13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (2017)

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13 Reasons Why complements its bestselling source material with a gripping look at adolescent grief whose narrative maturity belies its YA milieu.

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Critic Ratings: 62

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Air date: Mar 31, 2017
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Air date: Mar 31, 2017
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Air date: Mar 31, 2017
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Air date: Mar 31, 2017
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Air date: Mar 31, 2017
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Air date: Mar 31, 2017
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The late Hannah Baker explains why she committed suicide to her high school peers through a collection of cassette tapes she left behind.

Cast

Dylan Minnette
as Clay Jensen
Katherine Langford
as Hannah Baker
Kate Walsh
as Mrs. Baker, Hannah's mother
Brain D'Arcy James
as Mr. Baker, Hannah's father
Derek Luke
as Mr. Porter, Hannah's guidance counselor
Brandon Flynn
as Justin Foley
Justin Prentice
as Bryce Walker
Alisha Boe
as Jessica Davis
Christian Navarro
as Tony Padilla
Devin Druid
as Tyler Down
Ross Butler
as Zach Dempsey
Amy Hargreaves
as Lainie Jensen
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Critic Reviews for 13 Reasons Why Season 1

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (20)

Perhaps it's the strength of the source material but the teen characters are fully fleshed-out people. They're not the archetypes you often box youngsters into - these guys are the Breakfast Club peeps at the end of the movie.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…
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The drama is sensitive, surprising, consistently engaging, and, most important, unblinking.

Mar 29, 2017 | Full Review…

13 Reasons Why, which follows the fallout after a student's suicide and then unravels the web that led her there, is an ambitious and uniquely sympathetic deep dive into the challenges of being in high school.

Apr 5, 2017 | Full Review…
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Here, the process is well thought out with the original material masterfully intact while the addition of new exploratory elements serve only to enhance the narrative.

Apr 2, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In its examination of the ways we hurt each other, deliberately or casually, knowingly or otherwise, the adult edges to this story ring with honesty and truth. Because sometimes, the only way to feel something is for it to hurt.

Mar 31, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

13 Reasons Why is a show that wants to make a positive difference. But that strong earnestness seems to have been at the expense of actually investigating how certain themes could aggravate the problems the show seeks to remedy.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

13 Reasons Why is more than standard entertainment. This is the rare TV series that can not only alter perceptions, it could change someone's life.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

At times harrowing, other times laughably like an after-school special, "13 Reasons Why" ends up dulling its important topics.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

13 Reasons Why succeeds on the strength of its cast.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The series is so enamored with this idea of Hannah as someone who does things to others that it neglects to tell us who she is herself. That's not only a failure to tell a story to its best and fullest extent; it's a missed opportunity on a broader scale.

Mar 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 13 Reasons Why: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    would be five if they had not cut the suicide scene ruins it cos it looks really choppy and is not as emotional
  • Jun 12, 2019
    Loved the entire season, loved character Clay Jensen who is just like me
  • May 23, 2019
    That show made me deal with suicide and bullying a lot more and helped me to understand the complexety of these issues. Combined with a good pasing, strong acting and Character developemet 13 reasons why is outstanding. You shouldn't watch the second season tho, because the first one concludes the story as much as it should and in the end it left me crying and depressed for some time. No Tv Show or movie ever managed to do that with me!
  • May 05, 2019
    13 Reasons Why has an extremely important message and that is to help people understand mental health issues to to tackle the stigma around mental health issues.
  • Apr 13, 2019
    I watched this when it first came out and am finally deciding to leave a review for it. The show was amazing, simple as that. I love the fact the characters are realistic. They all aren't unbelievable physically attractive and having sex 90% of the time. It covers very sensitive and controversial topics. Although I feel it could have a negative affect on an unstable or underdeveloped mind, I don't feel thirteen reasons why glorifies suicide at all.
  • Apr 13, 2019
    Such a good show, I felt so many emotions while watching this. Hannah was for sure one of my favorite characters and I bawled my eyes out at the ending. I also got kind of mad because of the way people treat each other. I think this is a really amazing show and apart from that, it teaches people and hopefully opens people their eyes to what might be going on around them and not just ignore it when someone seems troubled. All the actors were so amazing as well. I felt all Clay his emotions. Dylan Minnette has a very bright future, so does Katherine Langford. I can't believe this is her first major part, she's amazing. Also, I fell in love with Tony. And with his car. I really really really recommend this show. It's a rollercoaster of emotions, but they are all worth it. Go watch it.
  • Apr 12, 2019
    This show desperately tries to be smart but fail miserably. Like one of the reason why this girl killed herself is because she has a nice ass? Seriously? Who is that kind of stupid to write s--t like this? And then I read credits - "Exec. Producers: Selena Gomez" Oh, that explains everything.
  • Apr 12, 2019
    Positives:The amazing Story pacing and how the script distributed the flashbacks,and how accurate it was to school bullying and how the characters develope,and how it made us every side of people on tapes,and how were they thinking in a way didn't make us change the way we see the events on this season,and the great directing and amazing preformance from Katherine Langford As Hannah Baker,And Fantastic Preformance from Dylan Minette As Clay Jensen,and the outstanding preformace from justin prentice as bryce and miles heizer as alex and brandon flynn as justin,and the beautiful music by eskmo,This S1 Is Like A Scientific Mental Book Who describes you In A Relatable Way That will Impress you somehow Negatives:With All of this positives, we face a bad,boring,and cold Preformance from Ross Buter As Zach Dempsey,and Bad,Cold Preformance From Tommy Dorfman As Ryan Shaver,and unstable preformance From Alisha Boe As Jessica Davis,in other words She was great in The Flashback scenes,But She Was Cold And Stonned In The Present Day Scenes and The Tape number 11 was unnecessary,the person of this tape shouldn't have gotten a tape in the first place,the events of this tape itself was so good,cute,beautiful,bittersweet,but its reasons to make the list were kinda weak,and some of hannah's words and statements in episode 13 were untrue and a a bit Naive(i mean in particularly the scene were she said some things about clay in her meeting with mr porter)
  • Feb 16, 2019
    Great soundtrack, great cinematography, great acting.
  • Feb 02, 2019
    it was intense, hurt, at the same time.

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