“The new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is based on the book by Jay Asher, and follows high school student Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box under his porch. In the box? Thirteen tapes and a map left behind by his classmate, best friend and secret crush, Hannah, who died by suicide two weeks earlier. Each tape is dedicated to one person who somehow led the teenager to kill herself.
Directed by Oscar winner Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”) written by Tony and Pulitzer winner Brian Yorkey (“Next to Normal”), the series was also executive produced by Selena Gomez, known for having struggled with her mental health and now for being an advocate and spokesperson on this topic.
To me, there are 13 reasons why this new show is an important watch. (…)”