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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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Brian Yorkey
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Dylan Minnette ...  Clay Jensen 49 episodes, 2017-2020
Christian Navarro ...  Tony Padilla 49 episodes, 2017-2020
Alisha Boe ...  Jessica Davis 49 episodes, 2017-2020
Brandon Flynn ...  Justin Foley 49 episodes, 2017-2020
Justin Prentice ...  Bryce Walker 49 episodes, 2017-2020
Ross Butler ...  Zach Dempsey 49 episodes, 2017-2020
Devin Druid ...  Tyler Down 49 episodes, 2017-2020
Amy Hargreaves ...  Lainie Jensen 49 episodes, 2017-2020
Miles Heizer ...  Alex Standall 49 episodes, 2017-2020
Timothy Granaderos ...  Montgomery de la Cruz / ... 43 episodes, 2017-2020
Michael Sadler ...  Jock / ... 40 episodes, 2017-2020
Josh Hamilton ...  Matt Jensen 35 episodes, 2017-2020
Caleb Pilkenton ...  Jock / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2020
Katherine Langford ...  Hannah Baker 28 episodes, 2017-2020
Derek Luke ...  Kevin Porter 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Kate Walsh ...  Olivia Baker 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Mark Pellegrino ...  Bill Standall 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Steven Weber ...  Gary Bolan / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Mia Jómor ...  Student / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Grace Saif ...  Ani Achola 23 episodes, 2019-2020
Tyler Barnhardt ...  Charlie St. George 23 episodes, 2019-2020
Austin Aaron ...  Luke Holliday / ... 23 episodes, 2018-2020
Brenda Strong ...  Nora Walker 22 episodes, 2018-2020
Michele Selene Ang ...  Courtney Crimsen 22 episodes, 2017-2020
RJ Brown ...  Caleb 21 episodes, 2018-2020
Bryce Cass ...  Cyrus 21 episodes, 2018-2020
Joseph C. Phillips ...  Greg Davis 20 episodes, 2017-2020

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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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If you're listening, you're too late.

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Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

Ani's name is pronounced as On-nee. Nora (played by Brenda Strong) mispronounces Ani's name quite often, pronouncing it as Annie. Brenda Strong played in the reboot of Dallas as Bobby Ewing's wife Annie. 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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Lovelife
Written by Thomas Mars, Deck D'Arcy, Laurent Brancowitz and Christian Mazzalai
Performed by Phoenix
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Season 1 YES! Season 2 Eh. Season 3 No No No.
30 August 2019 | by camjgarciaSee all my reviews

I came here to write a review specifically about the character Ani, but upon seeing previous reviews, there's nothing left to be said. The show apparently needed a voice in the background because Hannah isn't there to do it, so they introduce us to a RANDOM character and make us believe she was included in this very VERY closed off group because...that's exactly how high school works, right? Love the actress, hated the character. This show turned teen detective very quickly, and the main story line is everyone is lying about something, but what clue can us teen detectives find at the end of each episode to bring truth to a lie. Every time.

I DO have to say something about the cinematography and lighting and editing. That was awesome and these poor teams hardly get credit. The seamless transitions to flashbacks worked like, for the lack of a better term, like magic. You watch a character walk away, but in the same shot as the lighting changes see the character emerge again in the flashback. Standing ovation for that. I loved it.


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