Clay Jensen

13 Reasons Why Netflix Adaptation Review

Its been months since I finished the series, haven’t had the time to write a review but here it is.

First is the show is so graphic and triggering, can’t finish all the episodes in one sitting. I can only watch two episodes or three a day then I need a break, it’s too heavy. So if you easily get triggered by bullying and sexual assault you should skip this one.

This show absolutely does not glamorize suicide. This show opens what life is like in reality, how everything affects everything. It shows the reality of suicide, the consequences and the collateral damage it will leave. For me, this show was raw and beautifully made. Yes, its triggering but this show tells everyone the truth on how ugly suicide is.

I also like what they did with the characters, they didn’t focus everything on Hannah’s perspective. The show gave us a glimpse of the lives of the people in the tapes, their life and how it led to that situation also how if affected their lives after they heard the tapes.

They didnt censored anything, they showed the suicide how Hanna did it, the sexual assault. That is why it is so graphic and triggering, good thing Netflix added warnings to it.

Season 2? A part of me wants to say Yes, because the show is so good and the cast are great. I want to see and watch them more but story wise I don’t know, I’m just not sure how will the story continue. The first season was so good and just to have a second season might ruin it and it will no longer be based on “13 Reasons Why” novel . I don’t know, but I’m good not having a second season.

PS. Watch the 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons to deeply understand the show, they explained everything there especially if you have questions why Hannah acted the way she acted. It really more than a show.



Review – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

According to Hannah Baker, there are thirteen sides to every story. And there are thirteen reasons why she swallowed a handful of pills, and left this world for good. When thirteen tapes show up on Clay’s doorstep just two weeks after Hannah–his classmate and crush– commits suicide, he’s intrigued. Then he presses play, and his life turns inside out. Hannah Baker is back, but only to explain why she left. But if he got the tapes, that means he is one of the thirteen reasons why. Throughout the course of one night, Clay travels through his hometown with Hannah’s voice playing through a Walkman, and nothing will look or feel the same again.

I finally had time to read this book, I was planning to read this back when I was in College but I don’t know why I never had time to read it. But I’m glad I didn’t read it because College was a roller coaster life and something in this book might trigger me I dont know, but I’m just glad I didn’t read it that time.

This book is sad, tragic, dark and heartbreaking for me. I find it hard to describe this book because this book is too painful to read, it’s just hard to read Hannah Baker’s tragic experiences and you know that these things really happens in the real world we live in.

While reading it, I feel bad for Hannah because she doesn’t deserve it no one deserves that. And you can’t really blame her for her choices, it’s just that she was surrounded by jerks and she didn’t get the help she needed. Also in this book, I never felt so much hatred for the characters, too many characters to hate! I freaking hate Bryce because he’s the one triggered Hannah to end it.

A part of me was feeling envious of Hannah Baker. Envious of one thing she did — that one thing she did cos I don’t have the guts to do it.

This book is so sad but it will make you more realize of the stuff you do to other people, even the tiniest bit has an effect on their life. We need to be careful on what we say and do to others, lets just be kind to one another because we don’t know whats really happening with their life. In short, DON’T BE A JERK! I know it doesn’t need a book for you to know and make you realize this stuff. We should know this because it’s what we need.

If you are going through something, I know its hard trust me I know. You just want everything to stop but please seek help, talk to someone cause it will make you feel a lot better. If you don’t have someone to talk, you can talk to me and I’ll try my best to answer and find time for you. There are support hotlines in this website . There’s nothing wrong in seeking help when you need it.

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”

PS: If you easily get trigger of bullying and rape, it think it’s better if you skip this one.