This is based on the New York Times bestselling YA book by Jay Asher, was created by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey, who also wrote the pilot. 13 Reasons Why is the story of Hanna Baker, a high schooler who commits suicide.
Unfortunately, the season's execution is frequently dismal. And although I didn't feel that the first season engaged in sadness porn or exploitation, I can't say the same for the second. It wallows, especially in later episodes.
These moments come closest to making Season 2 seem like a necessary companion to the first. But at the same time, several last-minute developments come out of nowhere to ensure the season ends on a muddled, unsatisfying note.