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13 Reasons Why 

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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:
Dylan Minnette ...  Clay Jensen 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Katherine Langford ...  Hannah Baker 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Christian Navarro ...  Tony Padilla 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Alisha Boe ...  Jessica Davis 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Brandon Flynn ...  Justin Foley 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Justin Prentice ...  Bryce Walker 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Miles Heizer ...  Alex Standall 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Ross Butler ...  Zach Dempsey 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Devin Druid ...  Tyler Down 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Amy Hargreaves ...  Lainie Jensen 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Derek Luke ...  Kevin Porter 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Kate Walsh ...  Olivia Baker 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Timothy Granaderos ...  Montgomery de la Cruz 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Josh Hamilton ...  Matt Jensen 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Ajiona Alexus ...  Sheri Holland 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Michele Selene Ang ...  Courtney Crimsen 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Steven Silver ...  Marcus Cole 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Tommy Dorfman ...  Ryan Shaver 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Brian d'Arcy James ...  Andy Baker 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Wilson Cruz ...  Dennis Vasquez 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Joseph C. Phillips ...  Mr. Davis 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Steven Weber ...  Principal Gary Bolan 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Anne Winters ...  Chloe Rice 13 episodes, 2018
Bryce Cass ...  Cyrus 12 episodes, 2018
Samantha Logan ...  Nina Jones 12 episodes, 2018
Allison Miller ...  Sonya Struhl 12 episodes, 2018
Sosie Bacon ...  Skye Miller 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Mark Pellegrino ...  Deputy Standall 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Brandon Butler ...  Scott Reed 11 episodes, 2018
Richard Gross ...  Judge Campbell 11 episodes, 2018
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Storyline

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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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Thirteen Reasons Why See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

While the series contains many character interactions in the present, the book does not. The book deals mostly in the past. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Hannah: I'm glad you're still listening. Having fun?
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Connections

Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.10 (2017) See more »

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Lovelife
Written by Thomas Mars, Deck D'Arcy, Laurent Brancowitz and Christian Mazzalai
Performed by Phoenix
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Raw, painfully blunt, and brutally honest
3 April 2017 | by Sal ASee 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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