By Javed Baloch - viageeks.com 10/Feb/23 Images via Netflix/Social Media
You, the popular psychological thriller series that has captivated audiences with its twisted tale of love and murder, returned for its fourth season on February 9th on Netflix.
The new season will be presented in two parts, with the second part scheduled to drop on March 9th. Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley) now has a story to tell from London.
The new season features Charlotte Ritchie, Stephen Hagan, Lukas Gage, Tilly Keeper, Ben Wiggins, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Ed Speleers, and Tati Gabrielle, who reprises her role as Marienne Bellamy.
Here's what critics are saying about the first part of the fourth season: On one hand, some critics have praised the show for its black humor and bloody twists,
with Ashley Bissette Sumerel of Tell-Tale TV describing it as "intriguing as ever" & providing "more insight into Joe’s character & his compulsions." Lacy Baugher of Paste Magazine calls it "entertaining, fun, & wildly propulsive."
However, other critics have criticized the show for feeling repetitive and familiar. Craig Mathieson of The Age writes that the "blackly acidic humor and bloody twists are starting to feel familiar."
Dan Einav of the Financial Times goes further, stating that the series "feels like it has run its course." Maddy Mussen of the London Evening Standard writes, "If you enjoyed the previous seasons, you will love this."
Nathaniel Brail of ComicBook.com praises the season for finding a way to blend all the elements that people loved about the first three seasons while still managing to shock audiences.
Fay Watson of Total Film also likes the show's familiar tone & the casting of characters that are heinous enough to make viewers root for Joe, but notes that the series breathes new life into the drama with location change & new cast.
However, Kristen Maldonado of Pop Culture Planet has a more negative take on the season, stating that it feels like a completely different show with no real connection to past seasons, and that the new cast has no depth and no standout performances.
In general, the reviews for the fourth season of "You" are mixed, with some praising it for its familiar elements and others criticizing it for feeling repetitive.
The show's unique blend of humor, suspense, and psychological thrills continues to captivate audiences, and the shifting narrative in this new season is sure to keep fans waiting for the next part.