It’s hard to think what the world is slowly coming to.
With a flash or a blink, people are utterly transformed into unrecognisable beings and all that was good could quickly turn sour. So we tend to ask ourselves, could a Netflix show like 13 Reasons Why be something so crucial and relatable in the world today?
Here is why we think the answer is a definite yes.
Following the huge success of the first season, the stars and creators are under pressure to continue the powerful story in the second season, which recently wrapped. However, they had no trouble doing that.
Miles Heizer, who portrays Alex, told Us Weekly, “I think [the taboo topics] are kind of in the same amount as the first season. We’re just talking about real issues that people don’t talk about that much, but I feel like are actually talking about more, especially right now in our culture. I think this season’s gonna be very relevant. I’m excited for it to come out and for people to see what’s going on.”
The show, which documents a high school’s journey before and after the suicide of Hannah Baker, has never shied away from darker topics, especially when it comes to mental health. Heizer explained that he felt 13 Reasons Why was one of the few shows that really, accurately portrayed what kids are going through.
“We all felt a responsibility to make it relatable, to convey a positive message and let kids know this stuff is not OK and that we need to talk about it, so people can get help and talk to each other about these serious issues. We wanted people to be able to find freedom from those issues through talking about it,” he said at the time, adding that the cast would also get together after shooting and talk about issues going on in their own lives.”
Season 1 of 13 Reasons Why is currently streaming on Netflix.