The suburbs never looked so…
Good? Creepy? Bloody? You pick. Haha! Either way, YOU season 3 is off the walls crazy, intriguing, and seductive. Season 2 left us off with Joe and Love learning they are perfectly imperfect for each other, and oh by the way Love is pregnant. What’s a murdering couple supposed to do? Well, it seems settle down and move to the burbs, but is Madre Linda ready for Joe and Love? YOU season 3 arrives on Netflix on October 15, 2021. You can read my full You Season 3 Review below. Spoiler-free of course because it’s just so good I don’t want to ruin any part of it for you.
YOU Season 3 Review
Season 3 of YOU is, whew, action packed from beginning to end. There are so many twists and turns in season 3. Some you might not even see coming. As I mentioned above season 2 left us with Joe (Penn Badgley) and Love (Victoria Pedretti) at odds, but with Love declaring she is pregnant. In season 3, Joe, being the nice guy that he is, decideds to move with Love to Madre Linda for a fresh start and to live the family life. If you are fans of the show you know that Joe living a quiet “boring” life in the suburbs was not going to last long.
While he loves his family there is just some primal urge in Joe to possess what he can’t have. But domestic bliss does not go over well for Love either. Just like Joe, Love has a primal urge to control and “protect” her family and those she loves. These urges put Love and Joe into situations where they have to work together to figure everything out while also being aware that they cannot trust each other.
A marriage like no other
And what is a couple to do when the trust and honeymoon period have ended? Go to therapy! Some of my favorite scenes from season 3 occur when Joe and Love are at couples therapy. (All of them written so well.) They are both murderers and they obviousbly cannot talk about the murders they have committed and how they have affect their marriage. So, they do the best they can do describe their issues. Other parts of the season I really enjoyed were the flash back’s to Joe’s childhood. The flash backs really help to slightly bring the inner workings of Joe’s mind into focus. (They also serve as a way to get the audience to feel for Joe even though he is a murderer.)
Murder in Madre Linda
But the second biggest thing about the You series is the who, what, and why of the murders. After watching the previous seasons one cannot help to wonder who will end up in the box this season, or who will end up 6 feet under. I am not spilling any beans. But I will say there were a few death’s I did not expect, and outcomes for individuals, that at the beginning of the season, I did not think I would be so happy to see. Every episode is a roller coaster ride of emotions, murder, and psycological madness.
Other than some episodes seeming a little long I loved YOU season 3, and the show just keeps getting better and better. It just pulls you in and even though Joe is a character you are supposed to hate you just can’t for some reason. Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti are amazing together and I could not imagine any other actors playing their characters. I give YOU season 3 an A+. The whole series is a must-watch, I cannot wait for more YOU.
Season 3 Synopsis
In Season 3, Joe and Love, now married and raising their baby, have moved to the balmy Northern California enclave of Madre Linda, where they’re surrounded by privileged tech entrepreneurs, judgmental mommy bloggers, and Insta-famous biohackers. Joe is committed to his new role as a husband and dad but fears Love’s lethal impulsiveness. And then there’s his heart. Could the woman he’s been searching for all this time live right next door? Breaking out of a cage in a basement is one thing. But the prison of a picture-perfect marriage to a woman who’s wise to your tricks? Well, that’ll prove a much more complicated escape.