50 Best TV Shows on Netflix: 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why starring Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette ranks in the 50 Best TV Shows on Netflix!

13 Reasons Why, one of the most popular Netflix original shows, has joined our rankings of the 50 Best TV Shows on Netflix! 

The series is based on the novel Thirteen Reasons Why written by Jay Asher and published in 2007. Despite being released about ten years ago, the novel is selling like crazy thanks to the success of the Netflix series. Brian Yorkey developed the series for Netflix.

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In 13 Reasons Why, Clay (Dylan Minnette) and a group of fellow teenagers try to deal with the death of their classmate Hannah (Katherine Langford). Prior to her death by suicide, Hannah left behind audio tapes for the people who had an impact on her life and could have caused her pain.

Selena Gomez is an executive producer for the series and was going to star as Hannah in the series. The cast includes Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh, Brian d’Arcy James, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Amy Hargreaves, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Ross Butler, Miles Heizer, Devin Druid, and Derek Luke.

There has been some controversy surrounding the series, and that is to be expected with the sensitive nature of the story. Overall, the show has helped people start discussing bullying, harassment, sexual assault, depression, and suicide, and I think that is a good thing. Even if the series is flawed in a number of ways, advancing the conversation is important.

According to NBC News, mental health experts believe this show could be detrimental to the wellbeing of some individuals. They claim the series “glorifies suicide.” I think we all know that was not the show’s intention, but it’s possible that the show can be triggering for some viewers.

The issues presented in 13 Reasons Why are very serious. If you or someone you know needs emotional support, is suffering from depression and thoughts of suicide, and/or could use someone to talk to, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

13 Reasons Why also ranks in the 50 Best TV Dramas on Netflix! If you need more great shows to watch on the streaming service, take a look through each of the rankings for some show ideas.

There are tons of new movies and TV shows coming to the streaming service in May and June including The Flash season 3, Supernatural season 12, House of Cards season 5, and Orange is the New Black season 5! Hopefully, a quick 13 Reasons Why binge will get you through the rest of April and into May