13 Reasons Why (2017– )
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Tape 1, Side A 

As the school mourns the death of Hannah Baker, her friend Clay receives a box of tapes with messages she recorded before commiting suicide.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Davis (credit only)
Alex Standall (credit only)
Lainie Jensen
Kevin Porter
Olivia Baker
Andy Baker (as Brian D'Arcy James)
Pam Bradley


High school teens mourn the suicide of their classmate Hannah. Clay Jensen is particularly sad. When he gets home he receives a package, containing old fashioned cassette tapes. When he starts to listen, it's Hannah, explaining her life, and why she is dead.

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Drama | Mystery


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31 March 2017 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The lead singer of Joy Division, Ian Curtis, committed suicide like the main character Hannah in the show. Clay puts on the song Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division in the car with Tony. See more »


On the bus Hanna put her number into Justin's phone but didn't take his number, later on he was the first to text her but somehow his number was already saved in her phone. See more »


[first lines]
Hannah Baker: Hey, it's Hannah, Hannah Baker. That's right. Don't adjust your... whatever device you're listening to this on. It's me, live and in stereo. No return engagements, no encore. And this time absolutely no requests. Get a snack. Settle in. 'Cause I'm about to tell you the story of my life.
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Its bane and boon is- its way too truthful to its adaptation.
17 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I read 'Thirteen Reasons Why' five months back and I really enjoyed it- the concept of our little deeds really influencing someone to suicide was mind-blowing. Then the TV show happened and with a lot of hype. So I finally decide to check this aware that I will not be disappointed and I wasn't.

13 Reasons Why makes a familiar but still pleasing pilot, much thanks to its talented cast that worked very well especially the two leads Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford who deliver great performances especially the latter who gets into the skin of her character- that was the Hannah we wanted for 13 Reasons Why.

While the plot seems familiar since I am already acquainted with the book but impressively the makers and writers do add their own perspectives to make the story more relatable to its current audience- the dialogues that have Google maps in their context that wasn't quite a thing back in 2007 was really witty.

Overall liked it- the theme of the episode was well delivered.

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