13 Reasons why not to mistreat others


Based on the book by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix show that is actually produced by Selena Gomez, has been a talk around everywhere from social media to conversations during class and in the lunchroom. 13 reasons why is a thrilling, one season series about this girl named Hannah Baker that commits suicide, but before she does, she leaves 13 videotapes, each one about a person that made her do what she did.
The show starts off with the perfect character, Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette), a shy boy that had a huge crush on her but was too afraid to actually make a move. When he gets home from school after dealing with Hannah Baker’s death, he finds these videotapes at his door step.
The twist is he’s not the first person to get these tapes like he think he is. 11 others that were on the tapes got them before him. The characters that were on these tapes acted perfectly, and each one’s reason why they are on the tapes is so bad, yet that’s what makes the episodes so good.
Three classic jocks are on the tapes: Justin Foley (Brandon Flynn), Zach Dempsey (Ross Butler), and the worst of the three: Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice). To be honest, Bryce is the worst out of everyone, and he is the most hated character to the viewers as well. Prentice plays this character really well – enough to have all viewers hate him.
As well the jocks, Hannah’s two closest friends Alex Standall (Miles Heizer) and Jessica Davis (Alisha Boe) are on the tapes. Sweetheart Heizer really portrays his view points and emotions about suicide believably. Jessica and Alex meant everything to Hannah until they drifted off during the first two episodes.
Then there are the popular kids that try to be friendly with everyone, but in reality they aren’t: Courtney Crimsen(Michele Selene Ang) and Marcus Cole(Steven Silver). The other characters don’t matter as much as these main ones.
It takes Clay forever to listen to the tapes, mostly because he doesn’t want to hear his own tape, but when he did he was so upset about it. There was no reason to be upset about it because it wasn’t even that bad, and to be honest, Hannah was so over-dramatic about the situation between the two of them and Clay did not need to be on that tape.
The other tapes on the other hand were really bad and deserved to be on them, but no one should have to go through what Hannah went through. That is what the show is trying to get viewers to comprehend. No one knows what goes through a person’s mind and knows what they are dealing with.
Disclaimer: this show focuses on a very important topic and if you have these feelings and are going through something, please do not watch it. It can be very triggering. Other than that, the whole show has everyone on their toes waiting to find out what happens next. This show has a solid 4.5 stars out of 5.