16 “Groundbreaking” Series That Are Actually Problematic TV Shows

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13 Reasons Why

Of all the problematic TV shows on this list, this one is definitely the most controversial. There are huge fans of the TV show, while others fully recognize a potential for danger concerning the content. The series centers on Hannah (Katherine Langford), a high school student who commits suicide and leaves tapes for her classmates explaining the reasons why she did it. Suicide awareness is incredibly important, as well as shedding a light on bullying and high school sexual assaults. But there are for sure problematic issues with how the show did it. Showing Hannah’s suicide in full, unflinching detail may have scared some away from self-harm but also may have inspired others. There is also the problem of the blame shifting narrative that doesn’t take into account Hannah’s clear mental health issues that are never discussed! This is the pinnacle of problematic TV shows!

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