You (2018– )
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Pilot 

A charming first encounter quickly turns into something more nefarious when bookstore manager Joe takes a very strong liking to grad student Beck.

Director:

Lee Toland Krieger

Writers:

Caroline Kepnes (based upon the book by), Sera Gamble (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Penn Badgley ... Joe Goldberg
Elizabeth Lail ... Guinevere Beck
Luca Padovan ... Paco
Zach Cherry ... Ethan
Shay Mitchell ... Peach Salinger
Nicole Kang ... Lynn Lieser
Kathryn Gallagher ... Annika Atwater
Mark Blum ... Mr. Mooney
Daniel Cosgrove ... Ron
Victoria Cartagena ... Claudia
Reg Rogers ... Professor Paul Leahy
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Benjamin 'Benji' J. Ashby III
Cliff Moylan ... Gas Company Man
Gianni Ciardiello ... Young Joe Goldberg
Katy Rea Katy Rea ... Neo-Folk Singer

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Based on Caroline Kepne's best-selling novel of the same name, "You" is a 21st century love story that asks, "What would you do for love?" When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way.

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[first lines]
Joe Goldberg: [thinking as he observes a woman in his store] Well, hello there. Who are you? Based on your vibe, a student. Your blouse is loose. You're not here to be ogled, but those bracelets, they jangle. You like a little attention. Okay, I bite. You search the books. Uh, fiction. F through K Now, hmm, you're not the standard insecure nymph hunting for Faulkner you'll never finish. Too sun-kissed for Stephen King. Who will you buy?
Guinevere Beck: [running into each other] Sorry...
Joe Goldberg: [continues thinking] You ...
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Soundtracks

Venus in Furs
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Pat Robitaille, Christine Stoesser and Jay Merrow
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You should know
9 October 2018 | by brianna_kendrickSee all my reviews

Well, Stephen, you should know that the show is based on a book called "You", and that's why the show is called "You". You have to understand the book is written completely in second person, and you should be aware that in second person, the author addresses the listener (person reading) as "you", and in this book you hear the protagonist constantly going on long, indignant rants that you hear him say "you" in, many times in one sentence, thus the title. Had the book been called "Stalker" (assuming you meant "stalker", not the most likely autocorrected version of the word that I already forgot that you suggested as a name, similar to "stalker") or "Creep" the show might have been, appropriately, named as such. You, hopefully, understand.

If you've read the book, you'll see how spot on the narration is, while it sticks loosely to the timeline. The show makes good choices for pacing, so far.


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