Monday, April 10, 2017

MARIAH's TAKE on 13 Reasons Why Season 1 Episode 5 - "Tape 3, Side A"

About the Show:
After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
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Network:
Netflix

Genre:
Young Adult
Crime Drama/Mystery
Rating:
TV-MA

Created by:
Brian Yorkey

Series based on:
Thirteen Reasons Why

Based on the Novel Written by:
Jay Asher

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Cast:
Dylan Minnette – Clay Jensen
Katherine Langford – Hannah Baker
Christian Navarro - Tony
Brandon Flynn – Justin
Jutsin Prentice - Bryce
Kate Walsh – Mrs. Baker

See Full List of Cast & Crew on IMDB


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Episode 5: "Tape 3, Side A"
Hannah and Clay connect at the school dance, but a crass rumor ruins the mood. Clay takes Courtney to visit Hannah’s grave.

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My Thoughts

Note: This review contains spoilers


“It’s always the quiet ones.”

I guess you can say that; after all, it’s not like Clay is having a normal day (or days) anyway. 13 Reasons Why needs major viewer discretion warnings, as Clay forces Courtney to face the reality of her actions. Hannah is dead and she is one of the reasons why. This series doesn’t hold anything back and discusses real problems that these teenagers face: depression, bullying, sexual assault, and sexuality. There are victims and criminals. But in some scenes, I wonder if this is how people really talked behind my back when I went to high school. Drunk or sober, younglings are savage little monsters. Sometimes they mean to hurt others and others they just want to save their own skin… which usually ends up hurting someone else.

If I haven’t expressed it before, I enjoy Christian Navarro’s part as Tony. He seems so much like an elder brother and acts one of the more mature high schoolers. If it weren’t for Tony, I don’t think Clay would be able to continue with the tapes, even if it is for Hannah.

The suspense is killer and I want to know what the recordings will say next.



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