Joseph Goldberg is the main character in the television series You. He is portrayed by Penn Badgley. Joe is a loner bookstore manager who becomes infatuated with a woman named Guinevere Beck and begins to stalk her in a variety of ways to find out everything about her and make her fall in love with him. However, his obsession soon becomes out of control when he starts trying to control every aspect of her life. Joseph Goldberg was the only child born into a dysfunctional relationship. He idealized his mother, who he said was his home no matter where they were. His father was abusive to him and his mother.
Joe is not a control freak on the bed and loves his girl to come above him and dominate.
Joe Goldberg is one of those rare sociopaths who come across as very charming. The reason is the way he carries himself in front of people. He is a master in the skill of manipulating people using his innocent face. This is because he is so clear about his intentions that even when he is committing a serious crime, he is clean in his own mind. Joe had a nightmarish childhood. His father used to beat his mother and hence Joe ended up killing him. Since then he thinks of himself as if he is in the world to protect women. He falls in love with those women who he thinks need his help. He loves to read their mind and even though he is wrong most of the times, Joe believes he knows women best.
Goldberg embodies some symptoms of antisocial and narcissistic personality disorders
Michelle Newblom , Copy Chief January 15, Kim Nucum. And for anyone not familiar with the show, the first season followed Joe in New York pursuing his love interest Guinevere Beck. This pursuit involved the death of three individuals— including Beck herself. There, he ironically meets his newest love interest, Love Quinn. He is charming, he is thoughtful, he is sweet. He is the ideal boyfriend. He is a murderer, a stalker and an obsessive, manipulative man.
Last year, like a lot of people, I was gripped when Netflix released its original series You starring Penn Badgley. Based on books by Caroline Kepnes, the initial series introduces us to Joe Goldberg, a book shop manager in New York who develops an unhealthy obsession with a customer. This obsession leads him to undertake some…very questionable pastimes. So, when season two was released just after Christmas, I was hooked for the second time around. In this piece, I am going to explain just some of the reasons why Joe could have found himself in court throughout both seasons of the show. In the pilot season, he uses the zoom on a camera to watch into the windows of Guinevere Beck, the object of his obsession. In the next season, we see him set up a telescope in his apartment for the very same purpose. This type of watching people without their consent is an offence in England and Wales known as voyeurism and it is protected under s67 of the Sexual Offences Act This crime involves watching, recording or photographing the victim without their knowledge or consent for the purpose of sexual gratification. Such actions are also an invasion of privacy and therefore, Joe could have not only been hit by a voyeurism offence but also a case linked to invasion of privacy.