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Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

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Series cast summary:
...  Clay Jensen 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Hannah Baker 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Tony Padilla 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Jessica Davis 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Justin Foley 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Bryce Walker 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Alex Standall 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Zach Dempsey 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Tyler Down 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Lainie Jensen 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Kevin Porter 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Olivia Baker 26 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Montgomery de la Cruz 20 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Matt Jensen 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Sheri Holland 18 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Courtney Crimsen 18 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Marcus Cole 17 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Ryan Shaver 17 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Andy Baker 17 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Dennis Vasquez 15 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Mr. Davis 15 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Principal Gary Bolan 13 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Chloe Rice 13 episodes, 2018
...  Cyrus 12 episodes, 2018
...  Nina Jones 12 episodes, 2018
...  Sonya Struhl 12 episodes, 2018
...  Skye Miller 11 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Deputy Standall 11 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Scott Reed 11 episodes, 2018
...  Judge Campbell 11 episodes, 2018
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Thirteen Reasons Why, based on the best-selling books by Jay Asher, follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers a group of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) -his classmate and crush-who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah unfolds an emotional audio diary, detailing the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, Thirteen Reasons Why weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect viewers. Written by Studio

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Wilson Cruz (Dennis Vasquez) played Ricky, one of the lead characters in another ground breaking teenage drama, My So-Called Life (1994). Coincidentally Ricky's last name was also Vasquez. See more »

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In Episode 1 (and Tape 1, Side A) Hannah says that there are 13 sides to every story, and that this is the reason for making 13 tapes. However, at the time she recorded the first tape, she had only planned on making 12, which she reveals in Episode 12. She didn't intend to record a conversation with Mr. Porter until days later. See more »

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Hannah: Hey, Helmet.
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Raw, painfully blunt, and brutally honest
3 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

How strange it is for me to say this, but I hope they don't make a second season for this show. It ended exceptionally well, with beautiful one-liners and a soundtrack that was thematically symmetrical to the harsh reality presented in the show. The lighting, the flashbacks, the narration was pitch perfect. I love how the producers kept true to the book, developing the story peripherally as I expect they had to do, to make thirteen hour-long episodes, but they left the main plot untouched and untarnished.

Everyone who has been through high school knows that it isn't easy. Everyone who has contemplated taking their own lives knows isolation, knows a million streams of thought blazing by, knows about grasping at signs and the slimmest of hopes. The story presented here is so unapologetic and raw, so real that the viewer is left reeling from their own moral compasses flickering. Are we so innocent? It takes less than a moment to reach the conclusion that no one is innocent.

The acting is superb and convincing. The actors and actresses ages are finally reflected honestly in a young adult / coming of age show. I think everyone knows someone who has gone through some of the problems presented in the show which makes it so relatable. And although it doesn't give us any solid resolve to these challenges, just as in life, we go on.


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