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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 31, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: Clay and his classmates discover a series of photos that reveal a secret and a conspiracy to cover up the circumstances that played a part in Hannah's death.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    May 16, 2018
    83
    The writers accurately capture the center-of-my-own-universe angst of the teen mind, and this season’s mystery delivers on twists and OMFG moments. 13 Reasons Why finishes season 2 as a show you don’t so much enjoy as endure and appreciate later--much like adolescence itself.
  2. Reviewed by: Kevin O'Keefe
    May 16, 2018
    70
    The strengths--the diverse cast, intriguing mystery--remain the same, while the weaknesses--an exploitative edge, inconsistent characterization--have failed to resolve themselves. What is new and improved, however, is Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen. ... Minnette stands above the pack. His is a tour-de-force performance that goes a long way to making 13 Reasons Why’s second season feel worth the drama.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    May 17, 2018
    50
    The courtroom scenes are among the least convincing scenes in the series.
  4. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    May 22, 2018
    50
    Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why takes a dive in quality from the show’s first which, for all of its flaws, remains a moving tragedy and a potent conversation starter. ... Season 2 employs Polaroid pictures as the breadcrumbs propelling along its feeble mystery. Along the way it also leads us through Jessica’s journey as an assault survivor, indubitably the season’s strongest storyline.
  5. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    May 18, 2018
    40
    While it contains some touching moments as well as tender performances from its ensemble cast, the second season of 13 Reasons Why is, above all else, a string of 13 episodes struggling to justify their existence.
  6. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    May 31, 2018
    40
    The Netflix teen drama’s second season is occasionally arresting, but wholly unnecessary.
  7. Reviewed by: Kelly Lawler
    May 16, 2018
    25
    The pace drags, the dialogue is unnatural and cheesy, the plot is dull and absurd, and most of the characters are still abhorrent. Watching is a chore, but there's no benefit at the end. There are zero reasons to put yourself through it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 57
  2. Negative: 26 out of 57
  1. May 18, 2018
    10
    The controversial Netflix show is back after a year long wait. This season, the producers have been more careful in portraying the taboo issueThe controversial Netflix show is back after a year long wait. This season, the producers have been more careful in portraying the taboo issue of suicide. After binge-watching 5 episodes, I have concluded that many aspects are much better than the first series, Katherine Langford and the main cast acting is at an all time high, the cinematography is phenomenal and the storyline is different, but is still very much like its predecessor, if not better. This will reach many teens. Expand
  2. May 18, 2018
    9
    Look, I do not get why this has such mediocre reviews. I get how some people were offended by the first season, but I bet half of these peopleLook, I do not get why this has such mediocre reviews. I get how some people were offended by the first season, but I bet half of these people who have given negative reviews for this season have either not seen this season at all, or don't see past all the controversy for them to formulate their own opinions. This show is very cautious this time round. Sure there are some weak points, but stellar performances are given by the actors and there is an interesting storyline. Even though there are some differences to the previous season, there is good reason for the show to continue. It may be flawed but it is definitely not as bad as people are saying. Expand
  3. May 19, 2018
    8
    to the fact that people say it's unnecessary to have a second season shouldn't be it main reasons to why this season isn't better than theto the fact that people say it's unnecessary to have a second season shouldn't be it main reasons to why this season isn't better than the last, it's problem is with characters who come and disappear and magically turn up when the story needs a character to be there, it also suffers from it's main plot with the trial of the bakers. however the shows isn't totally bad as people say it is as seeing all the characters back it's nice to see and learn more about them and also as i did say there are problems with the baker case it is interesting to see what side they will tell. so in total season 2 was in some cases a disappointment but not as a much as people are saying. and also if you didn't like season 1 your properly not going to like season 2 which begs the question. why did you even watch season 2 in the first place if you didn't like the first season? Expand
  4. Jun 7, 2018
    4
    How do you make Thirteen Reasons why worse. You do this by making the characters worse, the last episode a complete underwhelming mess, theHow do you make Thirteen Reasons why worse. You do this by making the characters worse, the last episode a complete underwhelming mess, the cinematography way blander, and writing that reeks of padnering. It's easy to start a conversation, it's another to make the conversation even more hostile. Expand
  5. May 31, 2018
    2
    I don't really see the necessity of this season, I still watched it, I wish I didn't.
  6. Sep 22, 2018
    0
    I have spent almost 5 months watching this and couldn't get it done. If you are a fan of the first season, don't watch it. This showI have spent almost 5 months watching this and couldn't get it done. If you are a fan of the first season, don't watch it. This show successfully ruins every character that you liked. Expand
  7. May 20, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. They obviously are going for a third season. Otherwise why put us through this garbage? YES, "garbage". There was no point to watching this season, I feel robbed of 13 hours of my life. Expand

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