2) An Anti-hero too Evil for TV
Some would think that the main character, Hannah Baker, may be easily mistaken as the tragic hero of the series. After all, she undergoes unspeakable evil committed against her. Hannah isn’t the hero, however, she’s a villain. While she is not a villain who uses brute strength to physically abuse (like another villain in the series) she is a villain who uses psychological terror against teenagers. Unfortunately, many who suffer from self-harm or suicidal ideation will be attracted to Hannah and will be able to relate with her experience. Instead of leaning on ever present support systems Hannah chooses to use her death as a punishment against those who wronged her (and a couple who didn’t wrong her in any way).