Poor Ethan, he can’t even help super sleuth Peach. Let me just say Ethan is so clueless about life right now. I mean he’s in the bookstore and doesn’t even have keys to the basement. I’m sure he wouldn’t want keys if he knew all the secrets it holds.
Back to our regular scheduled programming. The Captain, anyone that calls their parents anything other than a version of mom or dad is weird. If I were to put on my psychology major hat I’d say Beck is obviously filtering through her daddy issues and it is being manifested in her relationships with men and her friends but let’s stick to the creepiness that is Joe. Who tracks someone down based on the background of a picture, who are you Joe, Liam Neeson?! Well I guess you couldn’t leave it on the 8 second note. Who are we kidding, Joe didn’t have to do too much for Beck to let him redeem himself as he put it.
It’s a given that Joe is insane but Beck is doing her best
to fall further and further into his clutches.
On to episode 5, I appreciate this episode giving insight
into Beck’s crazy with her monologue.
Signs signs signs! No one’s bedroom is big enough for a king bed in New York. Come on Beck, how are you not seeing all this crazy? Oh, that’s right she’s too busy seeking validation from everyone around her to see all the dysfunction that is Joe.
Or Joe is just that great of a villain. I mean this guy is smooth. Even under stress he is able to turn a crime scene into a campfire. Joe’s just moving right along using Benji’s advice to manipulate his relationship with Beck. Just when you think he is winning, it seems that Benji may be playing him. Beck didn’t seem to respond very well to Joe’s advances in the furniture store or maybe it was just another one of Beck’s attempts at seeking Joe’s validation and wanting him to see her a certain way.
Whatever it is, I’d say Joe is still winning at the moment. I’ll be continuing along to episode 4 to see if Peach or Paco’s dad is able to foil his plans. They seem to be the only 2 who aren’t completely blinded by Joe’s smooth moves.
Before I go, how awful does the basement of that bookstore smell? Sheesh!
Who the hell is Candace?
Episode continues to solidify that Joe is a whole lot of crazy. He is walking around with Beck’s phone tracking everything she’s doing. He has a baseball cap on and no one knows who he is! Just complete incognito Clark Kent vibes. Seriously Beck you don’t see him?
Beck is taking advice to blackmail her sleaze bag professor. Why do you even want the damn TA job Beck? Joe is using Benji to figure out Beck’s life. For someone that doesn’t have social media, Joe is really good at this stalking thing.
Paco is reading Frankenstein, the irony! Joe really doesn’t think he is the monster. Clearly he doesn’t, given that poor Benji is still locked in the bookstore basement in a magneto style prison cell. Again, Joe’s inner voices are telling us that Benji is the monster. Which he is a douche but come on Joe, he said he was allergic to peanuts! Benji is doomed and Paco is being groomed!
I’m most concerned for Paco and Peach at this point. Paco is just a kid and who wants to see a kid become the next Frankenstein. Peach seems like a bit of a twit but is the only one so far who is feeling Joe’s superman-villain vibes!
I’ll be back again after episode 3, this is good! Oh before I go, shouts out to the directors, I love the blur effect when we get a wide angle outside of the bookstore because clearly everyone is in a haze!
Joe is a whole creep!
You is based on the book by Caroline Kepnes. In a few words, it’s a drama focused on a sociopath, Joe. Joe works in a bookstore and sets his sights on a patron of said bookstore, Beck.
Joe has no idea just how creepy he appears in the 1st episode of You. I mean to his defense he works in a bookstore so perhaps all the research he did on Beck after their initial encounter is second nature for a researcher. Never mind, he’s a creep but does well to use his research (creepiness) to say the right things. Beck is a mess. Her boyfriend Benji says “I shouldn’t have gone in the bathroom with anyone but you but she said she had good coke”. What!?! The fact that this is something Benji feels he can say to her lets me know that she will be putty in Joe’s creep fingers.
Beck is a writer who appears to be in dating hades and seems insecure in her writing abilities.
Back to Joe’s creep level, not that we left, he spends the whole episode in his head interacting with those around him in this mental monologue. His monologue comes off like the mother of a teenage girl reminding her of her worth. He does so well in this imaginary world that he seems to lose track of what is happening around him. However, he’s that skilled that he stops masturbating to thoughts of Beck in enough time to helping an old lady with luggage, yeaaahhhh, he’s something special. Joe evaluates Beck’s life without having shared but a few words with her during their initial meeting. His research and evaluations is put to good use when he is able to go full on superhero mode in a not so chance encounter with Beck in their 2nd official meeting.
But wait! There’s more! Joe’s neighbor has a son Paco who appears to be about 10-11 years old. Paco seems to always be in the hallway escaping his mother and her Neanderthal boyfriend. Joe is there to keep Paco company. Good luck with that Paco.
Episode 1 is intriguing enough to keep on going to episode 2. I can’t wait to see what other schemes Joe has up his sleeves and how gullible Beck falls right into the web he’s spinning. To Beck’s defense, the show has done a great job of letting the viewer into Joe’s sick mind without the characters having the same insight. So maybe Beck isn’t that dumb! How is she supposed to know he has her phone and has locked Benji in the bookstore basement!
See you guys after episode 2!