13 Reasons Why Season 3: Just Another Gritty Teen Drama, I Guess…

There’s no doubt the trailer for Netflix’s season 3 of 13 Reasons Why is creative. 

After watching it I was intrigued by the questions it asked and the aesthetic appeal, but a story that once tackled a sensitive and heavy topic of teen suicide simply morphed into another dark, gritty, teen drama.

Despite its rave reviews in season 1 the content was questionable in regards to causing more confusion about suicide rather than bringing awareness. Season 2 didn’t do so well with the critics, but nevertheless it was still popular, season 3 however, bombed even worse with the ratings and the audience response was a measly ‘Meh’.

The story now goes the route of gritty and dark teen drama, which in its own world isn’t a bad thing and would be sure to gain popularity with its target audience, but in respect to the original story, which only really lasted one season, it seems to just go on tangents and reach for new story elements because of the popularity of the first 2 seasons.

13 Reasons Why season 3 dropped on Netflix on August 23. The loyal fans of the first two seasons have surely been disappointed by the third installment giving us an indication that any future investments aren’t worth it.

The trailer was uniquely creative but unfortunately that’s the best thing about the season with a 12% score on rotten tomatoes.

Tags:

  • Jay Evans

    Editor

    Jay Evans has spent the last 8 years working as a film editor, 4 of which have been with The Initiative Production Company. In his spare time he enjoys music, comedy, experimental cooking and getting lost in the woods.

Ads

You May Also Like

When Imagination Makes Incredible and Infinity Collide

Whenever new popular movies come out, people jump at even the smallest trailer. Trailers ...

The Thirty Year Cycle

No one’s innovative anymore and creativity is dead… But did it ever exist?

How to Use Visual Effects To Save Money

Independent filmmakers often shy away from too much CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) in movies. ...

Vancouver and Its Identity Crisis in Popular Movies

I’ve never been to Vancouver, and I really don’t know much about it… other ...

Innovative Stop Motion Short Film Is Sure To Give You All The Feels

This innovative oscar-nominated short is sure to inspire you and leave you with all ...

Smartphone Filmmaking: Documentary Filming With Your Smartphone

Shooting documentaries on a smartphone is so simple! Check out these creative tips to ...

Don't want to miss a thing?

Subscribe and join our creative community to keep updated with our weekly-ish* Newsletter from The Independent Initiative.

*We're filmmakers, sometimes we're out filming something, on those weeks the newsletters might be more irregular. Follow The Initiative Production Company (theInitiativePro) on your favorite social media to stay the most up to date on our current productions