13 Reasons Why- Netflix original

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  1. May 22, 2017 #81 of 133
    kaszeta

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    Just binged that while Carol was out of town.

    That's probably one of the most depressing things I've ever watched. Still thought it was great, though.

    Now to go watch something more cheerful, like Jean de Florette
     
  2. May 24, 2017 #82 of 133
    hapster85

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    I think you may have looked up the wrong actor for Tony. Christian Navarro is 25, and as far as I can tell, isn't married. Certainly not in 2003, when he was about 12. Anyway, casting 20 something's as high schoolers is pretty typical, especially when such mature themes are involved.

    High school kids can have a pretty broad range of apparent ages. At my youngest son's ring ceremony a few weeks ago, for example, a few of the guys had full beards and looked more like college juniors, than high schoolers. While others still appeared quite baby-faced. So I didn't find the actors to be too old for their parts.

    I think the show did a good job of portraying the drama, both real and imagined, that high schoolers endure on a daily basis. As adults, it can be easy for us to dismiss it as trivial, because with the perspective of age and experience, we understand it is only temporary. I think we sometimes forget how immediate and all consuming it can feel for our adolescents.

    I've read a few articles saying the show was bad because it glorified suicide. Makes me wonder if those saying that actually watched it, because there was nothing glorified in how anything was portrayed. While watching, I did find myself questioning if the graphic nature was entirely necessary, but afterwards, I decided yes. As hard as it was to watch at times, I don't think it would have been nearly as powerful had they toned it down.

    Regardless of how one feels about it, 13 Reasons Why has gotten people talking, and I think that's a good thing.
     
  3. May 24, 2017 #83 of 133
    Robin

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    As an adult I agree with you: it was an incredibly powerful anti-suicide PSA. I watched through her mom's eyes and it was phenomenally painful.

    But as a teen? They might see the pain it causes Hannah's tormentors and think maybe this is a good idea.

    I remember when I was a kid barely noticing the adults in the shows I watched.
     
  4. May 24, 2017 #84 of 133
    mtnagel

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    Thanks for clarifying. I'm pretty sure I was looking up the correct person.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2017 #85 of 133
    mrizzo80

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    Just finished this series yesterday... I only watched an episode a week even though the show was very bingeable. Had to look away more than once during the suicide scene.

    Great storyline, great writing, interesting and diverse ensemble cast, great leads, loved Kate Walsh's performance as the mom, very well-produced show, and nice cinematography. It did drag a bit at times.

    I'm looking forward to season 2, though I just don't see it as being as strong as season 1.

    The finale had a nice Selena Gomez remake (wow, 25M views) of the early 80's song "Only You" by Yazoo that I first heard a portion of on an episode of The Americans a couple years ago.



     
  6. Mar 5, 2018 #86 of 133
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    We just finished episode 3 or 4 and we are giving up and jumping forward to maybe the final two episodes. Way too slow moving, and Clay, a guy who does not talk and walks around in a daze makes me want to dot him on the nose. Listen to the darn tapes so you know what is going or better yet, give them to your moms.

    I call his ?friend? Tony '1 Jump Street'. He looks like an undercover narc that infiltrated the high school.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2018 #87 of 133
    TriBruin

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    I would NOT jump ahead. There is a lot of information still to come that will make the final episodes make sense. The last two episodes need the context of everything that came before it.

    (Although I agree with you on the wanting Clay to just listen to the tapes. It does seem to drag out way too long. But, if the show was "3 Reasons Why", it probably would not have been as good.
     
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  8. Mar 5, 2018 #88 of 133
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    I agree that it is slow moving, but definitely worth sitting through the entire series
     
  9. Mar 6, 2018 #89 of 133
    Robin

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    And at some point Clay himself addresses why he's going so slow.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2018 #90 of 133
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  11. May 1, 2018 #91 of 133
    gossamer88

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    I saw this on Netflix's Instagram today. Not sure I'm going to watch. Although I like S1, this is really a one season type show.
     
  12. May 1, 2018 #92 of 133
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    Probably but I'm willing to give it a chance and see where they take it.
     
  13. May 2, 2018 #93 of 133
    Dan203

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    If they continue with the same girl's story, like the trailer suggests, I'm out.

    If it deals with a completely different subject, like perhaps a school shooting like they hinted at in the last episode of S1, then it might be worth a watch.
     
  14. May 21, 2018 #94 of 133
    photoshopgrl

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    Is there a thread for the new season or are we continuing this?
     
  15. May 21, 2018 #95 of 133
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    I have seen some reviews dissing the 2nd season so I have decided to stay away until I hear otherwise.
     
  16. May 21, 2018 #96 of 133
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    Oh well yeah, I had some things to say myself. I haven't read any reviews, didn't want anyone else in my head while I watched it.
     
  17. May 21, 2018 #97 of 133
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    Season 2 was weird. Think they made some silly revelations that change my views on season 1. I also think they chickened out on what could have been a powerful direction that could have been a great season 3. Overall I give season 2 a meh... They blew it.
     
  18. May 21, 2018 #98 of 133
    gossamer88

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    Thanks for saving me 13 hours!
     
  19. May 21, 2018 #99 of 133
    Dan203

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    I thought it was pretty good. I agree there were some odd revelations that kind of contradicted/changed S1 though. There was also a subplot with his new girlfriend that took sort of a strange turn. Almost like something they'd do to write someone out of a show, but she wasn't really a main character they needed to write out of the show so it seemed unnecessary.
     

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