The series stars Penn Badgley of “Gossip Girl.” This time, plays Joe Goldberg, a charming, “nice guy” bookstore manager (the second episode is pointedly titled “The Last Nice Guy in New York”) who becomes obsessed an aspiring writing named Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail). As the story (based on a novel by Caroline Kepnes) unfolds, we see Joe go to increasingly disturbingly lengths in his pursuit of Beck’s affection.
For our review, we’re joined by Anna Escher and Sarah Perez to discuss why audiences find Joe so compelling (to say the least), what we made of the frequently obnoxious twentysomething New Yorkers on the show (not that we wanted to see them get murdered or anything …) and what we’re hoping will happen in season two.
Also, since Anna, Anthony and Jordan were all big “Gossip Girl” fans, we debate how Badgley’s “You” and “Gossip Girl” characters compare (spoiler: they’re weirdly similar) before Sarah joins the conversation mid-episode.
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