All tagged Suicide

13 Reasons Why...and a Few Reasons Why Not

I've been reading a great deal about the "groundbreaking" Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and decided it was time to investigate this drama based on the book by the same name. Audiences have been polarized by the show's themes and its characters, some heralding it as an important piece in warning against bullying and the ripple effects of suicide, while others have found the show to have handled its delicate themes irresponsibly. I spent the last few days binge-watching 13 Reasons Why to figure out what this show achieves. With all due respect to what the show earnestly aspires to, 13 Reasons Why left me feeling that there are a few reasons "why not" to get too excited about the program.