Last year, like a lot of people, I was gripped when Netflix released its original series You starring Penn Badgley. Based on books by Caroline Kepnes, the initial series introduces us to Joe Goldberg, a book shop manager in New York who develops an unhealthy obsession with a customer.
This obsession leads him to undertake some…very questionable pastimes. So, when season two was released just after Christmas, I was hooked for the second time around.
In this piece, I am going to explain just some of the reasons why Joe could have found himself in court throughout both seasons of the show.
WARNING: I’ll try to avoid any plot spoilers, but some might be unavoidable when explaining the crimes involved. If you haven’t watched yet – approach with caution!
Words: Alicia Gibson
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