“I hope you’re ready, because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you’re listening to these tapes, you’re one of the reasons why.”
Thus begins, on the notes of Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division and with a blow to the stomach “13 thirteen Reasons Why”, Netflix series produced, among others, by Selena Gomez. The series that, in less than a week has already become the television event of the season comes from a bestseller, the psychological thriller by Jay Asher published in 2007.It is a true masterpiece of seriality. The first season consists of 13 episodes, 13 stories recorded by Hannah, on the old unsold tape of his parent’s store. Bullying, cyber bullying, violence, sex, drugs and hidden secrets, all consumed in the shade of an American high school. This is not the same old story-pitying that ends with a suicide. It all starts with Hannah’s suicide, which, however, does not interest the role of the victim. She wants things to change and so, even if for her there is no future, decides to give a lesson to those who have treated so badly to bring it to make this gesture.
Let’s make this clear that I have not seen the last episode, so as not to spoil anything. But I can not wait that Clay plays all those damn tapes.
I forgot to introduce Clay, he is the true protagonist, story after story begins to feel the need to do justice to her friend. But discovering that the tapes have gone from guilty to guilty up to him. The plot is strong, the images also, the rhythm is punctuated by a perfect soundtrack to transport us empathetically in the sense of nervousness who aimed Clay listening to every story. The soundtrack is impressive in a few episodes, because as Hannah explains in his tapes: “If you hear a song that makes you cry and you don’t want to cry anymore, you don’t listen to that song anymore. But you can’t get away from yourself. You can’t decide not to see yourself anymore. You can’t decide to turn off the noise in your head”.
And he it takes a lifetime to listen to them all, leaving us to savor particularly after particular. In this story there are no good or bad, but we understand that sometimes even a small gesture can lead to take extreme measures, as well as save a life. Thus, the petition does not sound strange https://www.change.org/p/proporre-la-visione-della-serie-tv-tredici-nelle-scuole-superiori to propose the vision of 13 reason why in high schools. Not only to young people, but especially to teachers and parents.
The series which, for the themes dealt with, is at the center of a huge debate, will not offer solutions but put in front of a reality that many people are forced to deal with every day inside the school walls as in the web. Perfectly showing the abuses and problems linked to the devastating power that has taken the technology, where one shot can destroy a person not only honor but also sgretolarla soul.
I do not know if you can consider this series simply a Teen Drama, because, despite its setting, can involve everyone who sees it, the first few minutes, being able, at the same time in breaking free from most moralistic clichés and the reassurance of a happy ending to which this kind of television has accustomed us.
Hannah knows, in the real world there is no happy ending, or you live or not. Each one is a proponent of his destiny and responsible for fate of others people. And as she explains: “You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything… affects everything.”
Despite the controversy of those who believe that the series will bring dangerous emulations, Netflix has secured the fun that the second season of 13 reason why it is already in the works. Probably justice will be done.