aargh, I need to get in on S3… @politeruin TY for using spoiler tags!
@anajames 13 Reasons - watched it over the last week and a half. I think this one will speak to most of us mutants, for many or most or all of us have spent some or most of our time on the fringes at some point. The main motivation for watching it was that my preteen said a lot of schoolmates were talking about it or watching, and said preteen still hasn’t hit the immersion point for a lot of the subject matter so I wanted to see if this series might be a good point to watch together to broach and introduce some of these topics like advanced social bullying, slut shaming, sexual assault, substance abuse, depression, suicide, etc. I think it was well done and touching. Maybe not a good intro piece for a preteen, but for a high schooler it all seems age appropriate. Does it glamorize suicide? Well, I don’t know, maybe, it tries not too, but it is a glamorous production, even when they are trying to look haggard most of these kids look pretty good. Many articles have compared it to the John Hughes stuff, and for me I do think it is like a modern day Breakfast Club - in the new long form binge friendly extended mini series format they spend more time with more cliques, presentations are more shocking, adults and authority figures seem as clueless as ever. Passes the Bechdel test and has non-Long Duk Dong asian, characters, both of which is nice. Can’t avoid all the stereotypes, but I think it is one of the better integrated multi race, multi socio economic caste casted shows I’ve seen. As an adult looking at my past, it speaks to me as a reminder of days past, not sure how it is received by the kids of today. I would recommend for parents who aren’t sure if they are familiar with the underbelly of how things can be in high school if they are curious.