Here's a controversial show. Ever since Netflix released the second season, I've seen lots of really negative critiques poping up from everywhere. So because I loved season 1, I started watching season 2 anyway, but didn't expect much. I saw the whole season, and now I wonder. Wtf are poeple complaining about? The show was good, and stayed good. Obviously the rythm can't be the same than it was in season 1 beacause it can't be "one tape, one episode". They still covered some very interesting issues, and while we don't find every character likeable, it was also that way in season one, so really, I don't get it. I stand by that show, even if it's somehow super popular these days to bash on it. I think poeple need to understand that just because a character has issues and is a victim of something, they don't become "good" because of it. Season two showed that a lot. Hanna was a victim but we learn she was also a bully. Jessica is a victim but she's definitely not likeable, or responsible. Clay is in a lot of pain but he's controlling and a downer and he's clearly going crazy. Alex sure suffers too but can be annoyingly superficial at times. Jessica doen't have to be "the most accurate representation" of a raped girl, Alex doesn't have to be "the most accurate representation" of a handicaped teen, jeez let these characters be just characters, they evolve in an extremely toxic environment and their flaws are forgivable. It's not like Liberty High is the most realistic school in the first place (I mean, everyone is hot, that's a dead giveaway!!!) so why are poeple so pissed about the lack of realism NOW? It was there before!
Anyway... 13RW is a good show to watch if you like really dark teen drama. I do. It never betrayed me. It delivered. At the end of season 1 I was shipping Tony x Clay. Now I ship Clay x Justin. Significantly harder that I shipped Tony x Clay. I'm gonna do fanarts about them. I hope we can share our love for this show here in this safe place, cause the outside seems weirdly hostile at the moment.
Let me know your thoughts about in in the comments^^