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thetwilightzone

thetwilightzone

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Jul 14, 2018
307
I've only watched the first season and I found it okay. However, when going online, the reviews from people were.....well what do you expect. The controversy just stemmed from the excessive condemnation of suicide. People on Quora were angry at how it portrayed suicide as being okay in some circumstances where they think it's "never okay in any circumstance".

I don't know whether I'll watch the second season but do you like the show or not?
 
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Revan

Revan

Darth
Jul 8, 2018
73
I like it -- the first season that is. The second season is quite boring tbh.
 
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Morning Angel

Useless Broken Wings
Aug 8, 2018
619
I noticed that criticism too. I think the main criticism is how it "romanticized" suicide, which is frankly a load of crock. Those people only feel comfortable having a discussion about suicide if the person doing it is demonized at some level. It's frustrating - the only way to de-stigmatize it is to bring it out into the open and have an honest conversation about when it might actually be ethical, but apparently even just discussing it is seen as harmful, "contagious," or romanticizing it. I think that's why the creators were pressured so much into including those useless hotlines in the second season.
 
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Comatose11

Mage
Jul 26, 2018
576
The only thing I'm worried about with 13 reasons why is people might see suicide as a way to get revenge or attention. Sure, some people use suicide for that, but a lot of people do not. Other than that, I didn't think it was that bad.
 
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thetwilightzone

thetwilightzone

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Jul 14, 2018
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I noticed that criticism too. I think the main criticism is how it "romanticized" suicide, which is frankly a load of crock. Those people only feel comfortable having a discussion about suicide if the person doing it is demonized at some level. It's frustrating - the only way to de-stigmatize it is to bring it out into the open and have an honest conversation about when it might actually be ethical, but apparently even just discussing it is seen as harmful, "contagious," or romanticizing it. I think that's why the creators were pressured so much into including those useless hotlines in the second season.

It's a shame that society can't have a rational debate about suicide in society.
 
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Dip

Student
Jul 27, 2018
171
Looks like the usual social stigma around suicide and perhaps some virtue signalling thrown in as well.

It's a shame that society can't have a rational debate about suicide in society.

It's also a shame that there are such negative connotations around "flak" when it is so useful for shooting down planes ;(

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ge0rge

ge0rge

the satanic mechanic
Jul 29, 2018
295
I just watched the suicide scene at the end of season one. Girrrrl. Talk about unrealistic. Are you telling me the chick managed to nick both radial arteries that precisely with so little effort and without getting messy? Fuck off :pfff::pfff: