How Netflix’s ‘You’ questions the ethics of true crime media
Netflix’s ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ and ‘Dahmer– Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’, share a common theme. The main charecters are both serial killers and are presented as handsome and dangerously charming. It raises an important question; why are so many popular TV shows and movies romanticising real-life serial killers and where should the viewers’ sympathy truly lie?
TV & film writer Shannon Pendleton answers that very question by analysing season four of ‘You’, an American psychological thriller TV series that follows stalker and serial killer, Joe Goldberg, in his struggle to be a good man. Continue reading How Netflix’s ‘You’ questions the ethics of true crime media