This is largely related to Penn Badgley’s perfect portrayal of Joe Goldberg, Joe Goldberg is a tech-savvy stalker, his obsession is burning, but he rarely has a good ending. After two seasons in which he always seemed to be one step ahead of the guillotine, Joe married Love (Victoria Pedretti), most of his narration pointed to his young son and talked about (at least in In his own mind) about becoming a better person. Both of them are men, but seriously, who wants to watch it?
At the beginning of the third season, Joe and Love experienced some joys and headaches related to parenthood, and then a frivolous neighbor complicated his attempt to start again.
Anything outside of this range directly enters the “spoiler” area, but it is enough to show that’burbs are full of happy, smiling people. Joe often finds annoying or just strange people. Some of them are unlikely to survive this year’s 10th. set. Of course, the fact that something badly twisted happened behind the picket fence and the perfect lawn does not help.
One of the challenges for “you” is to jump to that line and tell its story from a sociopath’s perspective, rather than overthrowing it completely, creating an avant-garde situation without becoming completely offensive. In this regard, portraying the seemingly ordinary souls on Joe’s orbit as screwed up is enough for him-and the audience-to see that if something bad happens is reasonable, it is quite a lot of cheating.
Joe’s nuclear family has undoubtedly increased the difficulty, and thanks to the producers mainly navigating through these guardrails, because the series is still tense and dark and interesting. Joe may be very smart, but his plan has a very wrong habit, let us know his panicked inner monologue.
Maybe this is why every season after the second season, frankly, feels like gravy. As Dexter discovered, although this reincarnation laid the foundation for more things, even handsome anti-social people should recognize the danger of staying in one place for too long.
Season 3 of “You” will air on Netflix on October 15.