Joe Goldberg: all the information about the character of the series You

Joe Goldberg is the hero, or rather the antihero of the series Youwhose the fourth season is to be discovered on the Netflix catalog from February 9, 2023. The character is, at first glance, a friendly and rather handsome bookseller, who does not really attract attention. Calculator and fine strategist, Joe Goldberg doesn’t really have any friends and is constantly looking for someone who could offer him all the affection and love he lacked when he was younger. In general, he becomes attached to girls of the same profile as him: a little lost. Girls he wants to save, after freeing his mother from her abusive father. It then becomes obsessive: he must know everything about them, and be careful not to disappoint him as he discovers them, otherwise, it can quickly become nasty. Every person who approaches, and even worse, becomes attached to Joe, is threatened with death. The serial killer also gets rid of people he deems harmful to his life. Since Joe Goldberg is a romantic, but also a sensitive and sensitive paranoid, it would almost sometimes come to “excuse” the atrocities he commits. Yet, although Joe sometimes acts on the basis of personal morality, like all killers, it must be remembered that trusting him can cost you your life.

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Biography of Joe Goldberg

Joe Goldberg, real name Joseph Goldberg, works in a bookstore. He grows up between a resigning mother, Sandy, and an abusive father. He kills the latter with a gun in order to protect her. A disturbed teenager, he was then placed in a home, a place in which his daily life was punctuated by the beatings received by the other boys at the boarding school. He befriends the nurse who quickly becomes a moral support for him. Yes, Joe Goldberg has always been smarter and smarter than other kids his age, he knows how to talk to women. She too is a victim of violence from her companion, so he tries to help her as he can and develops a little more his savior syndrome. As an adult, he then falls in love with Beck, whose life he takes when she notices the strange and possessive temperament of her seemingly perfect boyfriend. Her best friend, Peach, is also a collateral victim. You shouldn’t get in his way. Over the seasons of You on Netflix, the psychopath does many other victims: Benji (Lou Taylor Pucci), Beck’s boyfriend Elijah (Esteban Benito), his sweetheart’s ex Candace (Ambyr Childers), Ron (Daniel Cosgrove), an abusive former parole officer, Jasper (Steven W Bailey), comedian Henderson (Chris D’Elia), Ryan Goodwin (Scott Michael Foster), Delilah (Carmela Zumbado) and finally Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), his last wife and mother of his son Henry. This list is obviously subject to change after season 4 of You.

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Who plays Joe Goldberg?

Joe Goldberg is played by Penn Badgleyalso known as Dan Humphrey, deranged stalker from Gossip Girl. Born in 1986, he began his acting career by dubbing made for video games. He then landed his first roles in Will & Grace, The Young and the Restless or in Do Over. In the cinema, he made himself known in the film for teenagers John Tucker must die. In 2007, he then joined the distribution of gossip girl season 1 as Dan, which he will play until the 6th season. the adventure You starts in 2018, and in 2023, he will again play the famous Joe Goldberg. In parallel with season 4, he starred in The Birthday Cake and Here Today in 2021.

Why we love to hate Joe Goldberg

Despite his abusive temperament, Joe Goldberg attracts, somewhat despite ourselves, our sympathy. The antihero of You is also the narrator of the series, which allows him to have “a right of reply” on its actions. The voiceover somehow makes the character manage to explain the unjustifiable. His intelligence, his flaws and his charisma make him a character fascinating and touching, although every naturally composed person is aware that Joe Goldberg suffers from paranoia, lack of affection, hypersensitivity and many other pathologies. Finally, between the deep love he believes he has for his conquests and his unhealthy side, there is only one step. A bit like the feelings we have towards him: we know he’s bad, but we love him anyway.

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Joe Goldberg: all the information about the character of the series You