious of everything, and it gets annoying as fuck. Why don't we recall everything Joe gets away with?? Super unrealistic. Yes, I know that shows aren't always gonna be hella real but he killed two people! This takes place in New York! A heavily populated place! He would've been caught by now. If you're reading this: please save yourself from this shit. It feels like it was written by a 12 year old on wattpad. This is all I can take writing.

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