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13 Reasons Why: Season 2 Reviews

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November 8, 2018
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.
August 23, 2018
13 Reasons Why will never spell out its life lessons for us, but for the sake of its younger viewers and my sanity, its after-show starkly does.
June 14, 2018
A frank, bold, important look at modern teenage life. But, as with most series, it isn't for everyone.
May 23, 2018
The new episodes are watchable, but both the story and the message end up suffering as they jostle for airtime.
May 23, 2018
What's most important is the circumstances of how Chloe's crisis began and continues... [her] small part in the drama's imperfect plot may serve the new season's highest purpose.
May 22, 2018
At its best, the series is a (highly dramatized) depiction of what happens when someone dies suddenly and everyone involved spirals out of control.
May 21, 2018
Will no doubt bring its own set of controversies. But 13 Reasons Why does something important in its sophomore run: it makes the characters likable.
May 18, 2018
Though 13 Reasons Why can sometimes be as exasperating and melodramatic as teenagers themselves, the second season nets out as a success despite some overly-instructive moments and one truly baffling storytelling device.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 18, 2018
I was astounded by how 13 Reasons Why seemingly took criticism from its freshman and applied it thoughtfully while staying true to the show's characters and message. 13 Reasons Why is not an easy watch, but it remains a meaningful one.
May 17, 2018
13 Reasons Why season 2 doesn't just live up to its predecessor - it is much better than it. It's also much, much darker.
May 17, 2018
Season 2 is a worthy attempt at a do-over, if a flawed one.
May 16, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 16, 2018
For the teens who drove the show to massive popularity, season two will likely be just as binge-worthy as the first.
October 31, 2018
There was no good reason to bring 13 Reasons Why back for a second season.
October 23, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 10, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 25, 2018
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.
June 28, 2018
Is it possible to keep stretching gum? [Full Review in Spanish]
June 14, 2018
If Season 2 was about healing and about letting go,... then maybe the show should follow its own themes and move on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 11, 2018
13 Reasons Why lacks the nuance essential to navigating this terrain.
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