[Review] ‘You’ season three hits top ten on netflix



“You” season three is released to Netflix October 15, 2021 and hit the top ten charts. Courtesy of Netflix

Ava Jurick, Writer

The long awaited third season of the hit Netflix show “You” was released on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. The season includes ten episodes of consistent drama with the episodes around one hour in length. This season was a thrill to watch, but was not as shocking as hoped.

The second season ended in a plot twist of a flash forward of Love (Victoria Pedretti) and Joe (Penn Badgley) living in the suburbs with a child on the way. Seeing a mysterious woman by their home, viewers were intrigued by the plot of season three. However, the third season did not reach those standards.

The third season continues the absurdity and mystery that left off in season two. It starts off with Joe and Love living the suburban lifestyle with their son, who Joe believes will help him become a better person. However, Natalie (Michaela McManus) , who is Joe’s new neighbor, complicates Joe’s path to an ethical life, making him grow frustrated.

The issue with this season is that Joe’s actions become very predictable with similar behaviors to past seasons. He continues to obsess over women, spies on others, and commits murder. In past seasons, Joe finds his love interest, becomes obsessed, and then kills them which is exactly what occurs this season.

Throughout the season, Joe and Love try their best to avoid the consequences of their actions, even if it means letting someone else take the blame. They blame their neighbor for a murder they commited, which is similar to season 1 when Joe blamed Beck’s therapist for killing someone Joe murdered.

The series continues to insert clips of Joe’s childhood, reminding the audience that Joe’s traumatic experience with his mother created the monster he is today. Although Netflix tries to convince the audience to feel pity for Joe, I can only feel hatred towards him. Joe is a killer who continues to grow crazier with each season.

Joe and Love both had other new love interests in the season. Love’s significant other was her 19-year-old neighbor, Theo (Dylan Arnold), while Joe’s romantic obsession flourished with his coworker at the bookstore, Marienne (Tati Gabrielle).

The season finale ends with a crazy plot twist between Joe and Love that I would have never suspected. If someone had watched the previous seasons, I would definitely suggest giving the third season a watch. This season was very similar and redundant to the past seasons, but the cliffhanger will make it l interesting to see what happens next.