13 Reasons Why: Season 3 Reviews

September 25, 2019
Season 3 is not as strong as its previous seasons, but that does not make it any less relevant.
September 4, 2019
Every season, the number of women in the cast shrinks, and they're replaced with more tortured boys in increasingly violent situations....It's just more blatant about it now.
September 3, 2019
Every time this show almost does something good it just veers off for the lazy sophomoric treatise instead. It's exhausting and it's unpleasant and it's often dangerous, and at this point, there is no reason why it should still be around.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2019
This strange insistence on moralizing teen pain, while also presenting completely amoral storylines, makes season three such a frustrating watch.
August 29, 2019
If "13 Reasons Why" wasn't such a well-viewed show, we could ignore it as just another bad piece of television.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
August 29, 2019
13 Reasons Why tried to re-brand itself in its third season, but it's still over the top and ridiculous.
August 28, 2019
What I'm really saying is that the third season of 13 Reasons Why is a ridiculous, maddening, overlong example of Peak TV-era television that doesn't know how to quit when it's ahead.
August 28, 2019
13 Reasons Why repeatedly indulges in the "angry young man" trope, but Season 3 sees Clay become more of an impediment to his own benevolence than ever.
August 28, 2019
Maybe instead of "keeping an eye on Tyler" at all times, the students could instead find him some professional help.
August 27, 2019
By cluttering its plot with preposterous drama even as it strains for uplift, or at least some greater meaning, the series undermines its own intention-and winds up making itself useful to no one in particular.
August 26, 2019
Television series must evolve to stay interesting, but it is telling that a drama predicated on an unusual storytelling angle chose strip back to basics, mostly for the sake of staying alive.
August 26, 2019
Left with no excuse to recycle the tragic story of Hannah Baker, this third outing spins a whole new narrative that plays like a bad teen melodrama.
August 26, 2019
Season three returns the show to top form, a narrative as delectable as it is irresponsible.
August 23, 2019
It's not that shows can't evolve, but the whole conceit of 13 Reasons Why has been thrown away in favor of a luridly macabre soap opera, starring a cast of actors clearly outgrowing their parts.
August 23, 2019
...On 13 Reasons Why, yet again, it seems to exist as a sensationalized plot device, masked by a discourse about tackling serious issues that, with this show, still seems to amount to all talk and no value.
August 23, 2019
Everything is melodramatic, everyone feels everything so deeply, and it's utterly exhausting.
August 23, 2019
The problem here is how much misery will these teenagers have to endure just to come of age?