So, I’ve watched this show when it first hit Netflix but I wanted to have a talk about it because I know this show had an impact on a lot of people. A spoiler alert is in full effect, so if you haven’t yet seen this show, do not proceed until you do. You have been warned.
I first read the book that this series is based on about five years ago when I was studying to get my writing degree. At the time I found the story to be intriguing and such a bold topic. The book touched me, but the show left me shaken up.
I’ve seen so many people who were not happy about the fact that they chose to show the actual suicide and even went as far as to say that the show was glorifying suicide and I do not think that is the case. I one hundred percent think that showing the suicide was needed. It brought everything that we had watched during twelve episodes come full circle in a way.
People commit suicide for all types of reasons. Hannah gave us clear reasons as to why she was pushed to the point that the only solution was to take her own life. It wasn’t just one reason, but the collection of them all that made her feel as if she had no other option and actually watching her do it showed us how difficult it was. I also think that it could possibly help who may be a part of bullying. Watching someone take their own life is not an easy thing to do.
At first, I wondered how the writers and producers thought they would manage to get more than one season out of this show but the ending left me feeling like there needed to be more to get to a resolution so I am happy about a second season. Hopefully, we will learn what happened to Alex and Mr. Porter and also how Hannah’s parents are going to handle things now that they have the recordings.
I just hope that no one takes as long as Clay took to get through those tapes. It happened exactly as it did in the book, but watching the show I just wanted to yell at him to just listen to the darn tapes already and stop trying to approach everyone. He had this need to try and fix things but he didn’t take the time to do so when Hannah was alive. That was probably my biggest pet peeve about the show, but then again, if he had just listened like everyone else, there might have been a need for thirteen episodes.
What are your thoughts on this show? Let me know.
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