By EMILY DE MELLO
13 Reasons Why is a Netflix series that has all of its viewers in tears. The show is about a fictional character named Hannah Baker, a girl who committed suicide her junior year. Before doing so, she made 13 tapes explaining why she did it. On those 13 tapes she explains 13 reasons why she did what she did. The rule is that they have to listen to all of the tapes and pass them to the person after them. The show focuses in on Clay Jensen’s point of view, a friend of Hannah’s, who was devastated by her death.
Since the series’ debut on Netflix, most people have watched this show already and have gone through the heartbreaking experience of Hannah’s life. Thirteen Reasons Why has viewers fall in love with the characters and the actors that play them. The show itself was amazing. The casting, cinematography, and music were perfectly chosen. The series has 13 episodes and each are an hour long. The episodes get more intense as you watch. The show always has you guessing who you can or can’t trust.
Many critics think that this Netflix series is far too dangerous and risky for teens to watch because of its contents. Some scenes are very graphic and potentially triggering for some people. They claim that the show could be influential toward the younger audience instead of just giving their message like they intended to.
The series has a great message and has excellent entertainment value. The show is extremely sad, so I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to anyone looking for a light-hearted series. I highly suggest watching this show if you can handle heavier topics such as suicide and self-harm. It’s worth the 13 hours for the experience you get out of it.