The topic that is trending worldwide. 13 Reasons Why. A TV Show that is based on a book written by Jay Asher and, as soon as the season came out the social networks started to flew around this main topic.
What is it about? Who appears in it? Is it good, is it bad? Does anyone recommend it? What is the best part and what is the worst?
The story revolves around a girl. Hannah Baker and her story, and the reasons why she decided to end her life. There’s 7 tapes, each one of them with two sides A and B, that are respectively 1 and 2, 3 and 4, on and on. Except for the last one, tape number 7 only has a side A.
The tapes were passed around through the reasons, mostly the people that are in them, and it stops on Tape 6, side A, that is Clay. We watch the whole season based on how he listens and examinates them. He is deeply attached to it and he suffers on the inside while listening to all of them. After all, he was in love with her and it still hurts him to listen to her voice and imagine her going through all of it.
But there’s one slight issue that I would like to point out. We see everything based on her, and some other people but not as much as in her. And that’s where people fail while watching and judging the TV Show. People are so caught up on her side, on her talk that we don’t see that there’s others suffering just like her and possibly might have taken the same path as her or not because that’s what we are all intrigued about.
We go through a lot of phases. Verbal and Social Bullying. Rape. Loving and hating characters on the show. Parties and the consequences of drinking.
And in the end, we find ourselves completely and utterly attached to this show. We don’t know if we should watch the 13 episodes all in one, like Alex, or one at a time, like Clay did, with the tapes.
And trust me, there’s a lot of ways for doing it. We either suffer while watching it and then we don’t have the ”strength” to watch it all together or we see it all at once.
On my own opinion I think I was a mixture of both, I was either Clay or Alex, there was no in between for me.
But, I’ll tell you one thing. It is indeed a great show and I deeply recommend it. Mostly to parents but also to young adults. You’ll know, that once you’ve watched it you’ll see a lot in a different way.
For me, it didn’t change much because my perspective on a lot of things in life was already quite similar to what the show presented but in the end, I learned one more lesson, and I’m grateful for spending time on doing it.
“You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have is…now.”