13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
13 Reasons Why

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 62


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User Ratings: 4458
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Air date: Mar 31, 2017
Air date: Mar 31, 2017
Air date: Mar 31, 2017
Air date: Mar 31, 2017
Air date: Mar 31, 2017
Air date: Mar 31, 2017
Air date: Mar 31, 2017
Air date: Mar 31, 2017
Air date: Mar 31, 2017
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.


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…
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…

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

  • 2d ago
    It was pretty good. I enjoyed it, my only problem is that I think they glamorized suicide and less about the reality of it.
  • Aug 16, 2019
    Season 1 was amazing and told the story of Hannah so well.
  • Aug 10, 2019
    With dark material and dark suicide conversations, the first season of 13 reasons why it's not excellent because of some cliches but stills a very good season.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    It's very interesting and fun to watch. Not too exciting, but well worth the watch. At one point i broke into tears, you might want to watch it for that. The message
  • Jul 16, 2019
    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.

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