Someone said :
I watched the first episode and thought it a bit too teeny for me.
I know thats not really the question...
It is also the question. I struggled to get to the end.
And my opinion on it would be different if I had dropped at different stages of the story.
I am wondering how a suicidal teenager would view the series vs the book. Not that they all would see it as one single entity/personality. But I think that testimonials from people who were/are suicidal, as to the impact it has had on them, is vital.
They will have different stories, some will remain untold when they did not survive.
I do not feel like judging it myself, as I know it has helped some, and maybe it tripped others over the edge. Who knows.
Anecdotal dramatic situations, or anecdotal feel good stories, cannot individually be a reason to go for or against it.
On the other hand, there seems to be a hint that there is a second season in the works. And I am wondering if that is not exploitative. If the obsession of prolonging series that worked is not going to cast a shadow on the whole thing.