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Why You Should Watch ’13 Reasons Why’

Premiere Of Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" - Arrivals
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The new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, which was produced by Selena Gomez, has quickly turned into one of the most talked about series of the year. If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s why I think you should…

Suicide. It’s one of those words that sends an unwanted tingle up your spine. Unfortunately I feel like a lot of us have experienced the effects of suicide because we are the people left behind. But how often do you get the chance to really understand the reasons why someone made the decision to end their own life?

I think it’s safe to say that for most of us, the answer is never…

13 Reasons Why isn’t your standard suicide story. Based on the novel by Jay Asher, the entire series is set up like a rather nightmare-like scavenger hunt, but instead of finding prizes, you are forced to re-live the crucial moments in a teen girl’s life that ultimately led to her demise. The series was well designed, well produced and well casted. In a weird way you find yourself sympathizing with a lot of the characters on their ‘tapes,’ because when you take a step back, you remember that they are just kids. Like all of us at one point. But these kids, with their words and their actions, were unknowingly apart of the destruction of their friend/ex-girlfriend/classmate/lover…

Personally I feel like 13 Reasons Why is a heartbreaking story, but it opens up the dialogue of suicide in a way that no other series or movie has ever accomplished. While the premise may be dark, I think it’s an incredible watch and definitely worth the time…

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