When You hit Netflix at the end of last year, the whole world watched, entranced, as the creepiest bookshop employee ever seduced his writing-student obsession, and left a pile of corpses in his wake. While there was never going to be a happy ending for Penn Badgely's Joe, there was good news for creators of the series, as the terrifying thriller was renewed for another season. You season 2 dropped just last week, and yet again, the world has gone wild for murderous (yet oddly charming) lead, Joe - played by Penn Badgely.
Now a video of Penn doing ASMR has surfaced on Twitter - and the world has gone absolutely wild for it.
Netflix's You hit our screens on December 26th of 2018.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 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
And one thing was for certain.Joe wasn't going to be unable to outrun his past for too long. You can take the man away from stalking, but you can't take the stalker out of the man, after all.
The second series of You was loosely based on Kepnes' follow up book.The second book, called Hidden Bodies, came out in 2016.
But it's safe to say fans of series 1 were in for a treat."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.
And there was another reason fans were excited for series 2.Another opportunity to look at Penn Badgely's oddly charming face.
Why is the internet so attracted to this terrifying man?Who knows - but Penn's latest move has cemented him as Twitter's ultimate heartthrob.
Because a video has surfaced that's got the whole internet talking.Penn Badgely has done an ASMR video that's made everyone online go absolutely crazy.
The reason?It's given everyone goosebumps - but, like, in a good way.
Many had this reaction.
have never watched a single thing penn badgley's been in except for easy a and yes. now it's official i will be sta… https://t.co/adzSqn0ZTu— j*sh o'c*nn*r propagandist (@j*sh o'c*nn*r propagandist)1577598006.0
And some got straight to the point.
it's 1am. i am h*rny <3— j*sh o'c*nn*r propagandist (@j*sh o'c*nn*r propagandist)1577599144.0
Some were confused.
@ahiddenIife I don’t even think he’s remotely attractive so why my pnssy quiver— 🛸 (@🛸)1577636952.0
Some felt emotional.
@ahiddenIife I can feel my heartbeat— Protect Trans Kids / BLM ✊🏾 (@Protect Trans Kids / BLM ✊🏾)1577641787.0
While for others this was just confirmation of what they already knew.Penn Badgely is certainly doing it for some people...
Some found themselves addicted.
@ahiddenIife I honestly can’t stop watching this. Every time it pops up on my feed I’m sitting here playing it on r… https://t.co/CfjEqnv6Bz— Kaylynn Michelle 🥀 (@Kaylynn Michelle 🥀)1577695906.0
Others noticed this.
@ahiddenIife And I didn’t understand how those women were attracted to Bundy, but here is enough evidence to show t… https://t.co/NjcchUo8Gv— It's TABATHA (@It's TABATHA)1577951969.0
Some were left feeling troubled.
@ahiddenIife @MotherOfDoggons I 100% want his character dead but he was so charming and broken a part of me definit… https://t.co/43CDxCLY6Y— Gary Bleck 🧷 (@Gary Bleck 🧷)1577676263.0
Some pointed this out.If you like Joe Goldberg, you're gonna love Dan Humphrey.
But things have only gotten worse.
@ahiddenIife I have always had a thing for him since Gossip Girl.... it’s only gotten worse https://t.co/mg5sWP9xpV— ☀️🌙🌌 (@☀️🌙🌌)1577648652.0
Some realized dark truths about themselves.
@Alpha_Escapade @ahiddenIife I'm okay if @PennBadgley kills me and that's my super flaw.— Julia (@Julia)1577672482.0
Although some were quick to make this distinction.
@ahiddenIife To be clear I like Penn and not the serial killer who literally gets away with staring at people in pu… https://t.co/XwVR77XvwQ— Kii (@Kii)1577727494.0
Some found a unique use for the video.
@ahiddenIife Been listening his asmr vid to fall asleep for the past week. His voice is sooooooooo luscious. This… https://t.co/W2bK6FwkgX— (Hot Girl Pisces)⁷ (@(Hot Girl Pisces)⁷)1577678465.0
While some looked to the future.
@ahiddenIife i’m just excited for his future roles because his acting in You deserves ATTENTION & i expect roles to… https://t.co/oVgnZ4QaHq— sanj (@sanj)1577661546.0
And some had a pretty simple response.
@strawbetty_ @ahiddenIife Tinglessss— Holly (@Holly)1577733914.0
While for some, it all got too much.We can see where they're coming from!
But one thing is for sure.
@ahiddenIife I’ve never seen so many horny females under a single tweet.— Cøllins ✰ (@Cøllins ✰)1577777808.0
Luckily, the internet was on hand to cool us down.
@ahiddenIife If anybody wants a cool down I got you https://t.co/s5JfCHwEdn— Iris (@Iris)1577647347.0
Here's the video that got everybody talking.
the way that this has made me unbelievably feral right now holy shit https://t.co/1JYPhVF0LZ— j*sh o'c*nn*r propagandist (@j*sh o'c*nn*r propagandist)1577597943.0