Kinda surprised there hasn't already been a thread for this considering how big a splash it made last year.
13 Reasons Why is a Netflix series (directed by Selena Gomez) based on a best-selling book by Jay Asher. Both are about a teenage girl who commits suicide after a few unfortunate incidents with her friends/"friends" in high school and records tapes of her voice outlining why she did it.
I can certainly see why it's so controversial. I watched the first season a couple days after it came out and really couldn't for the life of me figured out how anyone involved thought it was a good idea to release it, but I guess it made good money because they made a season 2, stretching the plot even farther than the book.
I haven't seen S2, but from what my friends have told me it's even worse than the original. I find that pretty shocking to be honest, as for me personally S1 was really a new low for any show I've ever seen (for many reasons, though at this point it's kind of late for me to write my own review on it).
Has anyone here seen it yet? I know opinions on the show generally vary greatly and it's hard to get a general consensus, so I'm curious as to what people here think. More specifically, would you consider the show or book to accurately represent suicide and mental health? Is it the kind of show you'd recommend to those struggling with such illnesses? Entertainment-wise, how does Season 2 compare to the original? Any thoughts or comments on either season are welcome.
All of my imaginary friends think I have mental problems.
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