In the photo: Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) (Source)
The main plot of the an-hour-per-episode show, 13 Reasons Why, is about a young girl named Hannah Baker, who tragically decided to end her life at the young age of 17. Clay Jenson, the main protagonist of the show, is given these audio tapes of Hannah telling her side of the story of 13 unfortunate events that lead up to her suicide. The tapes were given to him by a close friend named Tony Padilla, who was responsible for performing Hannah’s final wish, which was to pass on the tapes to the first person of the series of recordings, and to make sure the package was passed on from person to person, in the order of reason 1 to 13.
Seeing this title constantly being mentioned in online media made my curiosity peaked. I was in dire need to be into some sort of series, and, regarding the overwhelming sadness of the main plot, I dreaded to watch the story of the reasons why a young girl committing suicide unfold. Yet, I watched it all the way until the end.
Out of 5 stars, I’d give this a 3. Read more to find out why.
Warning: Please don’t read any further unless you’ve watched the entire series, or you don’t mind having the series spoiled for you.