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.