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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Air date: Mar 31, 2017

As the school mourns the death of Hannah Baker, her friend Clay receives a box of tapes with messages she recorded before she committed suicide.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2017

Hannah makes friends with Jessica and Alex, two other new students. Justin doesn't show up at school, and Hannah's mother finds something troubling.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2017

Jealousy and gossip take a toll on Hannah's relationships. As Alex struggles with feelings of regret, the guys pressure Clay into getting drunk.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2017

Hannah thinks someone is stalking her and sets a trap. Hannah's mother confronts the principal, and Clay strikes back at someone who wronged Hannah.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2017

Hannah and Clay connect at the school dance, but a crass rumor ruins the mood. Clay takes Courtney to visit Hannah's grave.

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Hannah's date on Valentine's Day doesn't go as planned. Alex gets in a big fight at school and has to face the honor board.

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Another student sabotages Hannah during a class project. Clay's nightmares about Hannah spill over into the daytime.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2017

Inspired by a friend's poetry reading, Hannah pours her heart out. Tony confides in Clay about the night of Hannah's death.

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Hannah witnesses a traumatic event at a summertime party. Clay tries to reason with Justin, and Marcus warns him that the worst is yet to come.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2017

A distraught Hannah gets a ride home from the party. Jessica's behavior grows increasingly erratic, and Clay learns the truth behind a tragedy.

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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.


Dylan Minnette
as Clay Jensen
Katherine Langford
as Hannah Baker
Kate Walsh
as Mrs. Baker, Hannah's mother
Brian 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 (63) | Top Critics (19)

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…
Top Critic

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…

As the season ends, 13 Reasons Why takes a sharp ambulance turn toward corniness and cheese.

Jan 30, 2020 | 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…

Its dual portrayals of the more subtle, insidious side of violence against women ends up being more visceral than HBO's goriest spectacles.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

In some ways, I do feel it glorified the suicide...but for me, what the series does is important, because it continues the conversation about rape and suicide. Was it a perfect portrayal? I don't know.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 13 Reasons Why: Season 1

  • Sep 12, 2020
    The characters were great, acting was phenomenal, story was captivating & even made me cry, which is very rare for a film or a tv show to do. It doesn't glorify violence or suicide like many people will say. Instead, it dares to show sincerity & the consequences. Excellent first season.
  • Jul 11, 2020
    "13 reasons why"'s first season (and final one for me) tackles hard-hitting subjects, like rape, suicide and sexual assault through a gripping storyline and strong performances delivered by Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford and Kate Walsh.
  • Jul 06, 2020
    Disgusting. No one kills themselves out of revenge. When you take suicide seriously, you just don't care. This is just about a girl who was selfish enough to take her own life because she had bad taste in men. All this taught was there is power in being a victim instead of empowerment in self respect and reenforcing positive self esteem like in the 90's.
  • Jun 29, 2020
    Esta primera temporada le dio honor al título de la serie, luego de esta temporada se perdio el hilo.
  • Jun 29, 2020
    Vile. By the end of the season you were glad she killed herself.
  • Jun 28, 2020
    Excellent program, great acting and made you think.
  • Jun 27, 2020
    Awful; all seasons. It makes no sense; the parents are stock figures, clueless and blind. The characters are liars, cheats, promiscuous; the school is so poorly run that no one sees any fights going on. Clay has deep problems from the beginning. Skip it.
  • Jun 25, 2020
    Una idea original bien planteada que te sumerge en este drama adolescente, a través de los mas oscuros deseos y secretos de los personajes, una representación de lo que viven muchos jóvenes hoy en día y mucas veces callan o llegan a extremos con el personaje Hannah Baker. No le vi la necesidad de continuar la serie. Algunas historias no merecen continuidad, menos si no van a lograr superar a la primera entrega.
  • Jun 22, 2020
    I'd certainly tell my 15 year old self not to watch this.
  • Jun 21, 2020
    It really pulled me in. Im a 47 yr old woman and found myself binge watching and loving these characters.

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