Tuesday, May 30, 2017

13 Reasons...


     This piece has been stewing for about 2 weeks at this point... and possibly longer by the time I actually publish it. It needs to be written though.

     On March 31st 2017, Netflix released a series to stream called 13 Reasons Why about a group of teenagers dealing with the aftermath of one of their friend's suicide. The series is narrated by the disembodied voice of the dead girl, each episode being a side of a cassette tape (yeah... its a whole thing) she recorded explaining why her suicide was all of their faults.

     This is the place for the disclaimer. I, being a human being, have strong opinions about both the overt, obvious subject of this series, and the slightly more hidden, underlying issues that it refuses to acknowledge. Also, Spoiler Alert! I am going to talk about some details that will ruin the ending and other major plot points. If you haven't seen this show, and care about such things, then stop reading now. Otherwise, more after the jump...

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