13 Reasons Why is a teen drama made for Netflix by Brian Yorkey. It is based on the novel ” 13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher. It revolves around the life of a high school student who finds tapes of another student which has every detail of why she decided to end her life. Through various incidents, it covers wide range of societal issues affecting today’s generation.
MHT India chooses this series and book for a media review podcast for World Suicide Prevention Month; September as it shows the act of suicide in its screenplay and also gives a strong message of suicide prevention and what social concerns affects today’s youth .
In this podcast Ms. Anthea tells us how she views the series and the book 13 Reasons Why and also her interpretation of the theme of suicide and suicide prevention.
13 Reasons Why | a Review from the psychological perspective in honour of World Suicide Prevention Month
About the series; 13 Reasons Why
|Genre||Teen drama Mystery Thriller|
|Based on||Thirteen Reasons Why|
by Jay Asher
|Developed by||Brian Yorkey|
|Starring||Dylan MinnetteKatherine LangfordChristian NavarroAlisha BoeBrandon FlynnJustin PrenticeMiles HeizerRoss ButlerDevin DruidAmy HargreavesDerek LukeKate WalshBrian d’Arcy JamesGrace SaifBrenda StrongTimothy GranaderosMark PellegrinoTyler BarnhardtDeaken BlumanJan Luis CastellanosGary Sinise|
|Narrated by||Katherine Langford (season 1)Various (season 2)Grace Saif (season 3)Dylan Minnette (season 4)|
|Opening theme||“Oh in This World of Dread, Carry On” by Eskmo|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||49 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Selena Gomez Diana Son Tom McCarthy Joy Gorman Wettels Steve Golin Michael Sugar Mandy Teefey Kristel Laiblin|
|Running time||49–98 minutes|
|Production company(s)||July Moon Productions Kicked to the Curb Productions Anonymous Content Paramount Television Studios|
|Distributor||Netflix Streaming Services|
ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
|Picture format||4K (Ultra HD)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||March 31, 2017 –|
June 5, 2020
About the book; 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
|Audio read by||Debra Wiseman and Joel Johnstone|
|Cover artist||Christian Fuenfhausen|
|Country||United States of America|
|Publication date||October 18, 2007|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|LC Class||PZ7.A8155 Th 2008|
13 Reasons Why is currently streaming on Netflix and the book is available on Amazon.com . Do let us know in the comments below if you liked this particular review on the psychological perspective of 13 Reasons Why by MHT India or if you view this movie in a different light.
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