Why everyone should watch “13 Reasons Why”

I’m really not sure how to feel about it. I love the idea behind this show, its purpose, but I also hate the fact that’s it’s not a mere science fiction story. It’s real. It happens everyday. Right now, while you’re reading this, there’s someone laying down in their bed who is being emotionally knocked down by people who they don’t share anything in common with. Even worse, they’re also being knocked down by people who they love.

In case you haven’t seen it yet… 13 Reasons Why is an eye opening portrait of what many kids and teenagers live through today. The dark side of social media. And hey… come on… I even have my own blog… I’m all about social media and I feel like it’s a great tool. But we have to be honest, it can be used for the wrong things if the wrong hands use it.

13 Reasons Why tells the story of a Junior high school girl named Hannah who decided to take her life away. After doing this, we find out that she left 13 cassettes explaining why she did what she did.

I’m personally lucky to never have experienced any form of bullying or depression. I do know however some people who haven’t been that lucky and trust me, after watching this show, I’ll make sure they know that I care about them.

Parents should watch this show. Teachers should watch this show. This show is the exact representation of why, especially here in the U.S., so many teenagers take their own lives away. It’s eye opening. 13 Reasons Why doesn’t hide anything. It will literally show you the whole process of how does a girl who moves into a new town to start a new life end up in a bathtub.

I didn’t cry watching the show… But oh boy, I could feel my guts in my throat as I listened to the tapes.

Trust me, watch it. It’s 13 episodes that you’ll have to invest some time on, but what you’ll get from it is more than a mere entertainment show.

 

P.S. With regards to all the controversy around the show and all of the kids that are supposedly harming themselves after watching it… This is obviously not a show intended to make suicide look as an alternative healing solution. It is a show for parents, teachers, friends, families, acquaintances to be more open. To love each other. To be honest. Caring. To fight for justice and to care about your neighbors. I feel like at the end, they do fail at transmitting their original idea… They make it seem like Hanna’s suicide did bring her peace, which is wrong in my opinion since this does somewhat portray suicide as something good when it shouldn’t.

Author: Tony Lewis

I own my own blog. Funny right? No, not really. I do online marketing for a living. I love to share my thoughts and opinions on different things, but what I enjoy the most is getting on a plane and exploring the world.