13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2
13 Reasons Why

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By deviating from its source material, 13 Reasons Why can better explore its tenderly crafted characters; unfortunately, in the process, it loses track of what made the show so gripping in the first place.



Critic Ratings: 51


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User Ratings: 1838
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Air date: May 18, 2018
Air date: May 18, 2018
Air date: May 18, 2018
Air date: May 18, 2018
Air date: May 18, 2018
Air date: May 18, 2018
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Air date: May 18, 2018
Air date: May 18, 2018
Air date: May 18, 2018
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Memories of Hannah haunt Clay as a lawsuit against the school goes to trial, and more startling secrets emerge as the students testify.


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
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Critic Reviews for 13 Reasons Why Season 2

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (16)

The second season feels more like dealing with the aftermath of the first season's criticism, while lacking a true narrative of its own.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

13 takes some of the heat off itself with an over-packed second season that doesn't quite walk back the controversies of the first, but attempts to talk them back.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Season 2 is a worthy attempt at a do-over, if a flawed one.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

13 Reasons Why features no shortage of missteps. But it's a show that so deeply feels for its characters, so deeply feels these scenarios, that it's hard to be mad at it.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The second season of Netflix's controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why has fans asking a lot of questions.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There is not nearly enough hope, for the characters or the audience.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Because the first season covered the entire novel this new batch of episodes attempt to keep the story going. There's one fatal flaw: It really is just rewinding itself, going over everything that happened previously but with added twists.

Aug 25, 2018 | Full Review…

While the show is explicit, and not everyone's cup of tea, I do believe that if you have the mindset to look beyond the obscenities, you'd understand that it's story that needs to be told.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

There was no good reason to bring 13 Reasons Why back for a second season.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

This new season is frustrating at times, and silly during much of its run, but there are still scenes of caring friendship, of tentative romance or raw loneliness that make up for some of the trite and forced plot developments.

Oct 23, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

As the show evolves from a mystery and teen drama into a courtroom drama, it quickly loses its footing. The result is an inessential season of TV that revels in misery.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

With the exception of a solid performance again by the talented Dylan Minnette, the Brian Yorkey-showrun adaptation has run out of gas and source material.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 13 Reasons Why: Season 2

  • Dec 08, 2019
    watchable season but missed the magic of season 1. After watching should of stayed as a miniseries. Alot of the episodes were filler or plotholes
  • Nov 21, 2019
    This season two was awful. If everyone already apologized to her, why the eff she was making tapes about them??? Zack and Justine already apologized??? They just ruined Hannah Baker of season 1.
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Season 2 is so dreary that I actually didn't care about Hannah anymore. Instead of being empathetic you just wanted everyone to stop whining. Which I admit is a massive shame considering the importance of the subject matter. It just didn't work in this case.
  • Sep 16, 2019
    I believe this show addressed strong topics of peoples life experiences that are very prevalent now in such a corrupted society. I love how they address mental illness' and always promote supporting those who are suffering that show signs and those who do not. An amazing series, both seasons that had me in tears happily and tragically
  • Sep 16, 2019
    rarely, while seeing a tv series, I have the recurring thought to end it promptly as is happened with this. they've chosen a delicate but interesting topic and then, due to their huge emptiness of ideas, stretched to the death. even from the very first season is horrendously boring and the absolute total lack of material and ideas from the ‘writers', to me, is actually horrifically unbelievable. how the network had paid for a second and a third and now a fourth season, is beyond any human comprehension. the series goes almost slower than the forehead wound remained an interminable scar in the poor guy head. then there's the casting. so unprofessional that I suggest to a mandatory sterilisation of the entire bunch of executives that broad us characters as toni, marcus, justin and so on. even the main characters aren't so good. very, very below the average. and finally, there's the netflix alert for sex scene, drugs, violence. where the fork they've seen those kinda of scenes? meibe in the same sick minds that doesn't have aborted this waist of time, money and space in the first place.
  • Sep 15, 2019
    I didn't think this crap could fall even lower.
  • Sep 08, 2019
    couldn't find 1 reason for the 2nd season of 13 reasons way... why? why?
  • Sep 03, 2019
    Just repeating a story they told!!!! already and continuing the story of Hannah baker, and how her parents had to deal with the law sue and all the teens involved in her suicide.
  • Aug 31, 2019
    i did not enjoy this season i felt for me that this was just not real emotion just a candy cut out of another high school drama
  • Aug 30, 2019
    It's all over the place, no narrative thread. The actors are bored with it as well.

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