13 Reasons Why has had its journey. What started as a teenage story touching on bullying, rape culture and suicide turned into a court-room play (season two ) and murder puzzle (season 3) and finally became a psychological thriller in the final season, which is now streaming on Netflix.
The storyline picks from where season 3 left off right. Students at Liberty High are dealing with Monty de da Cruz’s death, and it was used by them to cover-up Bryce Walker’s murder. They’re in their graduation season and have time left on their hands and a lot more lies to cover up. As they prepare for college, they’re trying their very best not to get involved with a new fuss. But guess what, they have to take care of.
The focus is entirely on the cast, and the storyline progresses to provide them with proper closure. They have lost without really doing anything, although there are multiple new characters, who seem to generate some significant improvement.
This season, after Hanna Baker (Katherine Langford) and Ani Achola (Grace Saif), eventually Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) becomes the narrator and the story is told from his perspective.
It’s more comfortable to listen to the story from him than Ani, but it becomes confusing. You can’t conclude what’s actual and what’s not as he and your prime personality, who holds the series has anxiety issues and hallucinations can’t at times distinguish reality. However, there’s no denying the fact that Minnette is a saving grace. He compels you to look through him and empathise with his character. It’s his performance that makes you sail through this finale.
Creator Brian Yorkey gave the viewers a finale that was long plus episodes and had cut the season short by three events which have a runtime of one-hour-38-minutes. The show should have been fast and gritty, but it ends up looking more dragged.
The great that the season does is how important it’s to approach it in the stage and that it desperately wants you to chat their deteriorating health, about teenagers. It strives a dialogue about one’s sexuality to stir and normalises as much as you can.
13 Reasons Why has always been on point in terms of representation and it does it well in this season. Does it attempt to sugar coat supremacy? Like the last season, Jessica Davis (Alisha Boe) and Tony Padilla (Christian Navarro) outrightly question the authorities and the discrimination the people of colour go through daily. Episode 8, even when Jessica directs how to stand against the misuse of power and chaos breaks out between police officers and rages pupils will remind one of the George Floyd protests in the US.
Apart from this, this show’s soundtrack is a winner. Right to Beach House into Vampire Weekend to St Vincent, the concluding season includes a right mix.
The very best that 13 Reasons Why has done thus much is bringing topics. Plot-wise, it is stagnant although you can give some benefit for that to season four. The season adds virtually nothing to that which we’ve observed in the past three seasons and does not add any value to the narrative. You may not need to pick on this one, but you may view it to comprehend the reality of anxiety.