The moment we've been waiting for finally came this week. After an agonizing countdown, You season 2 dropped on Netflix in what was probably the best belated Christmas gift we could have asked for - leaving many fans in a full-blown Joe Goldberg induced frenzy.
As viewers sink their teeth into the new offering, it seems many can't look past one thing - and it's caused Twitter to be flooded with memes.
Alongside all the classic Gossip Girl jokes, though, there has actually been a ton of surprisingly hilarious reactions to the most anticipated show of the year.
Netflix's You hit our screens on December 26th of last year.Perfect for those in the post-Christmas slump, the psychological thriller followed the ill-fated romantic pursuits of a terrifying sociopath, named Joe.
It was based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes.In the series, Jow becomes absolutely obsessed with a writing student and all-around Millenial cliche named Guinevere Beck, stopping at nothing to gain her affections.
Some of Joe's actions are pretty questionable.And by questionable, we mean terrifying. What starts with him intensely investigating Beck's social media accounts quickly descends into some full-blown stalking. The girl seriously needed to invest in some curtains.
And it got worse...By the end of series one, not only were all of Beck's closest acquaintances murdered but (spoiler alert), Beck had to go too. She simply knew too much about Joe's horrifying habits.
Because you can't get away with this stuff forever, right?Although (worryingly enough), Joe seems to have managed to go on a full-blown killing spree without consequences - and there was an even more bizarre reaction to his behavior.
Because in spite of the fact Joe Goldberg was a stalker and murderer?
Penn Badgley: Please stop romanticizing my You character, he's a reprehensible stalker and a literal murderer Y'al… https://t.co/4kBHo350fR— TV Guide (@TV Guide)1548345626.0
After the trail of destruction Joe left behind in New York, season two of You had to have a change of scenery.It first starts with Joe moving cross country to Los Angeles, with the best intentions to turn over a new leaf and leave all the creepiness and crimes back in NYC.
And with a new city, comes a new love interest.
Victoria Pedretti Was Just Cast as the Female Lead in Season 2 of @younetflix #YouNetflix https://t.co/l9DArWpObV— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLE Magazine (US))1549032832.0
But there are some recurring characters.
seeing Joe with Love AND Candace makes us happy being single. YOU S2 in production! https://t.co/IXDNVtt9op— YOU (@YOU)1550267492.0
The second series of You is based on Kepnes' follow up book.The second book, called Hidden Bodies, came out in 2016.
Fans of season one were always going to be in for a treat with this second season."Joe is always trying to be a good guy but yet somehow he's finding himself in these thriller, horror kind of situations. It's terrible for him but I think it's going to be so much fun for the audience," Gamble says.
But that's not all.Gamble promised a scene in season 2 which will make the entirety of season one seem like easy watching.
It's clear Gamble enjoyed making the second series."Episode two of the season has my single favorite shot that I have been a part of in my entire career," she teases.
It's safe to say everyone was excited to get creeped out by Joe once again.
via: imdb"Joe is always trying to be a good guy but yet somehow he's finding himself in these thriller, horror kind of situations. It's terrible for him but I think it's going to be so much fun for the audience."
After an agonizing wait, You season 2 finally dropped on Netflix this week.
via: imdbAnd fans have shown no hesitation in getting stuck into binging the latest offering.
And it looks like it hasn't been disappointing so far.
YOU SEASON 2 IS 10000000X CRAZIER OH MY GOOODDDD— DEWANIE KIM ♥️ (@DEWANIE KIM ♥️)1577442841.0
But there's one thing people can't help but notice.
via: imdbPenn Badgley, who plays resident psycho, Joe in the series, was best known for his role as Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl (which is actually coming back to screens very soon - get all the details at the end) and many fans are pointing out how You is just Gossip Girl 2.0.
Many can't believe that You's Joe Goldberg and Gossip Girl's Dan Humprey are different characters...
via: imdbFans find their personality so similar that they are convinced they are just the same person.
And it's become the focus of some hilarious memes.
“penn badgley in YOU is called joe!” “dan humphrey” https://t.co/Rf8hb7Sdgp— anya (@anya)1577368328.0
People just couldn't help themselves.
So Dan Humphrey becomes a serial killer while Serena kills her twin to fake her death for insurance money. Dark times since gossip girl— Moolevolent 🚀🥀 (@Moolevolent 🚀🥀)1577349592.0
The resemblance is definitely uncanny.Looks like many people can't look past the star's former role.
Given the fact that Dan was Gossip Girl and a stalker...
Watching Dan Humphrey as a serial killer doesn’t surprise me in the slightest— 😌💛🌞🌼😊✨ (@😌💛🌞🌼😊✨)1577455042.0
Some fans have even come up with their own theories...
After Dan Humphrey revealed he was Gossip Girl, he left the upper east side and moved to a different part of New Yo… https://t.co/fwPqt72LPh— Diane (@Diane)1577351955.0
Rooting for Joe but then remembering that he’s a psychopath that kills people #YouNetflix https://t.co/n3wNsBW78j— fardinwaza (@fardinwaza)1577386032.0
Spoilers of the first two episodes of #YouNetflix without context https://t.co/AGkhVAAt94— deeksha (@deeksha)1577358209.0
On our love for creepiness.
3 episodes in and Season 2 is already more fucked up than the first one. Good job to the cast and writers.… https://t.co/B7xV9Cx9KC— Mimi (@Mimi)1577355880.0
anyone else realise the quinn’s parents named them ‘forty’ and ‘love’ because they play tennis as in forty-love… https://t.co/TNV1WHCdRL— maddie (@maddie)1577367994.0
On being a clown.
Me thinking Joe meeting Love was happening coincidentally and almost feeling bad for him. #YOUSEASON2 #YouNetflix https://t.co/ap77EE2jmY— That's So Not Raven (@That's So Not Raven)1577371463.0
On mixed emotions.
the way joe is literally a sociopathic murderer but you don’t want him to get caught #younetflix https://t.co/ztEj3979yz— fofo 🕷 (@fofo 🕷)1577389506.0
#YOUSEASON2 #YouNetflix Absolutely no one: Joe: https://t.co/QBJZifHrmw— Oci 💕 (@Oci 💕)1577374117.0
On revenge.Get him, Love!
Watching #YouNetflix trying to figure out which characters Joe is going to kill https://t.co/Q1K7unuvdX— Miss Ris (@Miss Ris)1577372911.0
He better not fucking kill Love...I like her more than Beck and this is only the first episode https://t.co/VsnA24Fyly— Yaya ✨ (@Yaya ✨)1577386013.0
On being taken in.
Every.single.time you think Joe is doing something genuinely nice by coincidence, it ends up being pre-meditated st… https://t.co/WLqkxLZtn8— B. (@B.)1577354991.0
On the little box.Always a sign that things are not going to end well...
On new beginnings.
when joe said to love "hello, you" #younetflix https://t.co/jd7NAehR8l— irem (@irem)1577371601.0
On true joy.We all just love watching creepy murderers, ok?
me trying my hardest not to sexualize and romanticize joe because he’s a murderous sociopath stalker even though pe… https://t.co/Mbx1MuzpsF— dyl ☼ (@dyl ☼)1577381058.0
Beck remains dull even as a ghost #YouNetflix https://t.co/U6Ype7hoEP— m (@m)1577374389.0
he maybe a serial killer but at least he’s funny #YOUSEASON2 https://t.co/fSohyZGTD3— ً (@ً)1577359425.0
Watching Jasper casually slice off Joe’s finger was a alot more satisfying then it should have been #YouNetflix https://t.co/YeO0ImIH3a— segal (@segal)1577354925.0
#YOUSEASON2 Nobody: The ghost of Beck every other scene: https://t.co/lKB4iwz0EV— Sadie (@Sadie)1577388242.0
Joe and Candice when she finally catches up with him in California #YouNetflix #YOUSEASON2 https://t.co/4dDhXPadAn— 𝚃𝚎𝚛𝚊 𝙱𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚢𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚐... (@𝚃𝚎𝚛𝚊 𝙱𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚢𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚐...)1577364799.0
HE SOUGHT LOVE OUT THIS WHOLE TIME???? HE DIDNT JUST HAPPEN TO RUN INTO HER AT THIS NIRVANA GROCERY BOOK PLACE??? H… https://t.co/5KawXJQ7nx— мα∂ιѕση 𓃰 (@мα∂ιѕση 𓃰)1577355688.0
On meeting up.We bet these two felt more than a little foolish.
Joe blaming everything on Beck #YouNetflix https://t.co/3sdrpThJKy— ShaNell Monae' (@ShaNell Monae')1577382710.0
Another bitch with no curtains #YouNetflix #YOUSEASON2 https://t.co/UMQiKJKBZy— Barbra Wyre❓ (@Barbra Wyre❓)1577379905.0
joe when he saw love’s insta was private #younetflix https://t.co/nGpiDfoEue— fofo 🕷 (@fofo 🕷)1577348867.0
On shock.Yep, this would get us feeling nervous too.
On non-toxic characters.
You: “God all the characters in You are just so awful and toxic!!!” Me, an intellectual: #YouNetflix #YOUSEASON2 https://t.co/XHwmXonPSJ— Dane Becker (@Dane Becker)1577371881.0
In #YouSeason2, Joe moves to LA, which is great because it’s what LA needed: another good-looking sociopath. https://t.co/FOwgA9MhnC— The Soup (@The Soup)1577379725.0
On escapes.Not exactly subtle... but certainly effective.
episode 2 and I'm already asking myself what the fuck is happening #YouNetflix https://t.co/HE8twXMXPV— di (@di)1577357205.0
On Joe's internal monologue.
The way Joe started addressing his narrations to Love like five minutes after learning her name. Yea imma head out… https://t.co/T1oP7ZSijM— Virginia (@Virginia)1577384678.0
Joe: I’m trying to do it right this time. Also Joe: #YOUSEASON2 #YouNetflix https://t.co/yGUXtVFrZp— B. (@B.)1577352187.0
On peeping.He simply cannot resist.
joe trying to convince himself not to stalk love #younetflix https://t.co/KanL3oOcXS— fofo 🕷 (@fofo 🕷)1577348584.0
Joe will kill someone and then be like #YOUSEASON2 https://t.co/34ydbUSCVT— paula. (@paula.)1577379416.0
Dear Joe #YouNetflix #YOUSEASON2 https://t.co/m8FPSAnnNH— A (@A)1577352045.0
On that hat.
What Joe thinks happens when he puts on a hat #YouSeasonTwo https://t.co/yIb7R6gQr9— Trevor Norris (@Trevor Norris)1577558387.0
#YOUNetlix #YouSeasonTwo me: wow beautiful season. this is great I’m happy that everyone is happy :) Joe: “see you… https://t.co/NHdhaNaFuc— pri-KOH-shuh (@pri-KOH-shuh)1577693814.0
Me every time Forty said ‘Old Sport’ #YouSeasonTwo https://t.co/pKfrzmMPNn— Eve (@Eve)1577673615.0
#YouSeasonTwo Joe and Will figuring out Joe’s relationship problems https://t.co/lriaF2lQJv— krissy 💛 (@krissy 💛)1577601825.0
love after telling joe/will that she psycho as well #YouSeasonTwo #YouNetflix #NetflixYOU https://t.co/lz7euT8tql— lux (@lux)1577626288.0
On unexpected lols.
Why did this make me laugh out loud? #YouSeasonTwo 😭 https://t.co/YwLUGRcOxS— 𝒪. (@𝒪.)1577582836.0
done watching #YouSeasonTwo and all I have to say is https://t.co/V5n0ZImu6T— it’s just meera (@it’s just meera)1577569882.0
#YouNetflix #YouSeasonTwo Candace: Joe is CRAZY. He is capable of MURDER!! Love: https://t.co/8SHniH17wN— brit (@brit)1577548639.0
Joe “incognito” as soon as he puts his hat on #You https://t.co/ZFwKk4KN0S— Iweesha Bichwood (@Iweesha Bichwood)1577501390.0
On couple goals.
#You, #YOUSEASON2, #YouSeasonTwo what Love envisioned once she told Joe that she was bat shit crazy & murdered pe… https://t.co/yRUpwBFeGa— 𝐅𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒 (@𝐅𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒)1577587212.0
On being fooled.
Me rooting for Joe, giving him another chance, thinking he’d be different this time. #YouSeasonTwo https://t.co/n8MJ0IAwRA— danz. (@danz.)1577508424.0
On sass.Say what you like about Joe, but he has charisma.
On spoilers (again).
No context YOU season two spoilers 🤫 #You https://t.co/xaK0NFUryv— Yara Youssef (@Yara Youssef)1577647949.0
On inconvenience.There's got to be a simpler way to deal with couple arguments!
ok but I just learned another way to dispose of a body, you know... just in case. *adds minced meat grinder to cart… https://t.co/Xw850keKEW— Kris Jong-Un (@Kris Jong-Un)1577471794.0
On perfect matches.
#YouSeasonTwo in a wrap https://t.co/wlXNfwwDuW— Lèon (@Lèon)1577680825.0
On double standards.
Joe: *Sick and twisted* Love: *Reciprocates joes sick and twisted energy* Joe: #You2 #YOUSEASON2 #NetflixYOU https://t.co/zStHZyY3NM— Tookie Timeless ✨ (@Tookie Timeless ✨)1577491634.0
On babies.This is one we wouldn't fancy messing with.
this is funny to me #NetflixYOU #YOUNetlix #YouNetflix2 https://t.co/nxdjjVurJC— 𝖉𝖊𝖓𝖎𝖎🫐 (@𝖉𝖊𝖓𝖎𝖎🫐)1577665801.0
Me watching season 2 of #YOU thinking Joe was going to change https://t.co/eB4go6PQFO— Lauren 🏴💫 (@Lauren 🏴💫)1577593045.0