Hi Guys! Today I’m bringing you something I normally don’t do on this blog… I’m going to talk about TV shows. Well, one TV show in particular. If you haven’t been living under a rock the past few weeks you probably already heard about 13 Reasons Why.
– After a teenage girl’s perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice. –
If you don’t know, 13 Reasons Why is a book that was recently adapted to a TV show and released on Netflix and it has been taking the world by a storm which I think is awesome because this is a really important show to watch. Anyway, today I decided to talk about 8 Reasons Why you Should (or Shouldn’t) Watch 13 Reasons Why.
1. The cast
Guys, this cast is perfection. First of all, they really bonded with each other and I love when that happens. They keep posting pictures together and supporting each other. It’s so amazing to see that happening. However, what I love the most about this cast is how into this show they were. They did everything to play their roles right getting to the point where some of them worked with therapists so they could have a realistic portrayal of whatever was happening to their characters. I just loved their performances in every single episode and they all did an amazing job.
2. Clay and Tony are sweet cinnamon rolls who should be protected at all cost
Meet Clay and Tony:
They are amazing and I love them. I’ll riot if anyone hurts my babies… just kidding. Well, not really because the show already hurt a few of my babies and I can’t deal with those things anymore. I did love Clay and Tony and I especially loved Clay and Tony together. They were just so cute. I loved their friendship, and how Tony always knew when Clay needed him even when Clay said he was an “unhelpful Yoda”. They were adorable and I want to see more from them.
3. The soundtrack
There’s not a lot I need to say about this. The soundtrack is amazing and I’m kind of obsessed. They did a great job choosing the songs for this show because it really fits the story. I especially love The Night We Met by Lord Huron. It’s the best song in the soundtrack and it has a huge meaning in the show which makes me love it even more.
4. It’s better than the book
If you read the book and didn’t like it that much I still think you should give this a try because the show is way better than the book for a lot of different reasons. I read the book years ago and I remember to enjoying it but the true is that I don’t remember a lot more about it. However I know a lot of the things that were changed and I like those changes. First of all, while the book is set in only one night the show is set in the span of a few weeks and I think it makes everything better. I know a lot of people complain because Clay took a long time to listen to the tapes but first of all, that was explains. Secondly, it works for the show because it allows to more character development since not everything happens in the same night.
Another change is that unlike the book where we learn everything from Clay’s POV or the tapes in the show we can see what happened through more perspectives. That help us to get to know other characters and it also allows us to get to know more about some of the parents, especially Hannah’s parents, and how that impacted them too.
It also shows us how the other characters deal with her suicide and with the things they did to her. Having so many POV’s makes the story deeper because we can see how it affects everyone.
You can see what I’m talking about. They also made some changes in the plot so it could cause more impact and they achieved that. I just think those changes made the show better and it spread the message in a different way to get people to talk about it because let’s be honest, these are things that should be talked about since we’re talking about stuff that, unfortunately, happens daily all around the world.
5. It deals with heavy topics
If you know anything about the show you already know it deals with some heavy stuff like bullying, rape, suicide between other things and because of that it isn’t for everyone. It’s a show full of heavy topics and it’s made so brilliantly that it makes it even better (even in the most difficult times).
6. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking and raw
This is one of those shows that makes you go through every single emotion. As I said before, the show itself is brilliant. Not only has a deep story but it’s also filmed in a way that causes more impact. That means it’s more intense and raw than what everyone was expecting. It also means that all the more emotional scenes end up being more heartbreaking. It’s also quite graphic at some points and there are scenes I couldn’t watch because of that but, as I said, it’s something that had to be done to cause more impact because these are things that need to be addressed. These are things that happen to people. These are also things that could be avoided sometimes because sometimes we might say stupid things without realizing it and without knowing if it could hurt someone else. This leads me to…
7. It makes you think about things
Like I said before, 13 Reasons Why was filmed in a way that would cause more impacted to make viewers think about those things and it worked. I finished the show almost 2 weeks ago and after that I start to noticing some things I didn’t before. Sometimes we joke with things that might hurt other people and I never thought about some of those things until now.
Do I say those things to be mean? No, but does that mean it wouldn’t hurt other people? Also no. A few days ago I read an article where it said Hannah overreacted about some of the things that happened to her and you know what I think?? THAT’S BULLSHIT. I probably wouldn’t think that way before but the true is that those things ended up hurting her, even small things, and those things with other more serious things led to her suicide. Do I think that suicide was Hannah’s only way out? I don’t but the true is that a lot of people think of that as the only way out and unfortunately it happens a lot more than it should.
In the end, I think that people should watch this show because it shows us things we probably didn’t see before and it makes you think about things you might have done in the past or things you sometimes hear either is in a movie, TV show or even real life. However…
8. It’s isn’t for everyone
Here’s the thing, I love 13 Reasons Why and I think it’s a show that could help a lot of people but I also think a lot of people shouldn’t watch it. First of all, the show talks and shows a lot of heavy stuff like rape and suicide. Obviously not everyone feels comfortable with those topics for a lot of different reasons and if you’re one of those people you shouldn’t watch this show because, as I said before, it is brilliant but it’s also cruel, quite graphic and real. The show itself has trigger warnings but sometimes those are not enough. So if you feel like this isn’t the show for you or would trigger something don’t watch it just for the sake of watching it because your safety is more important than some TV show.
Here are some reasons why you should or shouldn’t watch 13 Reasons Why. I might have rambled a lot about it on this post but I need to take all of this from my mind. I’ve been thinking about this show way too much. Right now I just hope that the show gets renewed because there are a lot more stories to tell and a lot of things left open. If you want to read more about the show you should definitely read Kat’s take on the show HERE. Everything she said was spot on. Anyway, have you seen 13 Reasons Why? What did you think about it? Leave your comments below so we can talk about it.