You - Season 2
Created By: Sera Gamble, Greg Berlanti
Starring: Penn Badgley, Ambyr Childers, Victoria Pedretti
A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.
After a great first season last year, You has returned with a second season and has gone straight to Netflix this year instead of Lifetime. But is it better than it's first season? To which the answer is, it isn't. You season 2 picks up right after it's season one ending and is almost immediately on a rocky start. With some pretty far fetched and dumb plots, stupid and annoying characters, as well as many forgettable episodes. The first 3-4 episodes are just filled with cliches, as well as pretty repetitive moments. Most of the time is wasted with our main character as it seems like he won't do anything in LA like in the last season, even though the audience knows the type of person he is from the first season. So I didn't really see a point in making it seem as if he'd be normal this time around. There were also some pretty pointless flashbacks that tried to catch us up with everything that's happened since he moved, which seemed very sloppy as the season could've started in New York and easily cut out all of the flashbacks. Penn Badgley is still amazing in the show however as he is what kept me intrigued through this season, he's able to play such a creepy yet likable character and ultimately carries the whole show on his shoulders. The season's ending however I found to be pretty silly yet I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen. Everything felt pretty rushed and as if they needed to wrap production quickly. I'm not sure if I'll watch season 3 as I'm pretty disappointed by this one. You season 2 did have some pretty entertaining moments, however, it's a pretty mixed bag overall.
Rating: 5/10 - 5 minutes ago