First time I’ve heard about „13 reason why” was on Twitter two weeks ago. So it made me curious because I think the subject the TV show is focusing on is a major problem all around the world. So I didn’t even think about it and started the first episode. It stroke a chord on me from the first minutes so it only took me two days to finish it. And I also re-watched it with my sister. And I think everybody should watch it. It’s brutally honest and so so real. And I’m not saying it just because I liked the show so much. But because this subject is so sensitive and painful, but people prefer to ignore it than deal with it. Which is really wrong.
Bullying is a major problem and it causes so much pain and suffering. It’s the reason why over 160 k teens skip school every day, and 1 in 10 drop out of school because they are repeatedly bullied. And that’s only in USA. So, instead of saying „13 reasons why” glamorize teen suicide, why don’t you try to find solutions to this problem that has such a big impact on our teens? Why not react and intervene? Why not try to stop it? Instead of focusing on criticizing one of the most real TV show out there today, try and see what you can do to help stop this practice that is killing our children? Actions not words.
So, here are my 13rw I love this TV show:
- It focuses on showing the ugly truth. No lies, no sweet talking.
- Some of the reasons why Hannah committed suicide were so normal and even tho they seem small and unimportant they aren’t like that, which shows that even if we take it as a joke, someone out there is not.
- The TV show deals with other subjects like drinking and driving; the absence of parents, who prefer to ignore their children and give them everything than to be there and listen to them; relationships; drugs; rape; school counselors who are not really listening; and so many more.
- The music. Ohhh, the music is absolutely amazing.
- The actors. So freaking good acting. You can see they put so much passion and hard work into it. They really got into their characters.
- The heartbreaking suicide moment. Yes, I watched it. Because I wanted to take it all in. I think the way they did it’s perfect, if I can say that. I liked that they changed it from the book. The way she does it it shows that killing yourself is not easy or fashionable. It’s hard and painful and lonely.
- Even tho life is hard and sometimes you feel like there’s nothing you can do, killing yourself is not the answer. Like Clay did, you can find so many other reasons to live.
- It showed that death doesn’t only happens to you. It happens to everyone around you.
- The 13rw production team opened a hotline for teens who are being bullied and want help. You can find it at www.13reasonwhy.info
- It makes you wanna react. It makes you angry. And you can use that to do something good about it. Focusing on helping others and listen more when someone comes to you for an advice.
- You find other people like you. You’ll see you’re not the only one having problems and there are others dealing with the same stuff like you.
- I think the show makes parents paying more attention to what’s going on with their children.
- If you watch the show you’ll see that in the last episode the time of the action is in November 2017; that means Hannah is still alive and the events in the TV show didn’t happen yet. That is a smart way to make you see that you can still do something for someone if you see them struggling. You have time to do something. To take action. To stop bullying. To react whenever you see someone being bullied.
I recommend this TV show. It’s not just for teens. It’s for all of us. It’s a reality wake up call. So good, so so good. Amazingly good.