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Offline Antonious Nikolas

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2790 on: October 16, 2017, 03:52:04 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2791 on: October 16, 2017, 04:13:40 PM »
I was never a series guy, but last week I gave a shot to 13 Reasons. Really liked it, although I was much more attracted to how the characters (both living or dead) deal with many aspects of guilt and shame than with the suicide main theme. On the other hand, I feel it may give a bad message to depressed teenagers, suicide as an answer, a vindication against anyone who influenced this tragic decision. Even though it lectures those near the depressed (whether they're aware of it or not) well, the only moments I felt it was tacitly condemning the main character's suicide were the excerpts showing her devastated family. Otherwise it sounded more  like "Hah! You were mean to me, so now you have my blood on your hands, sleep with that."
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2792 on: October 17, 2017, 03:25:46 AM »
13 Reasons Why stirred up a surprising amount of controversy for those very reasons. I haven't watched it, nor do I intend to, but I personally know a teenager who was deeply affected by having done so.
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