13 Reasons Why: Season 1 TV review - Aussieboyreviews


This entertaining but disturbing series features and depicts mature topics, including suicide which may be considered as glorification. But this significant show is not for kids as it includes graphic subjects.


As the school mourns the tragic death of Hannah Baker, her classmate Clay, who had a crush on her, returns home to find a box of recordings made by Hannah in which she explains the thirteen reasons why she chose to commit suicide.

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Creator: Brian Yorkey
Cast: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Derek Luke, Kate Walsh, Michele Selene Ang
Release Date (Australia): 31 March 2017
Episodes: Tape 1, Side A / Tape 1, Side B / Tape 2, Side A / Tape 2, Side B / Tape 3, Side A / Tape 3, Side B / Tape 4, Side A / Tape 4, Side B / Tape 5, Side A / Tape 5, Side B / Tape 6, Side A / Tape 6, Side B / Tape 7, Side A
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The series features frequent references to suicide and disturbing scenes, including graphic depictions of sexual assault and suicide.

Violence (MA15+)

The series contains scenes depicting rape and bloody beatings and an explicit scene in which a character commits suicide by cutting her wrists in a bathtub.

Coarse Language (M)

The series includes occasionally aggressive use of the word “f**k”, in addition to the words “s**t”, “bitch” and “slut”.

Drug Use (M)

There are depictions of drug use in which characters smoke marijuana using a bong.

Nudity (PG)

Contains brief depictions of male buttocks nudity.

Sex (MA15+)

The series includes verbal sexual references, brief masturbation scenes and lengthy scenes depicting sexualised violence.

Aussie boy's thoughts

13 Reasons Why is a series focusing on controversial subject matter revolving around suicide, rape, bullying and peer pressure between teenagers. As the episodes move on, the elements get increasingly more graphic, disturbing and hard to watch, but it sure does pick up the conversation. It’s filled with excellent teen-like performances, an extremely engaging concept and is often realistic, despite the fact that real people dealing with these topics will call it stereotypes when it’s not stereotyping the topic, it’s a depiction of a few teenager’s struggles.

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