If you’ve watched the wildly popular Netflix show “13 Reasons Why”, you probably either love it or hate it. After watching the entire show, I’ve come to the conclusion that the show has amazing filmography and acting, but it is vastly dangerous in terms of the messaging. Here’s 13 reasons why you should not watch the show. SPOILERS ALERT!
The drama draws attention to the following:
1. If your voice has not been heard all your life, killing yourself will make your voice heard (literally, in the show)
2. Want to get back at those who has made your life miserable? Kill yourself, and this will be achieved
3. Its bad to bully people, but not if a dead girl encourages you to do so to avenge her
4. Suicide is a way to make your crush realize he’s loved you all along
5. Killing yourself elevates your status in society
6. Accusing and blaming others for your suicide is justified, because you don’t want to take responsibility for your actions
7. When bullied or raped, don’t reach out or report to anyone, thinking they won’t understand. No, don’t even TRY
8. Being a bad friend carries the same weight as being a double rapist
9. When seeing a party being hosted by a rapist, walk into that party and get into hot tub with said rapist
10. Suicide is a good way to make those who have hurt you suffer
11. If someone from school hurts you, make no effort to make new friends outside of that circle
12. This show minimizes mental illness. If everyone is just nice to each other, then no one would be depressed and kill themselves
13. 13 Reasons Why uses the theme of teen suicide as entertainment
Hannah ultimately puts the blame on 12 other people for her suicide, whereas in reality the only person responsible for her suicide is herself. Anyone else unsettled by 13 Reasons Why?
I want my 13 hours back, please.
Your posts are awesome. I’m going through all of them right now lol. I hated this show so much! Hannah overdramatized everything.
This list is actually pretty accurate! I finished the show like 2 weeks ago and I got to say that it was definitely not a show I’ve imagined it to be. Got me choking in tears at some parts whereas the others got me clenching my fist in anger LOL
In my own opinion, I think you are absolutely completely wrong about 13 reason why. I read the book, and then watched the show. So I know what Hannah went through twice. I don’t think you get the message sent throughout the show. I have been bullied myself and have been suicidal. But I didn’t kill myself ( obviously), but Hannah did. Because those people in the show made her feel like nothing would ever get better, making her feel like everyone would be better off without her.
This show is to show people how words can affect the people around you.
Justin and his picture, that ruined her reputation ( making everyone think she is easy )
Jessica, her first friend at that new school abandoned her and then when she needed her most slapped her across the face.
Alx, who again ruined her reputation, Bryce who read his list and ” thinking it was okay to grab her butt because she got best butt on the list “.
Country, again abandoned her when she really just needed a friend.
Tyler, make her feel like not only was she not safe at school but she also wasn’t safe in her own home. In the book and movie she tells use she is afraid to even move, IN HER OWN BED. I don’t know about you but I can’t even imagine having someone come to my bed room at night and take pictures.
Zach, we all know those Bunny’s came from clay ( making him the only true person to make her happy in some way ) stole what was hers just because he knew he could. I still don’t understand why he did, but he did and when hannah tried to reach out to him he left her standing there.
Ryan, invaded her private thoughts just like Tyler invaded her privacy. He made her trust him and then ripped that. He exposed what she held dearest to her.
Cheryl? Can’t remember her name. She made hannah feel guilty about another person’s death because Cheryl didn’t want to call the cops. If she was really sober I don’t understand why she didn’t just call the cops, but I guess well never know why. But we do know hannah wanted to do the right thing, but nope Cheryl didn’t care.
Marcus, again thinking she was ” easy “, so he came after her. Yeah it was just supposed to be a date but then he harassed her and when she said stop he didn’t so she pushed him off the chair. When he fell he embarrassed her by yelled at her in a crowded restaurant leaving her alone.
Justin, the bryce situation is out of control to be honest. Yes Justin could have stopped it, but I agree so could have hannah. She was in the room too. But no one ever looks at it through her eyes. She had to hear that happening she was so afraid to even make a sound let alone move.
Bryce, yeah he did the unspeakable, he deserves to rot in a jail cell. He push hannah off her step. He was the finally straw. He made her feel like she was worthless and I mean of you watch the scene after that you see her changing her clothes and the marks oh god. I can’t put my mind through that if I’m being honest I can’t even imagine what she went through at that time.
Mr. Porter? Can’t remember his name. She came to him when she felt like she had nothing to live for anymore. She came to him as her last chance. She told him she wanted everything to end, that she wanted live to end. And he didn’t nothing. He let her walk out. And don’t Tell me he didn’t know what she met and he didn’t know she was going to kill herself. Because we all know he knew exactly what she meant.
All these people didn’t ” make ” her commit suicide, they didn’t have the knife to her skin or if you read the book they didn’t make her down the pills. But they did make her feel like she had nothing to live for, they made her feel like she would rather kill herself then be alive another day. Now some people did have a bigger impact then others, but that doesn’t mean the small impacts don’t matter. She killed herself. We can’t bring her back. But to say she killed her self because she was selfish is so horrible. I dont think you know what it feels like to want to die, to feel like you don’t matter, to feel like you would rather kill yourself then live another day. I have felt that. But this may seem a little bit much for just a silly article on a website. But I have had to hear hundreds of people saying the same thing you did. And I just had to let this out. I just had too. You will never understand what Hannah went though and you never will. Yes you can say you watched the show and read the book but you’ll never personally know what Hannah all went though. So. Yep. That’s all I have to say about that.
This is a terrible, uneducated, review with a very poor understanding of the show. You have obviously never been bullied or treated poorly enough to want to end your life. Awful, awful review.
I’ve actually decided to unfollow all of your social medias after seeing this review. I hope you are able to gain a better understanding of what she went through and take this post down.