Re-rating. I originally wrote this off as 'revenge fantasy' suicide glorifying propaganda that would have the opposite sociological implication to its root intention. I was wrong. Whilst there are flaws, and the melodramatic Americanisms grate, I can understand (as a teacher) why pupils have taken to this contentious but profound evaluation of broken adolescent souls.
Another failed attempt in discussing a difficult topic with a worldwide auditorium. Mental illness is not explicitly mentioned in any of the episodes - the show missed a good opportunity to discuss the most important cause leading to suicide. The context of the show is very complicated. That's just not how it works.
Maybe it's one of the great show of the year. 13 REASONS WHY is thought-provoking, easy to follow (but depressing), and intriguing. It's like watching a Shakespearean tragedy but change it into nowadays highschool life. I liked 13 REASONS WHY because its character-driven & each characters have a unique persona. The only flaw is that sometimes one of the character made a silly decision & it's laughable. But no problem
Confused between which word fits the series well: dramatizing or romanticizing suicide? Or even, glorifying? Nevermind the third. But I really am thinking that this series is way too overrated. I hate that people praise it saying that this raise awareness of suicide. I'll tell you: this is not.