I just finished watching Season 2.
I really enjoyed Season 1. It was pretty intriguing to see how all the characters contributed to the main character's death. They all brought something different and interesting to the story. What I liked about the original premise was that each episode was centrally focused on one character and their tape, how they interacted with Hannah and did things which ultimately lead to her suicide. The last episode of Season 1 was particularly emotional and heart-wrenching and I thought it was well-done.
When I heard at had been renewed for a second season, I was skeptical because the first season had a pretty conclusive ending, and they'd be expanding on the story originally introduced in the book. I got what I was expecting. The second season was a lot less gripping and it lost a lot of the appeal the first one had. The courtroom scenes dragged on and got repetitive and didn't really hold my interest. The season seemed all over the place too, hitting way too many characters and subplots in one episode, and was a bit hard to follow. With the second season, they seemed to be making the show an extreme version of Degrassi.
One of the big controversies of this season was in the last episode with
. That was uncomfortable to watch.
The season ended on a cliffhanger so it seems like they want to leave it open for another.