Everyone Is Obsessed With Netflix's New Psychological Thriller 'You'

Now the festivities have been and gone, it's the perfect time to get our teeth into a gritty new Netflix series and psychological thriller YouYou offers exactly that.

It might have only been released on Boxing Day, but already everyone is talking about the series that sees Penn Badgley's character Joe Goldberg turn into the ultimate stalker.

Joe is managing a bookstore in downtown New York when he meets Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail), who he becomes wildly obsessed with. Seriously, we mean obsessed.

You is based on Caroline Kepnes' novel of the same name and just over a week after its release, everyone is raving about it.

The series has been such a hit that it has already been commissioned for a second season, and it will follow the story of the sequel novel, Hidden Bodies.

What's more concerning than the fact Joe becomes immediately obsessed with Beck after their encounter is the lengths he's willing to go to, to place himself into her life.

For the most part, the storyline follows the book, however anyone who's read Kepnes' novel and watched the series will know, the ending differs.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

* Warning spoilers ahead *

Like in the book, the series ends with Joe killing Beck (shocking, we know) but Candace, Joe's ex girlfriend turns up at his bookstore and tells him: "I think we have some unfinished business to talk about."

However, in the book Joe murders Candace on Brighton Beach in Brooklyn after she ended their relationship.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

In the novel, Joe said: "It wasn't my fault that Candace followed me down to the water's edge and it wasn't my fault that I picked her up and held her down in the water and watched her pass on to the great beyond.

"It wasn't my fault that Candace followed me down to the water's edge and it wasn't my fault that I picked her up and held her down in the water and watched her pass on to the great beyond.

You is available to stream on Netflix now.

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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