Inside 13 Reasons Why, the most daring show on television
This week’s cover goes deep on Netflix’s most-talked-about series
Hannah Baker had a story to tell. And when 13 Reasons Why hit Netflix in March, the internet couldn’t stop talking about it. Three weeks after the show’s release, it had become the most tweeted-about TV series of 2017, with 11 million tweets. Whether it’s about the subject matter, the performances, or even the music, the conversation surrounding the show has been constant, making it a breakout hit for the streaming service — not to mention landing its original source material, Jay Asher’s 2007 YA novel of the same name, the No. 1 spot on USA Today’s best-seller list.
As hot as the show is among young (and not-so-young) viewers, the ways in which it confronts these issues is just as hotly debated. Does it glamorize suicide? Is it too graphic? Or should it be lauded for its willingness to disturb audiences in the pursuit of honest conversation? The show isn’t just dominating Twitter — it’s become water cooler talk across the nation. To find out why we can’t stop talking about it — and there are many reasons — pick up this week’s EW.
Source: Entertainment Weekly