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8 January 2019, 12:44 | Updated: 8 January 2019, 15:33
'You' on Netflix has captured audiences but have you noticed the Gossip Girl connection? Twitter fans have been pointing out the huge similarities.
If you haven’t binge-watched all ten episodes of Netflix’s new creepy psychological thriller You, first of all... what have you been doing with your life? And second, look away now as this article contains spoilers. And Gossip Girl references.
One day a woman called Beck walks into the store and he becomes completely obsessed with her and stalks her online so that he can become the perfect boyfriend.
You can watch the trailer below:
Any Gossip Girl fans will immediately recognise Joe as he’s played by Penn Badly - the same guy who played Dan Humphrey AKA ‘Lonely Boy’. Dan was finally revealed to be Gossip Girl in the final episode of the hit TV show which spanned five years.
And now viewers have suggested You is in fact the sequel to Gossip Girl.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “After failing to make it as a writer & his divorce Dan Humphrey suffers a breakdown.
"Post asylum he changes his name, ghosts all his friends, starts working at a bookstore. And then there is Candace."
Okay if you’re gonna watch #You on Netflix, please watch Gossip Girl first if you haven’t already & tell me this isn’t hilarious to watch Dan go from obsessing over a blonde Serena to obsessing over a blonde Beck while upping his stalking game & tossing some murder in on the side— Murphy🦂 (@lania_x) January 1, 2019
if you think about it Joe in #YouNetflix is just an extreme version of Dan starting the gossip girl blog to get Serena to notice him— sheck wes juliet (@iyanureeves) January 8, 2019
You on Netflix is like if Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl went insane.— Alison Prejean (@alisonprejean) January 8, 2019
Another added: “You on Netflix has dan from gossip girl acting like a stalker so nothings really changed.”
You know you love him, XOXO!