13 Reasons Why Season 2 Left Me Confused and Unsatisfied

Attention! The following post contains spoilers on ALL the episodes of “Thirteen Reasons Why” and sensitive topics such as sexual assault, rape and suicide. You’ve been warned!

So, three months after season 2 came out and everybody stopped talking about it, I finally decided to watch it. And it took me almost another month to write this post. It’s been hell.

Let me get something out real quick: I knew it was not going to be as good as the first one. It is a known fact that sequels are worst than its original concept, especially if you only had the first season planned.

Here is the list of all 13 reasons why “13 reasons why” left me confused and unsatisfied:

The Justin Plot hole

how did they not notice this? They thought we would not notice? Justin was Bryce’s best friend and he did not know about the clubhouse? PLEASE.

Clay

He is unbearable. I cannot stand him. He is the worst. So annoying and somehow always making the worst decision possible. He sucks and I hate him.

Bryce’s sentence

Bryce’s minimal “sentence” was disheartening. I really thought they were going to show some hope and spread a positive message that horrible crimes such as these are not to be left unpunished. They went with reality and a real depiction of what sadly happens every day.

Chloe’s betrayal of all women

Chloe’s refusal to acknowledge Bryce’s toxic behaviour made me so mad. I hoped she would be strong and speak up, instead she defended him. Her unplanned pregnancy at the end of the last episode was not particularly shocking but hopefully it will lead to an interesting storyline in season 3. That being said, she betrayed women.

I understand not speaking up, of course. Jessica didn’t want to and that’s her choice and it has to be respected. But defending him? NAH.

Hannah’s truths

Hannah recorded the tapes but she didn’t tell the whole truth. She left out her sort of friendship with Bryce, her romance with Zach and more. Why would she do that?

You record cassettes so that the people who pushed you to commit suicide realise what they did and yet, you don’t put everything in them? Was it because the writers needed more material for season 2?

I did not understand that decision.

Hannah’s faults

What really bothered my about this season, is that they blamed Hannah for killing herself. Clay shouts it at her (or rather his own hallucination of her) a one point and I was so pissed off by that.

Clay’s reaction is understandable: he is quite self-centred and he also does not comprehend her decision of taking her own life.

The whole season sees Hannah’s suicide as something she did to other people in her life instead of what it actually was. A girl who was so broken and couldn’t bear to spend any more time on Earth. She didn’t do it to other people, she did it to herself. She killed herself.

THE Bathroom Scene

It was so raw. It was almost as painful as Hannah’s rape scene in the 1st season. It made me sick to my stomach. They wanted to go for the “shock effect” and they did it. It was unbearable to watch.

I know there was a lot of controversy around this particular scene and I perfectly understand why. It was so violent and just thinking about it, makes me shiver.

Jessica & Justin

What. The. Fuck.

I appreciated a lot Justin’s storyline. it was a story of redemption and of forgiveness.

But there is a difference between forgiving someone for not having prevented your rape from happening and kissing him in the locker room. That really bothered me. I just want Jessica to be happy and deal with what was done to her in the most healthy way possible.

Hannah As A Ghost

Why did they do this? Why? It was terrible. I hated it. She died. Stop bringing her back. and what is worse, they brought her back as a figment of Clay’s imagination.

No.

Where are the adults?

I mean! There is almost no honest dialogue between the parents and the kids.

This is the reason the show should be targeted to parents instead of teenagers: by seeing the show they might get a better understanding of what goes on in the life of their children.

Parents could be scared into installing a line of dialogue with their kids.

“Please dream your dreams”

This was the worst line I’ve ever heard on a TV show. It screams sloppy and cheesy writing and I hate it.

Not even Kate Walsh could save this monstrosity.

Guns

How can people of all ages get their hands of so many guns? America, you have a problem. Can’t you freaking see it?!

Guns should not circulate this freely!!! #GunControlNow

Clay

Yes, Clay again. My hatred for him has to be mentioned twice in this list. He is the worst. I’ve never hated a protagonist as much as I’ve despised him.



Here are my 13 reasons why I thought the show was problematic.

Did you watch it? What did you think about Bryce’s sentence? And about Justin’s road to redemption? Please tell me you hate Clay as much as I do.

Feel free to write me a comment or tweet at me or even send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

 

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One Of The Worst Parties I’ve Ever Been To

So… A couple of weeks ago I talked about this party that I was supposed to go to in my “What’s Been Going on” post and it happened two Saturdays ago.

I was not happy.

Not at all.

I didn’t have a totally terrible time but I had to restrain myself from standing up and starting yelling at them.

It was my high school friend’s birthday party and she invited a group of people who is wildly different from me. They like to drink, get wasted and party.

In the last post, I talked about how I would storm out and throw a fit whenever I heard ugly comments.

They swore like sailors. And by swearing I don’t mean the odd f-word or something like that. In Italy, we call it “bestemmiare”, I’d say the closest translation might be “to blaspheme”.

But they didn’t it all the time. Two or three in every single sentence. It was disgusting.

