Best new TV show of 2017 so far: ‘Dear White People’ or ’13 Reasons Why’? | The Tylt
Netflix premiered a few new hit shows this year, meaning the streaming company is at the top of its game. "13 Reasons Why" has been called a controversial series and accused of romanticizing suicide—although fans argue the show presents a positive message to teens. "Dear White People" is based on the praised film of the same name and adds more context to racial politics and discrimination in college. Which show is the breakout hit of 2017 so far? 📺
Best new TV show of 2017 so far: ‘Dear White People’ or ’13 Reasons Why’?
Below is the synopsis of "Dear White People," per IMDB.
At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.
The show has garnered acclaim for detailing different college student tropes, and diversity in how Black students and students of color navigate their way through race relations, discrimination and racism in a predominantly white space. The TV series has been able to take a deeper dive than the praised film of the same name, and it's been renewed for a second season. This means the diverse cast of characters will be given even more depth and development in the show's narratives in the second season.
Watch the trailer to hit show below.
Below is the synopsis of the "13 Reasons Why," also thanks to IMDB.
Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.
The teen drama has sparked controversy for allegedly romanticizing teen suicide, although others argue the show details the realities of issues like teen suicide and rape. Fans say the show provides a positive message to teens and does not encourage them to harm themselves. Adding context to controversial narratives isn't easy, but fans believe "13 Reasons Why" is a good start. The show has been renewed for a second season despite the controversy.
Watch the trailer to controversy yet popular series below.