This is a (mostly) spoiler-free review of You, which originally aired on Lifetime, but is now available to stream on Netflix.
Here’s the thing you need to know right off the bat: You is divisive. And that’s a feature of its design, not a bug. The story of an obsessive Nice Guy murderer as he tries to will the object of his desire into loving him for the rest of their lives might rub a few folks the wrong way. You might feel the urge to yell, scream, gasp, laugh, and cringe while you’re watching it. You have to make people feel something uncomfortable about the expectations we as a society place upon romance and love in order to make them really think. And that is what You hopes to accomplish in its first season, now available to stream.