You is one of Netflix’s most binge-able recent releases, and it still has people thinking about the perils of social media privacy, book stores, and just trusting men in general.
It’s been about a month since the show dropped and yet a lot of fans are only just figuring out what the show’s name really ~means~.
So, I think we all got the obvious significance of ‘you’, which seems to be in the same tone as our protagonist’s interior monologue. Joe’s narration speaks directly to the object of his obsession, meaning he says ‘you’. A lot.
But besides that, there’s a cheeky trick about the show’s title that is a very recent revelation for a lot of fans, including me.
i just get why “you” on netflix is called “you”. bc my friend asked what i’m doing and i said “im watching you” and it honestly sounds just as creepy as the whole season is….. 👀
— keyana land (@keyanaland) January 8, 2019
If you’ve ever accidentally sounded like a creeper when telling someone “I’m watching You“, this is not an accident, and you are not alone. This tweet alone has nearly 5k retweets and 28k likes.
It’s so simple, but so easy to miss.
— THE NORTH REMEMBERS (@LongLivLucio) January 11, 2019
— Violeta (@VioletaYorlo) January 9, 2019
Netflix responded to theory seeming to confirm it, or at least take credit for a suspiciously eloquent use of language trickery.
I'M SHOOK pic.twitter.com/AvDp6CX9j6
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 9, 2019
So there you go. I personally feel 70% less smart for not noticing this but at least I’m not alone.