*Let me warn you that this rant may get a little too long. Also, I’m not really going to be discussing if the show was glorifying suicide or self-harm because I’m sure that you’ve read in a million other places.
P.S. There may be spoilers ahead!
I have been meaning to share my thoughts about this show ever since it became such a huge deal, no joke, the show was literally everywhere. But I told myself that I would take a step back after watching it and analyse all the key points before coming to a conclusion. So now it has been almost a month since I finished the entire series, and I did take a deep breath -a lot of deep breaths actually- before writing this. Simply because I didn’t want my bias self to shine through.
Now let’s get down to business.
Let me just say that I am not a big fan of the show- now don’t get your panties in a twist just yet. But do I think that people should watch it? That really depends, now if you’re going through troubled times, depression, anxiety or if life’s simply being a shitball, then don’t watch it just yet. Why? Because the show can be somewhat triggering, at least for me it was. Well, for the rest of you, I think you should, but proceed with caution, some scenes are way too graphic.
Alright, so why am I not a fan of this show? Because I really think Hannah could have prevented some of the major shit that happened to her, like bringing Courtney to her house when she had suspected that someone was peeping in, or not closing the damn blinds the next day. Even going to Bryce’s house, especially after seeing what he did to Jessica.
Now don’t go all “oh-you-don’t-know-what-she-was-going-through” because you’re right, I don’t. But I do know how to stop people from stepping on me over and over again because we’re not new to the saying, once bitten, twice shy. Well, i’m not saying that she could have stopped it all from happening, but doesn’t every single thing count?
But if that’s the case then why do I think that people should watch the show? Because the show had one really good hidden message, every little thing hurts. For all those complaining about how some people didn’t deserve a tape, maybe you’re right, maybe not. As much as I too believe that they could have portrayed the message in a stronger way, the message that was meant to be conveyed was amazing. Because this is what most people tend to ignore, people assume that everything they do or say is “just a joke”. Well, is it really?
Also, to be honest, I believe- now when I say that I believe, I mean this is what I think– that when Hannah Baker when to Mr Porter, she had already somewhat made up her mind about killing herself. Now for most of you are who are probably going to go on about this in the comments section, feel free to try to prove me wrong, but like I had said this are just my thoughts on the show and I would love to hear yours!