4. With hard hitting issues ahead, 13 Reasons Why pursues to make a difference among young adults.
This show deals with suicide, depression, guilt, and regret as we follow Clay’s journey to discovering what is behind Hannah’s death.
The trailer hits hard as Hannah says that whoever received the cassettes were responsible for Hannah’s death. Clay, her secret admirer, is given one of those cassette tapes, but he doesn’t know why. We follow the journey of loss as Clay plans to discover what is behind Hannah’s death.
Not only is the loss enough to make us grab a box of tissues, we are able to see the treatment of Hannah. She was constantly bullied and assaulted, but why does she blame the people with the cassettes? We’ll find out.
In an interview with Elle, Director Tom McCarthy gave his take on what the series is about. Here is the quote:
"“It talks a lot about personal accountability and complicity.” This show gives us upfront, honesty representations of bullying at its effects.”"