Netflix’s “You” focuses on Joe Goldberg, a New York City book store manager who stalks a woman he meets at work.
That woman is Guinevere Beck, a graduate writing student struggling to find her place in her field.
The show also stars Shay Mitchell in the role of Peach Salinger, a distant relative of J.D. Salinger.
Netflix fans have quickly become obsessed with the streaming service’s newly added series “You.” Although it originally premiered on Lifetime last fall, the network passed on a season two and Netflix picked the series up for a second season. The show takes place in New York City and follows a stalker as he stops at nothing to get the girl of his dreams.
Each character on “You” is complex and different, making it relatable to a wide range of people. From those addicted to internet culture to those who have big writing dreams, the handful of characters are nothing short of entertaining and unique.
If you’re just starting “You” or plan to do so soon, here’s a spoiler-free breakdown of every major character on the show.
Joe Goldberg is the leading man.
The main character on “You” is Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), a book-loving, book store clerk in New York City who finds himself suddenly obsessed with a recent customer. He is the narrator of the story which is told, for the most part, from his first-person point of view. Joe is, undeniably, a stalker, which is the whole premise for the show. Although he is intelligent, Joe’s dark side is present from the very first episode.
Guinevere Beck is an aspiring writer.
The woman Joe instantly becomes obsessed with is Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail): a graduate student with a love for literature and writing. At the start of the season, she’s in a rough spot. She is in need of money, dating a not-so-great man and dealing with some clear personal issues. It seems like she’s looking for a knight in shining armor, which is why Joe feels so comfortable swooping in.
Paco is Joe’s neighbor.
Living next door to Joe is Paco (Luca Padovan), a young, impressionable boy who’s dealing with living with his mother and her abusive boyfriend. Joe takes Paco under his wing, lending him books and words of wisdom when he can.
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