You: Season 3 (Full Season)
October 19, 2021 7:05 PM - Season 3 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Joe and Love are married and raising their newborn son, Henry, in the Californian suburb of Madre Linda. As their relationship dynamic takes a new turn, Joe continues to repeat the cycle of obsession with a burgeoning interest in Natalie, the next door neighbor. This time, Love will flip the script to ensure that her dream of having the perfect family will not be torn away so easily by Joe's compulsive actions.
posted by jeather (9 comments total)
I was relieved that Theo made it out alive (and Marienne).

Also - how many other people did Love kill before Joe came into her life? It feels like the body count keeps going up…
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 7:05 AM on October 20, 2021 [1 favorite]

I enjoyed this season, as I did the others. (Sadly, I knew it was renewed before it ended, so I knew Joe was going to have to make it.)

I've got no idea who has killed more people by the end of the season. Or, honestly, how Joe, now dead, could make it to France. I am glad that Marienne ended up seeing through him (weird spelling for her name).
posted by jeather at 8:28 AM on October 20, 2021

I suspect Love killed more people. In the span of this season (a year) she killed one person, contributed to the death of another, and attempted to kill four more people. Joe on the other hand only actually killed one person. And honestly if you have to kill someone, an abusive ex husband is an excellent choice. Plus he actually saved Theo.

I started out the season basically hating everyone and hoping it was a bloodbath. In the end, I really wanted Love to die, and I actually liked the Connors. That was perhaps the biggest surprise to me. And I am glad Joe left Henry with Dante and his partner. (Although that also leaves a future storyline open.) That just warmed the cockles of my cold dead heart.

What annoyed me the most was how Love would go from "You're the best husband on Earth" to "I'm alone in this marriage" and Joe never called her on it. She whiplashed back and forth and Joe doesn't even seem aware of it, probably because he's too enmeshed in his own schemes. However, I really wanted him just once to be like "You're alone in this marriage when two days ago I was the best husband ever? How does THAT work?" Maybe while wielding a kitchen knife so as to continue to be on brand.

This show, despite my desire to not like it, manages to keep me hooked.
posted by miss-lapin at 9:20 AM on October 20, 2021

I just want to add as a disabled person, I really loved that Dante's blindness wasn't a plot point. It's nice to see a disabled person being included because we exist out in the world and not have the disability be necessary to the story.
posted by miss-lapin at 9:22 AM on October 20, 2021 [3 favorites]

Joe killed two people, you forgot about Love. Honestly expected her mother to die at some point.

Joe never called Love on it mostly because he was obsessed with some other woman at every point and didn't care. Also of course his opinion changes on a dime too.
posted by jeather at 5:17 PM on October 20, 2021 [1 favorite]

Ah yes I did forget Love. I presume Mother Love, like Henry, is being kept for a story arc in the future.
posted by miss-lapin at 5:36 PM on October 20, 2021

The show continues to be enjoyable, lightweight suspense. I had read spoilers that Joe killed Love and was initially disappointed, but then in the last few episodes when she transformed into full-blown psychopath it made more sense. Loved the "Well-Behaved Women" coffee shop redo at the end.

Very glad Sherry and Cary Conrad survived. Shalita Grant was amazing as Sherry (I loved her in Search Party). The show is very inconsistent about whether innocent people die. I for sure thought Sherry would be a goner when we met her.

I'm always ambivalent about watching a new season - I never quite got over Joe killing Beck in the first season, I hadn't known anything about the books and I'd been hoping she got out - and in the second season, Delilah's death (Ellie's older sister) was really sad too, there was so much backstory there and she really felt like a heroic character. I can root for a fictional killer if the victims are cartoonish or villainous but You is different - the body count always includes a mix of odious and relatable victims.

However, it's so watchable, and frequently funny, that I'll most likely watch the next season when it comes out, too.
posted by rogerroger at 9:16 AM on October 28, 2021 [1 favorite]

I can root for a fictional killer if the victims are cartoonish or villainous but You is different - the body count always includes a mix of odious and relatable victims.

This is what makes it, to me, a really interesting show. Even Dexter played it safe by having his victims be completely reprehensible. (It's been a while since I watched Dexter so I don't remember if he ever violated Harry's "code.") If Joe confined his murderous impulses to people like abusive parents, it's much easier to romanticize him. But he, and the show, is not that simple. And that's what makes it interesting enough for me to keep watching.
posted by miss-lapin at 12:55 PM on October 31, 2021 [1 favorite]

I yelled at the TV "Who wears an oven mitt to carve a chicken" and then it made sense.
posted by archimago at 4:19 AM on November 4, 2021

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