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13 Reasons Why: Season 2 Reviews

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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.
June 6, 2018
The second season feels more like dealing with the aftermath of the first season's criticism, while lacking a true narrative of its own.
May 25, 2018
The second season is an even more problematic dumpster fire. Like the kind of dumpster fire that can spread rapidly to other buildings and really make a giant, fiery mess of things.
May 17, 2018
For better or worse, 13 Reasons Why is a show that wants to tackle teen trauma, but it keeps choosing to do so in a way that courts controversy, almost shamelessly.
May 21, 2018
Dark and somewhat melodramatic secrets are unfolding, as before. All of this is much as it ever was, but has the same problems. "Look at all these beautiful young people!" it says. "Don't you want to be like them? You do! And that's fine! But don't."
May 24, 2018
While [13 Reasons Why] continues to try and generate conversation around important subject matters, it fails in its execution. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 24, 2018
If this season premiere feels a little imbalanced, that's because it is. 13 Reasons Why is one of the many Netflix shows that would benefit from episodes being pared down to 45 minutes, or even half an hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2018
13 Reasons Whyis not fundamentally interested in starting a conversation. It's interested in shocking, and it does not care how cheaply it might go about creating that shock.
May 21, 2018
13 Reasons Why has a platform, but is too busy patting itself on the back for starting a discussion that it doesn't try to provide any helpful answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 25, 2018
Remains ridiculously gratuitous and irresponsible... It is bleak and depressing, scarringly graphic and stupidly glamorising in its treatment of guns and ideas of vengeance.
May 22, 2018
It teeters over the exploitative line that it was always in danger of crossing, and then decides that it's not that big of a deal.
May 16, 2018
It's a show that captures the emotional truth of life as a modern teenager in high school. But tonally, it lives in a gray area between verisimilitude and cartoon.
May 18, 2018
It's not just the serious subject matter that didn't need to be revisited, but the plot itself.
May 18, 2018
Didn't think 13 Reasons Why could deliver a moment more difficult to watch than last season's infamous bathtub scene? Neither did I, so I guess we're both wrong.
May 18, 2018
Unfortunately, despite a willingness to actively engage with some of the critiques against it, 13 Reasons Why's second season doesn't seem to realize where the show's strengths actually lie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 21, 2018
Right away it becomes clear the season's narrative foundation is built on sand, which is worsened by a lack of forward momentum and over-reliance on rehashing the past...
May 21, 2018
As the second season careens toward a conclusion that was already heavily hinted at in the first season finale, it becomes increasingly clear that 13 Reasons Why isn't about uncovering trauma, but perpetuating provocation.
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