Tag: Caroline Kepnes

Which Character from ‘You’ Represents Your Personality?

Love the show You? Well, let’s see who you have more in common with than you think!



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Netflix’s You will be back with a Season 3!

Everyone’s favorite stalker is coming back for a third season! Netflix‘s hit series You, based on the novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes, has been a staple for Netflix since it launched on the streaming service in December of 2018. The show was originally on Lifetime, but Netflix ended up picking up the series due to how well it was received by viewers.

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If you have never seen the show or read the book, then you don’t know that the series follows a young man, named Joe. Joe, who is played by Penn Badgley becomes obsessed with a girl who walks into his bookstore named, Beck. He starts to follow her around, steal her phone, and just do everything he can to get close to her, he even does criminal things, like murder and kidnapping. So, this show is pretty intense, but also really entertaining and a must-watch. The second season, which became streaming on December 26, is based on Kepnes’ second novel, Hidden BodiesSeason two featured a new character, Love, who is played by Victoria Pedretti and she will also be returning for season three, along with Badgley of course.



The show has been well received by critics and fans. It currently holds a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Books three and four are currently in the works with Kepnes, so we can expect a season 3 release date for 2021. Yes, that’s way too long, considering the way season 2 ended. No spoilers! Just go watch!

You can stream the first two seasons in the meantime, right here.



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Season 2 of ‘You’ Is Coming, Along with Novels 3 and 4!

Last year Netflix released its original series You, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. The story is narrated by Joe Goldberg, a loner who works at a bookstore and becomes infatuated with an aspiring writer, Beck. But his infatuation surpasses the norm, and descends into dangerous territory. The series starred Penn Badgley, of Gossip Girl fame alongside Elizabeth Lail, who previously played Anna in the fourth season of Once Upon a Time.


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As the Chicago Tribute will tell you, the series wasn’t a breakout hit. It premiered on Lifetime on September 9th, 2018 to a limited audience, but was a breakout hit for Netflix when released on December 26th, 2018.

Over 40 million viewers couldn’t take their eyes off this fast-pased exploration of social media and twenty-first century stalking.


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The standalone novel by Caroline Kepnes on which the series is based was well-received upon its publication in 2014. Bustle called it “one of the most unsettling books I’ve read this year, but despite being thoroughly creeped out, I couldn’t put it down even for a second” and Daily Express called it “clever, chilling, teasing tale keeps you hanging on by your fingertips.”

Despite a number of differences between the book and the show, it’s generally agreed that the adaptation captured the spirit of the novel perfectly, and I’m excied for Season 2 based on Kepnes’ sequel, the ominously titled Hidden Bodies, published in 2016 novel, and see Joe Goldberg move to Los Angeles meeting…someone special.


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Art begets art, and as a result, straight from Entertainment Weekly, Caroline Kepnes will be writing both a third novel in which Joe “move[s] to the Pacific Northwest with a plan to become a family man in his own unique way,” as well as a fourth novel.

Are you going to check outSseason 2 of You? I sure hope novels three and four are released quickly so we don’t end up with a George R R Martin-situation on our hands?


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Stephen King Takes to Twitter With Some Thoughts on ‘You’

The Netflix/Lifetime show You, an adaptation of the novel of the same name, has been a controversial one.  While receiving critical acclaim, including a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, rave reviews, and a reneweal for a second season,  the show, has garnered criticism for what some view as its overly sympathetic portrait of the show’s protagonist and narrator, Joe Goldberg, portrayed by Penn Badgley.  Despite Badgley’s character engaging in stalking and eventually murder, the character sparked considerable sympathy from fans of the show, a lot more than perhaps the creators intended, despite his horrific and creepy actions throughout the season.

The latest opinion on the series comes from the King of Horror himself, Stephen King, who tweeted his thoughts on the series. The tweet can be seen seen below:


It is clear that King, like so many others,  enjoyed the adaptation and considered it an ‘interesting’ counter to the book. He seems to praise Joe in particular as a fascinating character, considering the two sides to his personality depending on who he interacts with. It would be great to get King’s opinion in the form of a longer piece but considering his writing schedule, we doubt he has any time.

What do you think of You? Do you agree with King’s opinion? What do you think of the adaptation and the novel? Tell us!


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