13 Reasons Why: 10 Overlooked Positives To The Show

9. It Just Bounced Back

13 Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why season three was a return to form for the show. It still wasn't as good as season one and was still deeply flawed, but it was nevertheless an engaging murder mystery with lots of emotionally powerful moments.

It should be remembered that after season two's finale, which was one of the worst and most offensive episodes of TV in recent memory, it appeared the show was dead, so the fact that it recovered at all is impressive.

The third season didn't get good reviews from critics, with 12% on Rotten Tomatoes, but this should be taken with a pinch of salt for two reasons. Firstly, this is a program which will appeal to young people more while critics (many of whom are no doubt parents) will understandably find it a very uncomfortable show to watch.

Secondly, Rotten Tomatoes is a little weird with TV scores. Several dire seasons of television which is Far worse than this, such as Westworld and True Detective's second seasons, Black Mirror season 5, House of Cards season 8 and Doctor Who season 11, all got fresh scores. The mixed audience response is a better reflection of season three's quality.


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