It was one of the most shocking scenes from the television history: the zelfmoordscène of the seventeen-year-old Hannah Baker at the end of season one of 13 reasons why. Rarely did the camera is so close to a dying skin. Controversial, yes, ok, but it was true.
That suicide was the point where the whole series go worked. In thirteen episodes, and in the same number of audio cassettes spoke to Hannah for her death and everyone who’s from near or far had something to do with …
That suicide was the point where the whole series go worked. In thirteen episodes, and in the same number of audio cassettes spoke to Hannah for her death and everyone who’s from near or far had something to do with her decision to get out of the life steps. A beautiful concept, nicely packaged. I was a fan.
The creators were inspired by the book by Jay Asher, and that was after season one, of course, uitverteld. The popularity and the big money had to be easy to extend, thought the creators, and they extend simply a sequel. Risky, because more often than not is extension just prullenbakmateriaal. The love and time that was first a book and then in the boekbewerking be invested, are simply unmatchable in a quickly made vervolgverhaaltje. Just to say: the second season of 13 reasons why rattles, grinds and annoys all sides.
Storylines come out of the blue
In the second series we get to hear all from the point of view of the other teens who were witnesses in the trial that hanna’s death parents have filed against the school. There are plots, storylines from the air is simply too important to just from the air come fall.
That Hannah had a sexual relation in the summer before she died, for example. As a viewer you can’t believe that they would be concealed. And that she for her death, a sheet of paper would be filled with ” 13 reasons why not’, that takes even the flattest parodieschrijver. Hannah herself is by the way – the horror! – Beau Séjour-wise is presented as a kind of cheerful spirit in the head of her friend Clay.
And then there are ‘the issues’. Everything a teenager in 2018 could threaten and affect on a large lot samengegooid: suicide, alcohol, self-mutilation, sexual boundaries, rape, and #metoo, weapons, shootings at school, drugs, sexting, ontmaagding, and a teen pregnancy. To the all what of, is all those ungodly hours again larded with pseudo-weighty counsels of the tekenkrullende type: ‘How to dispose of you the most pain? How to turn your darkness into light? By to love one another.’ Gil!
Just as season one ended with a controversial image, there is also in the finale of season two was a pretty shocking scene. There is on social media, meanwhile, already so much to do that you are almost inclined would be to do but watch. Be warned however: you must be thirteen hours of nonsense for wading through, and that is perhaps exactly the intention of that scene and the hoopla surrounding it. By the way, everything in that final episode smells like one thing: a third season. I walk no more.
The social relevance that the first series might have had, by this whole vervolggeklungel so destroyed that it feels almost as if Hannah die for nothing.
13 reasons why season 2, now on Netflix