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: 58


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User Ratings: 1873

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Air date: Sep 9, 2018
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Tv Season Info

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

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The lit-world setting makes the story actually funny, and the satire deeply savage.

Jan 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Addictive yes, but it definitely comes from the type of trashy thriller you would consume in one day by a pool somewhere.

Jan 2, 2020 | 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…

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

May 14, 2019 | 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…

I was not prepared for how funny it was.

Jan 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for You: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    La primera temporada es excelente.
  • 4d ago
    I really enjoyed this. I'm not going to criticize any technical points, because it was really crafted well. However, I will criticize how I felt about the characters. While it is universally accepted that Joe is a homicidal psychopath... Beck wasn't a good person here. I don't put any character on the same level of evil as Joe, but I didn't feel anything for the people he killed. They were all unsympathetic. Maybe that was the intent...
  • Jun 29, 2020
    Very predictable and childish attempt at being even remotely interesting. Absolute trash. I regret finishing a whole season, had to force myself to.
  • Jun 12, 2020
    You is an absolute must-watch piece of television. It's riveting, creepy, thought-provoking, and surprisingly humorous. The bulk of each episode consists of dialogue that deepens each character all the bit more while an underlying tension keeps things intense throughout. Sprinkled here and there are moments of satirical humor that serve to expose the flaws in each character, making them all the more complex. In the last ten-or-so minutes of each installment, the tension builds to an exhilarating extent, and new questions and narratives are brought into the spotlight, making you unable to end there. By the end of the season, you're left thinking about humanity.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    A creepy character. Joe is a stalker, but the show still managed to make us believe he did everything for Beth. He killed people and we still wanted HIM to succeed. That is remarkable. The rest was fine. The plot is simple. Some side characters are very annoying. Some scenes are very convenient. These are the problems holding it back from being better.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    It's a great show by Berlanti, he may not be looking at his own network's shows but boy he is getting it good on someone else's. You was always gonna go to the place it was not supposed to , atleast not from how it was going but it was a topic and a genre that end in such THINGS and such things break ur hearts. Goodbye Beck! Hope Mooney's was worth it.
  • May 24, 2020
    relied on beck being absolutely clueless to an unbelievable extent. full of plot holes especially the lack of investigation on behalf of the police. some good aspects but undeveloped charters and a predictable story line. better things to watch
  • May 20, 2020
    I enjoyed this. The constant narration threw me off at first but within the first episode I realise that it's a massive component about what makes this show work. Always being in Joe's head is almost like reading a 1st person narrative book which I thought was really cool since Joe's other obsession is books. Plot was cool. I felt a but of a dip between eps. I also felt like the final climax hit just below the level of the ep 6 climax. Overall I think this was a well done series. Much more enjoyable than I expected and not as dark as you would think being in the head of a serial killer is. More like being in the head of a dangerously compulsive romantic - who kills.
  • May 13, 2020
    Stupid and annoying.
  • May 09, 2020
    A thought provoking, self aware and introspective look at the constructs and fabric of love and its complications.

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