The fault in calling You a guilty pleasure is the implication that there is something to feel guilty about.
It has been teased as a lurid tale of obsession and seduction, and it is. It's sexy, provocative, and thrilling. But You Season 1 Episode 1 also showed us that the series is witty, funny, and smart.Joe Goldberg
isn't self-aware, but the series itself is. It is hands down the best offering Lifetime has given us since the first season of UnREAL
. I only hope it can keep up the momentum.Penn Badgley
as Joe is already intoxicating. The premiere primarily focused on him, and Badgley's performance is as unassuming as Joe is. He sneaks up on you, and it's the best possible outcome for a series where the protagonist is an antihero.
Joe is not the type of person that we should root for, and yet, we have an up close