Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherYou can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.
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Netflix added this introductory video to the series last year—just one of several updated content warnings the show incorporated after an outpouring of concern and critiques from viewers, parents, and mental health experts. But the warning creates a paradox. So who, precisely, is 13 Reasons Why for—and what, exactly, is it trying to tell them? Her suicide played out onscreen in uncommonly graphic detail , alarming experts who warned that such depictions could inspire copycats. Only this year did Netflix and 13 Reasons Why creator Brian Yorkey announce that the show had finally chosen to edit the most graphic details out of the scene. Meanwhile, in both its second season and its third, which premiered on Netflix Friday, 13 Reasons Why has broadened its scope.
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Many psychologists raised concerns that one specific scene depicting how Hannah did it which was removed several years later could spark a contagion effect. While it was always overwrought, the first season of 13 Reasons Why was punctuated with moments of sincerity that rang true, especially in scenes that illustrated the friendship and connection between Hannah and her exceptionally earnest friend Clay. In contrast, the subsequent two seasons have routinely missed the mark, depicting adolescence as a time of cloying sweetness and unbearable cruelty. In the recently released third season, it continues to traffic in cliche, presenting a teen drama that is one-part soap opera and one part after-school special. The result is a show that comes across as slapdash and careless about the very problems it proclaims to take seriously.