13 Wishes After Watching 13 Reasons Why…

13 Reasons Why

So I start this post with an apology to my family, who I’ve completely ignored and neglected for virtually two days solid, as I spent them in a 13 Reasons Why induced coma.  At one point my husband came in to poke me with a stick and put a mirror under my nose to check I was still breathing.  I decided quite early on Sunday (16th April) I was fed up of feeling left out of everyone discussing 13 Reasons and I wanted in.  I should also just add here this is the exact same reason I read Fifty Shades of Grey.  Anyway skip forward 48 hours and I’ve binged watched all 13 episodes and I’m not going to give any major spoilers away but I will give you my 13 wishes having watched it.

  • There are a lot of references to other people listening to the tapes a lot quicker and I can’t help but wish the narrative would’ve followed one of those as my early suspicions were right.  It is soooooooo drawn out and long winded.
  • I wish someone would of throat punched Clay’s mum.  I don’t know why but she drives me insane.  I don’t know what it is about her.  Her monotonous drivel or her passive attempts at helping him but I spent most of the time wanting to throat punch her.
  • I love Jeff.  I wish he’d of had more air time.
  • I also wish we knew more about Skye.
  • I wish the make up department had of been more on point with Clay’s head wound.  It looked proper frowsy in most of the episodes and I know it was jumping timelines but the continuity with his graze also left a lot to be desired.
  • I so desperately wish Hannah would of got her shit together sooner when it comes to Clay but I also acknowledge then the story wouldn’t be what it is.
  • I wish my heart didn’t break watching episode 11.
  • I really REALLY wish I didn’t feel sorry for the likes of Justin and Zach.
  • I wish I didn’t fear Ross Butler (Zach Dempsey) was in danger of getting typecast.  Douchelord jock in Riverdale, douchelord jock in 13 Reasons Why.  I’m seeing a pattern emerging here.
  • I kind of wish we’d of started at the end and worked our way backwards.
  • I can’t be the only person who watched who wishes I didn’t still have this many questions.
  • I wish a PG version could be made to show to all teenage kids at school to try and help teach them some valuable lessons.

I feel like there were so many important things said during all the episodes that I’d be here forever listing them all but here are just a couple to reflect on.

Overall I found 13 Reasons Why to be a very compelling and heartbreaking watch.  I actually feel bad, due to the content and nature, saying it was great.  It’s a bit like watching The Passion of Christ and saying it’s “brilliant”.  It explores teenage suicide and deals with rape and some very difficult subjects but I know that it will stay with me for a while.  Have you watched? What did you think? No spoilers please or DM me on Twitter to discuss.

TTFN

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12 Responses to 13 Wishes After Watching 13 Reasons Why…

  1. Natalie says:

    Yes! I hear you on all those points. It does feel weird saying it was a good show, especially with all the angst it was dealing with, but I also think is shows so many sides to different stories! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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  2. susankmann says:

    I haven’t watched yet, I want to, but having kids go up to high school next year. Well it’s always a worry. I have loved your points and think I will watch now. I agree a PG version would be excellent. But oh so many questions x

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  3. I definitely felt the same way about Clay’s mother. I’m only on episode 7 at the moment, but omg she drives me crazy. Lovely post! I’m almost dragging out the last few episodes because I want it to last longer!
    Xx, Maegan

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    • Lots of people told me episode 9 was a turning point Maegan but it was definitely episode 11 for me. It’s when everything really starts to fall into place. Believe me the end will 100% leave you wanting more. Thanks for reading xoxo let’s catch up again when you’ve finished watching.

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  4. ly says:

    I haven’t watched this yet, but it’s in my list.

    http://www.somethinginthewayshemoves.me

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  5. The Monday Project says:

    I thought it was harrowing and raw to watch but I think it has an important message interlaced throughout and as many people should watch as possible! I loved the book when I read it a few years ago so I was glad it was done justice on the bigger screen.

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

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    • It was very compelling watching Kirsty and I completely agree – it really does have such an important message hence why I’d love for a PG version to be made so it could be screened in schools. Since watching I have one-clicked the book and added to my TBR list. Thanks for reading.

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  6. I haven’t watched it but I have read and heard so many positive things about it that I feel i really really need to see it. xx corinne

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