And not because I’m a particularly religious person, it’s just common decency. It’s ugly and disrespectful. They must have said at least 300 of them. I’m not joking.

And you would not believe the racist stuff they said. Not to mention the homophobic slurs.

I was fucking disgusted. It made me sick to my stomach.

Oh, and I also got a gin and tonic spilled on my dress.

G.R.E.A.T.

You can hear the sarcasm from across the globe.

And I was mostly disappointed in myself. Because I didn’t say anything. But what can you say? What can you do without causing a scene and ruining your friend’s party? They notice I didn’t laugh with them and that I wasn’t even smiling. At all.

But I still feel guilty. Now, I wish I had done something. Because if you see something wrong and you don’t say anything, aren’t you a part of the problem as well?

I’ve been wrecking my brain trying to think of what I could or should have done. I rewatched a season 1 episode of Brooklyn99, in which Jake punches a homophobic journalist in the face because he insulted Captain Holt.

Maybe I should have done the same. Now the punching part, obviously. But I should not have stood by and done nothing.

The only thing that is keeping me from tearing my hair from my skull is knowing that I’ll be able to say something the next time. My friend, the only one who did not participate, invited me to a party he is throwing at the end of July and I’ll probably go just because he is the one who invited me.

But I’ll have a chance of a do-over. And I promise to get it right.

Still, I need advice. How do I make my point come across without punching him in the face or insulting him like there is not tomorrow?

Can you help me? What should I have done and what do you recommend I should do next time?

xxx

Georgia

Reading Wrap-up – March 2018

March has come and gone! I can’t believe tomorrow is already April.

I haven’t read that much this month. My Goodreads reading challenge is telling me I’m two books behind schedule…

Apparently, I’ve only read two books in March and to be fair… I’m quite disappointed with myself.

  • Conversations With Friends: A Novel by Sally Rooney

32187419I was excited to read this book but I had other expectations going into it and I was disappointed.
I wanted it to be so much more and I was let down.
It’s not a bad book.
It’s about these two college girls who become friends with an older married couple.
It’s a classic book about not very nice people doing not very nice things, but I wasn’t intrigued by the characters.
Rather than understanding their flaws, I only got annoyed by their actions and their personalities. I was exasperated by them.
Nick drove me up the wall. He had no spine, no personality. He was so empty and annoying. He was the worst one.
Overall a 3 stars book. It was ok. kind of.

⭐⭐⭐



The other book I’ve read was…

  • Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli

19547856I was planning on reading this book but as soon as I saw that the movie had come out and how much everybody was loving it, I HAD to get my hands on it.

And I’m so incredibly glad I did.

It’s about Simon, a high schooler who has been trying to deal with the difficulties of coming out as gay to his parents and his friends. He is then blackmailed by a classmate who finds one of his email to another anonymous closeted boy at his school.

It’s a great story about coming out, being accepted for who you are and actually being your true self.

I really loved it. It was amazing. It touched to many important topics and issues and it made me feel stuff.
The characters felt incredibly realistic and they represented what being a teenager is like.
And the protagonist, Simon, is adorable!
❤❤❤❤
Beautiful book.
I am in awe.

I highly recommend it to ANYONE. Please read it.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



Let me know if you’ve read the books or if you have any recommendation for me! I’d love to know a recent book you’ve read that made an impact on you!

xxx

Georgia

Hugging

Today my mom hugged me. And not in a congratulatory “Happy Birthday” or “Happy New Year” way. We hadn’t hugged like that since that morning in high school, when I basically had a breakdown in the bathroom.

This time, we stumbled upon each other in the kitchen and she hugged me.

So of course, I’ve been crying for 20 minutes. I don’t know what happened, she put her arms around me and tear came out of my eyes.

I haven’t had the best weekend, counting the days until I HAVE to go back to Uni. I was supposed to go today. But last night while I was watching the Emmys I couldn’t keep my heart beat down. I felt something on my chest, something that suffocated me and my heart kept pounding. It took me quite a long time to make it stop.

At 4.30AM I wrote to the friend I was supposed to meet at the train station that I got a bug my little cousin had yesterday at lunch. She was sick. I am not. I couldn’t help by lie. I know that it’s horrible, but I can’t talk to people. I can’t tell them what I truly feel.

Anyway, I didn’t go and I’ve been feeling like shit all day. Extremely happy about the Emmys, but basically dead inside. It’s all a “guilt” problem. That I already knew.

But getting hugged by my mom was what sent me over the edge. She is not a very physical person. Aside from a pat (it’s more like an affectionate slap, actually on the leg, we don’t really touch.

I don’t know what’s happening to me.

While we were hugging in the middle of the kitchen, my sister came in. I couldn’t let her see me cry. I think she knows that something isn’t right. I think she might have seen me cry a couple of times. When I couldn’t hide it. She hasn’t said anything, thought. What could she say?

I’ll be trying to go to Uni on Wednesday, since there is English 3. And that shouldn’t cause me any stress. As if.

I’m going to lay down now. I already feel the post-crying-headache coming on.