13 Reasons Why is Netflix’ latest original programming, based on the book by Jay Asher, following the story of Hannah Baker, a high schooler who commits suicide, and the tapes she left behind explaining what led her to that conclusion.
This show should not be watched if you are suicidal. Instead, visit www.13ReasonsWhy.info or the Jed Foundation and reach out vocally to people around you for help.
It seems like no matter what I did I kept letting people down.
Hannah Baker is a high school student, who after a move loses her best friend, sending her into a tailspin.
Before she ended things, she recorded 13 sides (7 tapes) with her story on them. The rules she left behind are simple enough: (1) Listen to them. (2) Pass them on to the next person on the list.
Each person listens to the entirety of the story, learning the roles they played in Hannahs life, while also learning all the other deep dark secrets being carried around in the school.
Little things matter.
But when Clay, our listener for this adventure, gets his hands on them, he starts to take revenge on those that harmed her, leaving the others to go to desperate lengths to keep their shameful acts to themselves.
An absolutly great story, with fantastic camera work (especially after watching Iron Fist), and has the suspense built up perfectly throughout the show to keep it flowing and addictive.
Trust me, I’ve been there.
Katherine Langford stars as Hannah Baker, and she is the perfectly beautiful girl for this role.
Feels like a great cross between two John Green books, The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns.
This show is fantastic, and a must watch for anyone that can stomach the pain that this girl felt.
The show pulls you in on Episode 1, and just won’t let go until you finish listening, and there were times where I, like Clay, wasn’t sure if I could continue along, to see how things went so wrong for Hannah.
Not a horror show, but a suspense/mystery/drama that will leave you aching for more.
This show gets a 9.8 out of 10.
You are going to tell me this one’s no big deal, but let me tell you about being lonely. Humans are a social species, we rely on connections to survive. Even the most basic social interactions help keep us alive. Statistics prove that the subjective feeling of loneliness can increase the likelihood of premature death by 26%…
…The kind of lonely I’m talking about is when you feel like you’ve got nothing left. Nothing and no one. Like you’re drowning and no one will throw you a line. And when you’re that kind of lonely , you reach for anything, no matter how silly it seems. We all need it. Human contact.”