- There are a lot of things you may not know about Netflix’s thriller series “You.”
- Scenes in Mooney’s bookstore are filmed in an actual book store in New York City.
- Warning: Spoilers ahead for season one and two of “You.”
They also noted that the word was said a bit more often during season one than it was during season two.
According to the account, the first episode of the series features the word “you” the most.
In a 2018 interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said he was “conflicted” about the part, largely because the show is framed as a love story. “If this is a love story, what is it saying?” he said.
Ultimately, discussions with showrunners Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti convinced Badgley the part and show had enough nuance to make it worth taking.
“You” was Kepnes’ first book, but according to her website, she’s written for shows including “7th Heaven” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
Kepnes also wrote “You Got Me Babe,” the eighth episode of “You.”
“The voice clicked for me in that moment,” she said. “I was obsessing about social media, and I had wanted to write something like this. But it was in that moment that I really got it. Joe is someone who is always the one looking and judging. He’s very at ease with that in himself. That’s where I found this great outlet for my little frustrations.”
Although little was changed about the actual bookstore, Logos does not have a cage in its basement. The basement scenes in “You” were filmed on a separate set in the Bronx.
This scene was no joke to film since it was actually shot at a New York City subway station and many safety guidelines were in place.
“I had to take an eight-hour course to be on those tracks,” Lail told BUILD series in 2018. Badgley said he also took this course.
Badgley also said that after the training course he and Lail received cards certifying them to go on subway tracks for a year and a half.
They go on to have a romantic ride on what is not actually the Staten Island Ferry, the only major way to travel by boat from Manhattan to Staten Island.
“What could happen on the upper deck of an immensely popular tourist destination?” Joe asked as he boarded what was supposedly the ferry.
It is possible to film on the Staten Island Ferry, and movies and shows have done so in the past — but this scene likely didn’t do so. The real-life Staten Island Ferry is much more orange than its TV counterpart.
This is a departure from the book, and one that wasn’t initially going to happen on the TV show.
In a 2018 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gamble said she and Berlanti decided at about the middle of the first season to bring Candace back, and they started to “misdirect” viewers to make them think she was dead.
“I was so disappointed when I couldn’t take it because they only had one that they found at some random thrift shop, and I was like, ‘Ahh, alright,” she told Insider. “If they had multiple options then maybe I could have taken one.”
During the show’s finale, Beck wears Joe’s Nirvana T-shirt. There’s also a nail salon called Nirvana next to the onscreen and real-life location of the bookstore.
And, during season two, the show centers around the grocery and wellness store Anavrin, which is Nirvana spelled backward.
“I think the most unsettling thing is probably when we shot the sex scene where we were both meant to start having sex and come simultaneously in five seconds. I found that really disturbing,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in 2020. “I was like, ‘How are we … ? That’s not real.'”
“I was so nervous,” the actress told Page Six. “I told Penn upfront, ‘Hey, I’ve never done this before.’ And he was like, ‘It’s gonna be OK.'”
She said the show’s intimacy coordinator, who helps walk through sex scenes and ensure actors’ well-being during them, was also helpful.
“It’s actually funny, because I’m a year older than Victoria [Pedretti], and much older than my character, so those moments where she’s referring to me as a teenager were always really funny because I’m older than she is,” the actor told Teen Vogue.
“So my relationship with the show goes way back, and I actually went to college with Elizabeth Lail, who played Guinevere Beck in the first season,” he added.
“When I found out that I was going to have to cry I was like, ‘You know what? I am going to hack this, totally in the vein of Sherry and Cary,” she said.
Grant said she improved her skills with script analysis and mental tricks.
In a somewhat surprising move, Joe gets down on the ground and holds Forty as he cries.
“That was a version of that scene that Penn and I sort of created together,” Scully explained in an interview with Glamour in 2019. “It’s not what was written in the script, but we talked a lot about the relationship between Forty and Joe, which at that point was a little more than a friendship, obviously.”
He added that the majority of the show’s cast, directors, and writers are women.