The series, which first debuted in 2017, originally focused its plot on the suicide of student, Hannah, and who's to blame for her untimely death. But, with the show's unnecessarily graphic and, quite frankly, insensitive, portrayal of mental health and suicide - it sparked more controversy than it did praise.
And when the show was renewed for a second season, the outrage didn't stop, with more disturbing and graphic scenes awaiting viewers.
Much to the disbelief of many, the show was renewed for a third season, which hits the streaming platform today.
For those who are planning on watching, keep scrolling to find out everything that you need to remember from season 2 ahead of today's premiere.
13 Reasons Why is one of the most talked-about Netflix shows.The show, which centers on the suicide of Hannah Baker, has evoked some pretty strong reactions from viewers. Spoiler alert: people haven't exactly been filled with praise for the dark teen drama.
The first season is based on the 13 reasons that led to Hannah taking her own life.Just before she ended her life, the student taped 7 cassettes. Each tape was dedicated to an individual reason that contributed to her untimely death.
It's was then up to Clay to understand the tapes.The show follows Clay's journey to discovering why Hannah committed suicide.
Clay soon discovers something about the tapes...As he listened to the tapes, he soon realized that there are sides each dedicated to a person whom Hannah claims contributed to her death.
Season 1 ends with a graphic scene showing us Hannah's tragic suicide.Up until this point, though it had been referred to, we had never actually seen the moment that Hannah takes her own life. But the season ends with an extremely graphic scene showing Hannah self-harming and eventually bleeding out into the bathtub before her devastated parents walk in to find her lifeless body.
The scene faced floods of criticism.Many people slammed the show for the unnecessarily graphic suicide scene, which detailed a common method of suicide to a young, impressionable, and potentially vulnerable audience.
Not to mention the fact that there was no obvious trigger warning.Which was the least that they could do. Many people also argued that the show depicted no alternative to suicide and therefore glamorized mental illness.
The scene caused so much of a stir that it's since been removed.
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