So I’m somewhat late to all of this 13 Reasons Why hype but better late than never hey?! I absolutely loved the first series and the way that they ended things in the last episode got me extremely disappointed when I found out series 2 isn’t scheduled for release until 2018.
I must warn you before you watch it, this is quite a graphic programme which does cover a lot of taboo subjects, however I do think it is a must watch for teenagers and young adults to make sure they take away some of the very important messages the series covers. I think the messages the series conveys is probably why it has been so popular, I myself have known people who have been in a similar situation to Hannah and I feel that if I had watched 13 Reasons Why a few years ago then I would have been able to deal with situations a lot better and offer much more valuable support.
Away from the messages that this show so brilliantly conveys, the build-up and story is fantastically pieced together – granted the opening few episodes are quite slow however it all builds up to the final couple of episodes and is well worth the initial grind. As well as a fantastic story, there is a great cast as well, Katherine Langford who plays Hannah Baker was particularly impressive and stood out to me, as I think she managed to perfectly capture all the motions a teenage girl goes through.
What makes the show so relatable to people and one of the reasons why I believe it has received such a great reception is the concept of the show. Having one episode or ‘tape’ per person gives us a real insight to each characters life and their actions and reasons for their actions. This allows you to fully understand the character and I think this what makes the series so compelling and hit home so hard.
To watch or not to watch? – For me, shows like 13 Reasons Why make my Netflix subscription completely worthwhile! I absolutely love 13 Reasons Why and urge to you to watch it!