Ally’s Thoughts: YOU (Season One Netflix Series)

Good day friends and readers,

Throughout the Movement Control Order imposed by the Malaysian government during the pandemic crisis, I managed to catch up with the highly rated Netflix series ‘YOU’. I am late but it’s better than never, right?

It has been a long time too since I wrote something for Ally’s Thoughts. So, I will share my thoughts about the series. Unlike any review, I will not review about the series in how good it is or how bad it is. My opinion on such will probably irrelevant and it will simply a bias perspective.

Therefore, as other Ally’s Thoughts posts, I will choose a theme or a perspective to share or discuss relating to the series.

For those who haven’t watch the series, more or less there will be spoilers. So, spoilers alert!

“Sometimes, we do bad things for the people we love.” – Joe

It’s true that we are able to do bad things for the people we love but no matter how much we want to justify it, bad thing is bad.

In Joe’s perspective, he did it to protect the person he loved. He would do anything to be by her side and keep her safe. Ironically in the end, he killed Beck, his lover.

I have been in love and I understand how loving someone can be hurtful. The good things lasts while it last. However, the bad and painful things stays like a scar forever even after it healed.

I always believe that relationship is not magic and will never reach ‘perfection’. There is no such thing because great relationships are built and made. My upbringing and my surrounding taught me, we can never satisfy everyone and it is normal to argue about something whenever we have differences.

The important thing is to work things out. For example, Joe killed Benji. It showed early the ‘love’ that Joe was experiencing was no longer attraction but more of an obsession. How could Joe work this situation out?

Don’t! He should just back off and give Beck some space. Why? In Beck’s perspective, Joe is a guess or a stranger in her life. Instead of trying to respect that, Joe did everything to justify his ‘love’ as a reason.

I’m sure we all can relate that there are times we come to other people’s life and there are times too when others came into ours. Some stayed, some left. In the end what is the point? It is all about the learning and lessons.

Other than that, the series is really entertaining and a must watch!

5 thoughts on “Ally’s Thoughts: YOU (Season One Netflix Series)

  1. I wish we could all be as mature as you are about things. Railroading other peoples boundaries is definitely a bad idea. At the same time, people have experienced this kind of obsessive behaviour don’t find it pleasant to see it recounted in a television show. Some of the reviews that I’ve seen talk about this issue with people romanticising the stalking. Most people agree that it’s very well-made. I’m still trying to find time to watch it. Great review.

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    1. I hope you’d find the time to watch it. A new season is coming next year. I read it too about some fans supporting the actions from the series. It probably works in fantasy rather than reality in my opinion.

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