Lessons from a Popular Stalker Romance

The Netflix series You gave people a reason to stay home this winter, and made some women reconsider whether their college boyfriend was really sweet or actually a creep. The stalker romance featured all the trappings of our digital world set in New York City. It taught me a lot about following your heart, trusting your instincts, and what Penn Badgley has been up to. If you’re one of the ten people who haven’t watched the series yet, stop reading now if you want to avoid spoilers. For the rest of humanity, here’s what I learned:

  • Wearing a hat makes you hard to see. Pairing a hat with a zipped-up jacket creates an invisibility cloak.
  • Runner’s high comes from bludgeoning someone with a rock.
  • A climate-controlled book storage room in the basement of a store can be used for more than just keeping old texts in good condition. It can also be a detox chamber, a jail cell, and a place for a fun surprise date.
  • A woman always sleeps with her therapist. Especially when that therapist is John Stamos.
  • Telling the neighbour kid about your secret hiding place is dumb because kids say the darndest things.
  • A ground floor apartment calls for neither curtains nor modesty.
  • “Ron” is a dick name. All Rons are dicks.
  • The Internet and social media have created an entire population of shallow, amoral liars.  
Molly Donovan

Molly Donovan

I grew up in the USA, but don't hold that against me because I'm also Canadian. Just think of me as the mole.

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