“13 Reasons Why” (Review)

We got our Netflixs binge mode on in recent days and took on the task of finding out why, and the reasons hit home!

13 Reasons Why sees newcomer Katherine Langford plays:
“Hannah Baker, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her tragic death, a classmate named Clay (Dylan Minnette – Don’t Breathe) finds a mysterious box on his porch. Inside the box are recordings made by Hannah — on whom Clay had a serious crush — in which she explains the 13 reasons why she chose to commit suicide. If Clay decides to listen to the recordings, he will find out if and how he made the list. This intricate and heart-wrenching tale is told through Clay and Hannah’s dual narratives.”

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Throughout this 13 part series, every actor has defined themselves as extreme talent, The group of mostly very young up and coming cast members have portrayed some very bold characters in ways that some would find unimaginable.
Leading the pack is new shine Katherine Langford who above everyone gives off a performance that will be talked about for months if not years down the line. Her performance throughout had us grasping at straws. With every quiet stare and rush of energy we truly dove deep into the characters mind. Her performance deeply effected us and made us feel utterly helpless from beyond the opposite of the screen.

Her character is the face for so many who are going through some incredibly tough times and we strongly believe that this should be talked about in the educational system.

Dylan Minnette’s Clay, is a force to be reckoned with. Starting off pined away and feeling down about himself – he made it his mission to find out the truth to give Hannah’s memory a bright future. Minnette’s performance is exceptionally strong and is peak awesome. It is a very heartbreaking performance that is not overly corny but hit’s home to the point where you feel like jumping up and helping him out.

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As you know, the show depicts real life events (fictionally) for young adults while making sure not to glorify the sad reality behind taking ones life and the aftermate/lead up.
The show gives a profound hard fictional account of the truth on how cruel the human idea and lack of communication can control characters and their overly being.
The idea of “What If” is the main antagonist of the show in our opinion. Obviously, there is evil which makes itself clear and possesses a face in quite a few of the main characters during the series, but the scenario of what could have been prevented is almost deafeningly echoed throughout each and every episode.

We cannot fault this show in anyway and can only regard it as one of the best produced shows this side of the decade and is Netflix’ best produced series thus far. This is a complex story that at times is difficult to view and is for a mature audience. Questions will be answered some, less than that of others but we feel Netflixs have caught lightening in a bottle and a second series is most surely needed.

Sadly, we know that some viewers may believe that this show has yet again “Hollywoodized” a factor in todays society that some consider (in 2017) to still be regarded as taboo . If we are to be honest in our review, we believe that 13 Reasons Why is incredible truthful to the harsh reality of the consequences and matters at hand, it is very much one of the most real series to depict a global situation (in all age groups) that is sadly increasing at an alarming rate – if there is one thing this story has thought us is that we all need to keep talking.

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If you or anyone you know feel affected by this series, we feel it necessary to remind everyone that there is always help out there with the likes of http://www.aware.ie and http://www.samaritans.ie.

(Personal rating 5/5 – nerd out!)

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