The world has been taken by storm with the new season, “13 Reasons Why” which was released on Netflix earlier this month. Based on the book by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why is about Hannah, who has committed suicide and has left behind tape recordings for her old friend, Clay, with the 13 reasons why she did it. In these tapes, she opens up to Clay about what was going on in her life, the people that have wronged her and the events which ultimately led up to her taking her own life. But it’s not all as it seems as these tapes have a far more profound effect on not just Clay but a whole group of kids from their school. Sounds good right? Sounds gripping and shocking? It is. It’s also the most important show I’ve ever watched in my life.
I go through phases with TV or Netflix shows. I’ll cram like 15,000 of them into the space of a month or I’ll go half a year without starting a single new show. There is no in-between. Right now, I am loving series, more so than films and am always on the lookout for the next one to consume my life. I’ve watched some cracking shows recently and luckily have enjoyed every single one of them massively. Which is a huge achievement because it usually takes me a while to find a show I love – especially if I’m suffering from a hangover from the previous one.
In case you missed the spoiler alert in the title, you might not wanna continue through this post if you plan on watching or are in the middle of watching Stranger Things. Some spoilers may be included in the points I’m going to make. Stranger Things has taken over TV screens, laptops and iPhones all over the globe since its release on Netflix. Sci-Fi combined with Drama combined with Horror combined with a kick-ass Winona Ryder made for a show which gripped the lives of millions. Mine included. Having just finished the first (and currently only) season and not quite knowing what to do with myself or where I go from here until season 2 is released, I decided to share with you the thoughts I had during my time watching Stranger Things.