13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (2017)

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13 Reasons Why complements its bestselling source material with a gripping look at adolescent grief whose narrative maturity belies its YA milieu.

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The late Hannah Baker explains why she committed suicide to her high school peers through a collection of cassette tapes she left behind.

Cast

Dylan Minnette
as Clay Jensen
Katherine Langford
as Hannah Baker
Kate Walsh
as Mrs. Baker, Hannah's mother
Brian d'Arcy James
as Mr. Baker, Hannah's father
Derek Luke
as Mr. Porter, Hannah's guidance counselor
Brandon Flynn
as Justin Foley
Justin Prentice
as Bryce Walker
Alisha Boe
as Jessica Davis
Christian Navarro
as Tony Padilla
Devin Druid
as Tyler Down
Ross Butler
as Zach Dempsey
Amy Hargreaves
as Lainie Jensen
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Critic Reviews for 13 Reasons Why Season 1

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (19)

The drama is sensitive, surprising, consistently engaging, and, most important, unblinking.

Mar 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Here, the process is well thought out with the original material masterfully intact while the addition of new exploratory elements serve only to enhance the narrative.

Apr 2, 2017 | Full Review…
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In its examination of the ways we hurt each other, deliberately or casually, knowingly or otherwise, the adult edges to this story ring with honesty and truth. Because sometimes, the only way to feel something is for it to hurt.

Mar 31, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

13 Reasons Why, which follows the fallout after a student's suicide and then unravels the web that led her there, is an ambitious and uniquely sympathetic deep dive into the challenges of being in high school.

Apr 5, 2017 | Full Review…
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13 Reasons Why is a show that wants to make a positive difference. But that strong earnestness seems to have been at the expense of actually investigating how certain themes could aggravate the problems the show seeks to remedy.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

13 Reasons Why is more than standard entertainment. This is the rare TV series that can not only alter perceptions, it could change someone's life.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The first episode was so good to me, I jazzed myself up a lot...but this just didn't work for me.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

13 Reasons Why succeeds on the strength of its cast.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The series is so enamored with this idea of Hannah as someone who does things to others that it neglects to tell us who she is herself. That's not only a failure to tell a story to its best and fullest extent; it's a missed opportunity on a broader scale.

Mar 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Its dual portrayals of the more subtle, insidious side of violence against women ends up being more visceral than HBO's goriest spectacles.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

In some ways, I do feel it glorified the suicide...but for me, what the series does is important, because it continues the conversation about rape and suicide. Was it a perfect portrayal? I don't know.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

At times harrowing, other times laughably like an after-school special, "13 Reasons Why" ends up dulling its important topics.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 13 Reasons Why: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Heartbreaking and definitely worth a watch, but keep in mind the series' source material is much, much better
  • 4d ago
    the worst tv series ive seen. this is garbage!
  • Nov 05, 2019
    Its very intense thats for sure and its very very true.This show hit me hard in a personal why and i think everyone should watch it to get a better understanding of deppresion and so on.Most people ignore these matters but they are 100%real,take it from someone who knows and get ready for a emotional trip down your own memories
  • Oct 26, 2019
    Season 1 will bring you to tears. Enjoy it while it lasts because seasons 2-3 will make you cringe.
  • Oct 22, 2019
    Thought provoking and gripping.
  • Oct 05, 2019
    Densa, repetitiva, que le cuesta horrores avanzar en la trama. Para nada recomendable.
  • Oct 01, 2019
    Since 13 Reasons Why addresses topics such as bullying, sexual assault, and abuse, I believe that the director's main intention for making the show so raw and realistic was for educational purposes. By not heavily censoring the show and presenting these sensitive issues and the realistic consequences, it sparks conversation and support for those who have had similar experiences. However, there is the risk of the influence and effect it can have on the younger, more impressionable audience. Therefore, I think it was a good choice to put a trigger warning at the beginning of each episode because of the graphic and potentially triggering scenes.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    I read the book long ago but just watched the first season last week. It was pretty good except for them taking some of the dramatics over the top to the point of making them lose track of the real issue they were supposed to be focused on. I heard they cut the graphic suicide scene of Hannah actually cutting her wrists so I looked it up and watched it on youtube and it was disturbing and graphic but that was the point. I think the show should have left things alone after one season and not tried to go for a second and definitely not a third. As soon as the I watched five minutes of season two episode one and saw Clay kissing the emo girl from the coffee shop while she says "it's ok if you are thinking of Hannah" I shut it off and do not plan to watch anymore. That was just too much and they did not need to go there at all. I would like to know who really shot Alex and see douche bag Brice get locked up but not enough to watch the mess they made out of what could have been a good show if they just left well enough alone.
  • Sep 24, 2019
    Season 1 is fantastic and impactful to the viewer but DO NOT BOTHER with season 2 or 3 they're shit but season 1 is a must
  • Sep 23, 2019
    This show was bughtiful and i watched it befor tge cut out that one sence and i say that that one sence made tge whole intier show the most bughtiful thing in the world it made me see this in a higher level and i feel as if it was a dumm idea to take it out this show dosent feel right and yes this show is still good as is but it dosnt feel the same with out see how hannah chose and how she left

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