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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.
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."
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.
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.