Hey stranger, This is Silas. Welcome to your tape.
Lol, Well yesterday I finished watching 13 Reasons Why and so I’ve decided to review it.
First things first, few things about the show. The show is based on a novel by Jon Asher. It stars Dylan Minette as Clay Jensen, Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, Alisha Bose as Jessica Davis, Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker, Miles Heizer as Alex Standall, Ross Butler as Zach Dempsey, Devin Druid as Tyler Down, Amy Hargreaves as Lainey Jensen, Derek Luke as Kevin Porter, Kate Walsh as Olivia Baker.
Well there’s no point of telling spoilers or no spoilers, everyone knows everything since beginning. Hannah Baker gives 13 reasons why she killed herself and let’s just say everyone guessed the 13 names right after the first episode….atleast I did. Well the 13th reason was a bit of a surprise. Anyhoo, talking about the show, the show is made very beautifully; I like how they maintained a typical mysterious backdrop throughout the series. I was really enjoying the show and looking forward to the ending, but I’m just gonna be honest here, I did not like the ending. I didn’t understand exactly what happened. Before getting on that lets discuss 13 reasons where the show went wrong.
- You, even in the virtual reality, cannot justify suicide.
- Hannah Baker could have easily talked the situation at school with her parents.
- She should’ve mentioned Bryce’s name for raping her when she was given a chance but she didn’t.
- Already Mr. and Mrs. Baker were on a bit of a tight spot, added upon by their daughter committing suicide.
- Few names on the list did not deserve to be there.
- Clay Jenson was so not a reason why Hannah killed herself.
- Hannah Baker literally put an emotional scar on Clay jenson for the rest of his life.
- The show did not end well.
- Bryce and Justin deserved to be behind the bars.
- Too many open ends in the final episode.
- Clay should’ve opened up to his mother about the bullying situation at school.
- Proper criminal proceedings should’ve been initiated towards Bryce Walker.
- The shows end should’ve given closure to the Bakers, which it didn’t.
I understand that the show is actually to increase awareness about suicide issues but on the contrary, I was going through some facebook posts and saw the comments where people are actually supporting Hannah. Really? Is the show trying to support suicide? I guess not. Imagine a world where every teen committed suicide and left a bunch of tapes for people to figure out why they killed themselves. Instead of actually opening up to your parents about the situation. You just can’t justify suicide. I found the show a tiny bit misleading for the society.
Talking about the ending. What was that? All of a sudden you see Clay and his friends driving away in a car and he starts smiling? That was kind of creepy. Where did they go? What happened to Bryce Walker? What about the other subpoena’s that were filed? What happened to the Baker’s after they listened to the tapes?
I was really enjoying the show while it was going on, but I was so disappointed by the ending.
I’d say once a watch but do not get inspired from it.
The show – 4/5 (Here I’m referring to the direction, and making of the show)
Story/Concept – 1/5