Netflix has absolutely killed it this year with their new releases, and with the New Year rolling in 2019 is only going to get bigger and better for the streaming giant.
What with the introduction of Birdbox, Black Mirror’s interactive episode, The Haunting Of Hill House and many more, it appears that those lovely folk over at Netflix just weren’t happy with the offerings they’d given you this year, and thought that before the bell chimed midnight on the 31st, they’d drop a seriously creepy yet interesting new series on your laps to enjoy – and viewers have been commenting on just how frightening it actually is.
You may have noticed on your Netflix dashboard, there is a new show called YOU with the guy who is known for playing Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl (Penn Badgley). Well, it’s actually a pretty damn horrific programme, when you think about the message that it actually sends, and fans have been rushing to social media to reveal how frightened they’ve become of Penn’s character, Joe.
I’ve just finished watching #YouOnNetflix and honestly?
What. The. Hell.
The internet and social media is scary.
I say as I’m posting on social media.
— Dani #WITWIKB Cox (@DaniJaneCox) December 28, 2018
Spotted, lonely boy jerking off outside apartments and keeping men locked in basements. Will Serena finally see him for the stalker he is? Only time will tell. You know you love me, Xoxo Gossip Girl. #YouOnNetflix
— Chantelle Pearn (@Channy_Lou89) December 27, 2018
this series is actually terrifying! and im just on episode 1
— tina (@tinawbrr) December 26, 2018
Netflix started streaming the lifetime thriller “YOU” today.
A smart scary too close to home thriller. Worth watching because yeah. It is#YouOnNetflix
— Cory Bowles (@corybowles) December 26, 2018
Just binged watched all 10 episodes of @YouNetflix and OH MY GOD. Don’t want to spoil anything but I couldn’t get off my laptop and the last 5 minuets of the last episode had me on an emotional rollercoaster. CANNOT wait for season 2 #YouOnNetflix #You #Netflix
— kikigram (@kikigram2) December 27, 2018
— Being Grace (@gracerrati) December 27, 2018
Just finished watching #YouOnNetflix. Great plot, acting, & brilliant story telling. It’s so uncomfortable to watch considering that they made the main guy so creepy but at the same time likeable. I find myself rooting for him at some times and that’s v unsettling to think about. pic.twitter.com/OLEotuQVAC
— jen (@onihimesu) December 29, 2018
I watched all 10 episodes as soon as it landed on Netflix, and I can say that I 100% concur that it is a pretty scary watch – but only because it could so easily happen with anyone you’re talking too and you wouldn’t even realise. If your friends do start to go missing around you, and the person you’re seeing takes you into what looks like a glass cage of books and stuff then I’d suggest maybe vetting them a little bit more.