Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" was based on a book that has pretty much been under the radar. The popularity of "13 Reasons Why" surged when it was revealed that Selena Gomez was working on the project as an executive producer. Starting off as a newbie in the world full of veteran TV shows, the showrunners were delightfully surprised when the series began picking up the pace and started taking social media by storm. In fact, most of the viewers agreed that it was one of the best original dramas that the streaming company has made in several years. At a glance, the drama is mainly about a girl who kills herself and leaves a series of tapes for her high school crush.

However, the basicness of "13 Reasons Why" stops there. In the genre of high school dramas, there's "Pretty Little Liars," Degrassi" and "Riverdale." Fans of said TV shows know all too well the twists and turns of high school dramas and the stereotypical characters. However, the Selena Gomez-produced drama seems to be a cut above the rest, proving that it is not a typical high school drama series.

'13 Reasons Why' -- authentic, uncensored, realistic

The writers and showrunners of Netflix's trending drama series are proud to say that they have made a show that has tugged at the heartstrings of the viewers because of its rawness and authenticity. In the said series, there's no sugar-coating of characters, no wishy-washy plot. In fact, most of the viewers agree that as the episodes delve deeper into the season, the plot gets deeper and darker.

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This is not a "Mean Girls" kind of set-up but a combination of "Riverdale" and "Pretty Little Liars" with a heightened sense of mystery. It also tackles the common problems of teenagers right now -- bullying, rape culture, suicide and peer pressure. According to several sources, viewers referred to "13 Reasons Why" as a brutal wake-up call.

Fans clamoring for '13 Reasons Why' season 2

The ending of the book has been a cliffhanger, which makes the finale of its series adaptation a cliffhanger as well. Knowing Netflix, the fate of a series depends greatly on the viewership, and while the streaming company has been known to renew some of their original dramas, some were also left to season 1 only.

That said, fans of "13 Reasons Why" have been crossing their fingers for a season 2, saying that the series clearly has a lot of potential and can be a great avenue for young people to learn a lot of lessons from what happened to Hannah. Jay Asher, the author of the original novel, has reportedly expressed his support for a possible season 2, admitting that he himself is curious as to what happens to the characters in the future.