13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

Season 1

DVD - 2018
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After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate recieves a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Paramount Television, ©2018.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (717 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
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Adelheid
May 22, 2019

I am just so furious at this so called counselor, in my opinion he would not even make a good shoe sales man, , I know it is just a movie but they are out there in real life, totally bland and disengaged, lack of empathy, did he have a degree in Psychology I sure would want to see it, ! Seems there is a bad problems in the American school system, more than 13 reasons why, !

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triciasharp
May 21, 2019

I enjoyed the series. There are differences from the book, but I don't think they take away from the message being presented. Actually, I feel they make the series even more relevant in today's society and the issues and concerns faced at any school. Just like any series though, they always want to have the option for a second season, which is were some of the changes come into play. I've only watched the first episode of the second season, so I don't know how everything is goes to play out. I love the diverse cast and the fact that everyone isn't white. It shows what an actual high school looks like. Also, I probably wouldn't let someone that wasn't a teenager watch it though, so a PG-13 rating.

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schmegu_at_hcplc
Dec 29, 2018

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide, Self harm, bullying, etc.
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Honestly, I had a very hard time with this book and this series. As someone with depression and anxiety, and someone who has self-harmed more than she would like to admit, this entire show/book was rather triggering. In addition all of that, it glorifies suicide. The main character, Hannah, records all of those tapes, making sure that everyone knows exactly what happened to lead her to the final stage of killing herself. Then, with all of these tapes being sent out to the people her "caused her" to commit suicide, she gets revenge from the grave.

In that way, it glorifies suicide, because Hannah's actions show that you can exact revenge on those who wronged you, and everyone will feel pity for you, and thus glorify you when you're gone. THIS IS NOT TRUE. This is NOT how we should show students/teenagers to deal with mental illness. This is NOT how we should teach anyone to deal with mental illness. It is understandable that Hannah was angered by those who had hurt her. It is understandable that she would want to do something to make them suffer. It is NOT understandable that she would turn and kill herself to ensure her fellow classmates were brought down a few notches.

A few years ago, I taught ninth graders, and one of them had tried to kill herself. Thankfully, she was unsuccessful. This was around the same time that this series and this book was hugely popular. My student had been bullied relentlessly, and she felt as though the only way she had out of this horrible situation was to end her life. She was not inspired by the movie/book at all, but a lot of her peers were relating the event to the 13 Reasons Why.

To this day, I get upset hearing people talk about how it makes depression and suicidal tenancies easier to understand. It does NOT. This book does the exact opposite. It is a terrible excuse for making the average person understand mental illness. Please understand this. Please read/watch with caution.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 15, 2018

I read the book of this series as well. The book wasn't as good this series. And with all honesty, this series looks upon many important issues in today society which should be looked upon. Many things that Hannah goes through are easily relatable, which is the part I liked about the series. Many characters in the book were, in my opinion, very well thought out. I totally recommend this series to teenagers and adults. I give this series a 4 out of 5 stars. -@terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

13 Reasons Why is a show that touches on extremely important topics, especially in today's society. The first season touches on suicide, bullying, self harm, and substance abuse, amongst many other prominent issues. The show depicts the events from several different perspectives, which really shows how different people handle situations. 13 Reasons Why is a good show, but it has a few flaws. There are some scenes that are unnecessarily graphic, and the show could have conveyed the message in another way. Also, the way that adults in the show handle difficult situations was quite unrealistic. It is a television show, but when dealing with such sensitive subject matter, it should have been more realistic with how things were dealt with. I strongly suggest that an adult watches this before letting a teenager watch it, just because of the graphic scenes and coarse language. All in all, 13 Reasons Why is a good show that spreads awareness about some crucial issues, and you should give it a watch. 3/5. @peraltiago4ever of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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Merenwen
Jun 22, 2018

I haven't read the book, so I have nothing really to compare it to. I do think this has some flaws, though:

1. I thought that the scene depicting Hannah's suicide was unnecessarily graphic. I've seen suicide shown in other shows and movies, and it was done a lot more sensitively. (The movie The Skeleton Twins, for instance - when Bill Hader's character attempts suicide the same way, it was a lot less graphic.)
2. I'm pretty sure Clay's mother would have to recuse herself from the civil suit, because her son was a student at the school.
3. The guidance counselor would have had pamphlets to give to Hannah regarding what she discussed with him. (I won't say what she told him; I don't want to spoiler.) He also would be a mandatory reporter of crimes.

There are some important topics that this series brings up, such as sexual harassment, rape, domestic violence, and the disturbing trend of spreading compromising photos among high school circles. But I think some things could have been handled better and, in some cases, more accurately.

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humbleworm
Jun 02, 2018

I saw this on Netflix. This does a very good job of portraying the different perspectives, reactions and impacts of a tragedy. It is very easy to be dismissive on the basis of missed opportunities but there wouldn't be a compelling story if everything went as it should. You should finish it with a better idea of signs to look for and hopefully less inclination to do the same. A warning that there are some pretty graphic scenes and you should probably watch it before your teenage kids do.

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Merenwen
Jun 22, 2018

Sexual Content: There are scenes of rape.

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Merenwen
Jun 22, 2018

Violence: There are violent scenes, including one of domestic violence.

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Merenwen
Jun 22, 2018

Coarse Language: Swearing throughout, including many F-bombs.

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Merenwen
Jun 22, 2018

Merenwen thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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humbleworm
Jun 02, 2018

humbleworm thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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